Wichita State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,545

2.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,541

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

93.8%

5,469 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

15,075

66.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

47.4%

592 Graduates

About

Wichita State University is a higher education institution located in Sedgwick County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wichita State University were Registered Nursing (171 degrees awarded), Curriculum & Instruction (167 degrees), and General Studies (107 degrees).

In 2017, 3,273 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wichita State University. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,032 degrees), 7.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (263 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wichita State University is $6,545, which is $-19,955 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wichita State University is $6,545, which is $-19,955 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,541.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,545

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wichita State University was $6,545. The cost of tuition at Wichita State University is $-19,955 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,541

2017 Value

4.47%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wichita State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,541. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wichita State University grew by 4.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,214

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wichita State University was of $10,214 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Wichita State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2016, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

8.5%

2016 Default Rate

280

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wichita State University was 8.5%, which represents 280 out of the 3294 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Wichita State University received 5,469 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.3% annual decline. Out of those 5,469 applicants, 5,130 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.8% acceptance rate.

There were 15,075 students enrolled at Wichita State University in 2017, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wichita State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,130

Accepted Out of 5,469

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wichita State University was 93.8% (5,130 admissions from 5,469 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 86.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -13.3%, while admissions declined by -5.65%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

88

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Wichita State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wichita State University has a total enrollment of 15,075 students. The full-time enrollment at Wichita State University is 9,992 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,083. This means that 66.3% of students enrolled at Wichita State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wichita State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.2% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.3% Asian, 5.68% Black or African American, 4.11% Two or More Races, 0.624% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0995% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wichita State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wichita State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,075 students. The full-time enrollment at Wichita State University is 9,992 and the part-time enrollment is 5,083. This means that 66.3% of students enrolled at Wichita State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Wichita State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,930

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,655

  3. Asian

    949

The enrolled student population at Wichita State University is 59.2% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.3% Asian, 5.68% Black or African American, 4.11% Two or More Races, 0.624% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0995% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 428 students (2.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 207 more women than men received degrees from Wichita State University. The majority of degree recipients at Wichita State University are white (2,032 degrees awarded). There were 7.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (263 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wichita State University is Registered Nursing (171 degrees awarded), followed by Curriculum & Instruction (167 degrees) and General Studies (107 degrees).

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 Engineering (619 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (190 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (158 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,907,989 people), Other managers (442,542 people), Software developers (380,586 people), Secondary school teachers (326,528 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (323,558 people).

The most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Engineering (619 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (190 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (158 degrees), Education (324 degrees), and Physical Sciences (55 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Engineering (619 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (190 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (158 degrees), Education (324 degrees), and Physical Sciences (55 degrees).

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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 (2,828,610 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (514,601 people), Computer Systems Design (466,105 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (428,081 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (310,941 people).

The most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Engineering (619 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (190 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (158 degrees), Education (324 degrees), and Physical Sciences (55 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 171 degrees awarded

  2. 167 degrees awarded

  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wichita State University was Registered Nursing with 171 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,533

  2. 1,740

In 2017, 1,533 degrees were awarded to men at Wichita State University, which is 0.881 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,740).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 181 degrees were awarded to men at Wichita State University in Industrial Engineering, which is 7.54 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 161 degrees were awarded to women at Wichita State University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 3.83 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Wichita State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (63.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wichita State University is Female and Asian (63.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.35% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,032 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    263 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    197 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wichita State University is white (2,032 degrees awarded). There were 7.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (263 degrees).

2.78% of degree recipients (91 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,194 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    838 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    170 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wichita State University is white female (1,194 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (838 degrees).

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Operations

Wichita State University has an endowment valued at nearly $248M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $270k (0.109%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Wichita State University had a total salary expenditure of $284M. Wichita State University employs 131 Associate professors, 123 Assistant professors, and 121 No academic ranks. Most academics at Wichita State University are Male Professors (95), Female No academic ranks(86), and Male Associate professors (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wichita State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 361 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 264 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 211 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$248M

2017 Endowment

8.06%

growth from 2016

Wichita State University has an endowment valued at about $248M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wichita State University grew 8.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.8M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $32.7M - Federal

  2. $6.08M - State

  3. $1.46M - Local

As of 2017, Wichita State University received $32.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.08M from state grants and contracts, and $1.46M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$124M

2017 Salaries

6.48%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Wichita State University paid a median of $124M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($284M) and a 6.48% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.07% decline from 2015 and a 9.87% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38M

Instructional Salaries

521

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wichita State University paid a total of $38M to 521 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

131 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

361 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wichita State University were Associate professor with 131 employees; Assistant professor with 123 employees; and Assistant professor with 121 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wichita State University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 361 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 264 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 211 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wichita State University was Male Professor with 95 employees, Female No academic rank with 86 employees, and Male Associate professor with 77 employees.

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