The Wichita State difference


Applied Learning

As a Shocker, you'll get the chance to work side-by-side with established professionals, building contacts, confidence and a strong resume before graduation.

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With more than 30 renowned centers and institutes and state-of-the-art labs and research facilities, Wichita State students do real research that impacts the community, the economy and people's lives.

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At Wichita State, our students are the engine of innovation, with a collaborative infrastructure that helps develop new ideas, and get new projects and businesses off the ground.

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By the numbers

No. 1 most affordable research university in the region

High quality and affordable tuition make Wichita State a great value. We're among the most affordable four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

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Top 20 in U.S. college engineering R&D expenditures

Wichita State continues to rise in the National Science Foundation's ranking of U.S. college engineering R&D expenditures

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No. 1 Transfer Destination in the state of Kansas

For 12 straight years, WSU has been the top four-year transfer destination for Kansas college students. Potential transfer students can see how the credits they have already taken can apply to different degrees by using our Transfer Gateway.

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$270 million in annual funding for research activities at Wichita State

Since 2010, Wichita State University is one of the fastest-growing research universities in the United States.

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Happening at Wichita State

Why Wichita State?

WSU grads working in Kansas earn more than those from other state institutions
Applied learning for every major.
Among the highest first-year employment rates for public university grads working in Kansas