Wichita State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,848
0.0731% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,553
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.62%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.9%
8,899 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
16,216
66.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.5%
743 Graduates

About

Wichita State University is a higher education institution located in Sedgwick County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Wichita State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (272 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (154 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (129 degrees).

In 2022, 3,714 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wichita State University. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,335 degrees), 6.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (373 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wichita State University is $6,848, which is $−23,302 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wichita State University is $6,848, which is $−23,302 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,553.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending Wichita State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,848
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wichita State University was $6,848. The cost of tuition at Wichita State University is $−23,302 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$13,553
2022 Value
2.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wichita State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,553. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wichita State University grew by 2.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,685
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wichita State University was of $11,685 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.154% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Wichita State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.62%
2019 Default Rate
51
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wichita State University was 1.62%, which represents 51 out of the 3153 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wichita State University received 8,899 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 22.1% annual growth. Out of those 8,899 applicants, 8,441 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.9% acceptance rate.

There were 16,216 students enrolled at Wichita State University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wichita State University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,441
Accepted Out of 8,899

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wichita State University was 94.9% (8,441 admissions from 8,899 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 91.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 22.1%, while admissions grew by 27.1%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
140
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Wichita State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wichita State University had a total enrollment of 16,216 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wichita State University is 10,738 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,478. This means that 66.2% of students enrolled at Wichita State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wichita State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.2% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.9% Asian, 5.2% Black or African American, 4.21% Two or More Races, 0.567% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wichita State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.7%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (19%), followed by White Male (8.58%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wichita State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,216 students. The full-time enrollment at Wichita State University is 10,738 and the part-time enrollment is 5,478. This means that 66.2% of students enrolled at Wichita State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Wichita State University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Wichita State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,139 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,027 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    956 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wichita State University is 50.2% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.9% Asian, 5.2% Black or African American, 4.21% Two or More Races, 0.567% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 341 students (2.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 646 more women than men received degrees from Wichita State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wichita State University is white (2,335 degrees awarded). There were 6.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (373 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wichita State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (272 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (154 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (129 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wichita State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees awarded), Engineering (411 degrees), and Education (542 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,654,104 people), Secondary school teachers (514,090 people), Other managers (473,877 people), Software developers (464,798 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (351,016 people).

The most specialized majors at Wichita State University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees awarded), Engineering (411 degrees), Education (542 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (186 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees awarded), Engineering (411 degrees), Education (542 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (186 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,974,664 people), Computer Systems Design (550,834 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (519,285 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (469,550 people), and Construction (378,632 people).

The most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees awarded), Engineering (411 degrees), Education (542 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (186 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wichita State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 272 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded
  3. 129 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wichita State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 272 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,534
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,180
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,534 degrees were awarded to men at Wichita State University, which is 0.704 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,180).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Wichita State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 250 degrees were awarded to men at Wichita State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 11.4 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Wichita State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wichita State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.08% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,335 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    373 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    226 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wichita State University is white (2,335 degrees awarded). There were 6.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (373 degrees).

1.56% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,463 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    872 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    223 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wichita State University is white female (1,463 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (872 degrees).

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Operations

Wichita State University has an endowment valued at nearly $320M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 177k (0.0552%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Wichita State University had a total salary expenditure of 500M. Wichita State University employs 201 Assistant professors, 178 Associate professors and 149 Professors. Most academics at Wichita State University are Female Assistant professor (110), Male Associate professor (97), and Male Professor (91).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wichita State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 466 employees, Management, with 335 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 219 employees.

Endowment

$320M
2022 Endowment
4.95%
decline from 2021

Wichita State University has an endowment valued at about $320M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wichita State University declined 4.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $52.8M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$184M
2022 Salaries
7.68%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Wichita State University paid a median of $184M in salaries, which represents 36.7% of their overall expenditure ($500M) and a 7.68% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$44.1M
Instructional Salaries
536
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wichita State University paid a total of $44.1M to 536 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
201 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
466 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wichita State University were Assistant professor with 201 employees, Associate professor with 178 employees, and Professor with 149 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wichita State University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 466 employees, Management with 335 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 219 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wichita State University was Female Assistant professor with 110 employees, Male Associate professor with 97 employees, and Male Professor with 91 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wichita State University.

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