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Wichita State University was awarded 390 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general studies.
WSU is ranked #735 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when WSU held the #1,367 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Out of the 46 colleges in Kansas, WSU is ranked at #4.
When it comes to admittance, Wichita State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 80%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.
About 9% of students accepted to WSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 630.
Learn more about Wichita State University admissions.
With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Wichita State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Wichita State University is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Wichita State University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.
When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at WSU is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Wichita State University.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,946 undergraduates at WSU with 8,586 being full-time and 3,360 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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 WSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At WSU, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,265 a year. That adds up to $33,060 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at WSU is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
See which majors at Wichita State University make the most money.
Get more details about the location of Wichita State University.
Contact details for WSU are given below.
|Address:||1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0124|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||279||NA|
|Business Administration & Management||164||$42,790|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||74||$35,274|
|Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering||72||$63,979|
|Finance & Financial Management||70||$42,878|
Learn more about the majors offered at Wichita State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2019-2020, 7,939 students took at least one online class at Wichita State University. This is an increase from the 7,796 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at Wichita State University.
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*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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