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Kansas Wesleyan University Data & Information Overview

Great Price Value for Your Money
68% Acceptance Rate
10% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Kansas Wesleyan University Ranked?

#1,648 Best Colleges in Nation
#28 Best Colleges in KS
Homeland Security Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Kansas Wesleyan University is ranked #1,648 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Kansas Wesleyan University held the #1,838 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Kansas Wesleyan University also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in Kansas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Kansas Wesleyan University?

68% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Kansas Wesleyan University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 68%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Kansas Wesleyan University Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Kansas Wesleyan University, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kansas Wesleyan University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kansas Wesleyan University

57% Freshmen Retention
34% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Kansas Wesleyan University this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Kansas Wesleyan University have a four-year graduation rate of 34%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100

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Kansas Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

698 Full-Time Undergraduates
40.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
41.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 749 undergraduates at Kansas Wesleyan University with 698 being full-time and 51 being part-time.

How Much Does Kansas Wesleyan University Cost?

$24,476 Net Price
82% Take Out Loans
$30,724 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Kansas Wesleyan University is $24,476. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Kansas Wesleyan University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,896 $22,559 $23,187 $27,297 $25,523

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Kansas Wesleyan University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Kansas Wesleyan University, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $7,681 a year. That adds up to $30,724 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kansas Wesleyan University is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Kansas Wesleyan University Graduates Make?

$42,339 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Kansas Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,339 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas State
698 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Salina, Kansas, Kansas Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution. Salina is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Kansas Wesleyan University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 E. Claflin Ave., Salina, KS 67401-6146
Phone: 785-827-5541

Kansas Wesleyan University Majors

38 Majors With Completions
166 Undergraduate Degrees
29 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University. Of these students, 166 received undergraduate degrees and 29 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 34 NA
Health & Physical Education 23 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 $34,762
Nursing 14 NA
General Psychology 8 NA
Accounting 7 NA
Homeland Security 6 NA
Chemistry 5 NA
Computer Information Systems 5 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5 $38,652

Learn more about the majors offered at Kansas Wesleyan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Kansas Wesleyan University

44% Take At Least One Class Online
8% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 359 students took at least one online class at Kansas Wesleyan University. This is a decrease from the 390 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 359 61
2019-2020 390 77
2018-2019 250 71
2017-2018 248 81
2016-2017 208 81

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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