Wichita State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,385

5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,175

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.43%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

86.2%

6,305 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

14,166

70.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

45.9%

539 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 Curriculum & Instruction (166 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (159 degrees), and General Studies (136 degrees).

In 2016, 3,336 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wichita State University. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,007 degrees), 7.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (265 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wichita State University is $6,385, which is $-19,471 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wichita State University is $6,385, which is $-19,471 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,175.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,385

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Wichita State University was $6,385. The cost of tuition at Wichita State University is $-19,471 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$14,175

2016 Value

9.66%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Wichita State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,175. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Wichita State University grew by 9.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,015

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wichita State University was of $10,015 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 14.2% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Wichita State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.75% with respect to 2015, when 57% 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.

7.43%

2015 Default Rate

249

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Wichita State University was 7.43%, which represents 249 out of the 3353 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 6,305 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16.1% annual growth. Out of those 6,305 applicants, 5,437 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.2% acceptance rate.

There were 14,166 students enrolled at Wichita State University in 2016, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wichita State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,437

Accepted Out of 6,305

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wichita State University was 86.2% (5,437 admissions from 6,305 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 94.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 16.1%, while admissions grew by 5.7%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

125

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Wichita State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wichita State University has a total enrollment of 14,166 students. The full-time enrollment at Wichita State University is 10,007 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,159. This means that 70.6% of students enrolled at Wichita State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wichita State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.3% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.64% Asian, 5.48% Black or African American, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.628% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0847% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wichita State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (27%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (18.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wichita State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,166 students. The full-time enrollment at Wichita State University is 10,007 and the part-time enrollment is 4,159. This means that 70.6% of students enrolled at Wichita State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2016 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 72%. 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

    8,542

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,452

  3. Asian

    940

The enrolled student population at Wichita State University is 60.3% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.64% Asian, 5.48% Black or African American, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.628% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0847% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 332 students (2.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 302 more women than men received degrees from Wichita State University. The majority of degree recipients at Wichita State University are white (2,007 degrees awarded). There were 7.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (265 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wichita State University is Curriculum & Instruction (166 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (159 degrees) and General Studies (136 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 (638 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (169 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (160 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Miscellaneous managers (460,443 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (373,148 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (315,631 people), Civil engineers (235,158 people), and Social workers (184,482 people).

The most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Engineering (638 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (169 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (160 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), and Physical Sciences (50 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Engineering (638 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (169 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (160 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), and Physical Sciences (50 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Architectural, engineering & related services (426,480 people), Computer Systems Design (417,577 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (325,290 people), Construction (260,609 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (258,659 people).

The most specialized majors at Wichita State University are Engineering (638 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (169 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (160 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), and Physical Sciences (50 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 166 degrees awarded

  2. 159 degrees awarded

  3. 136 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wichita State University was Curriculum & Instruction with 166 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,517

  2. 1,819

In 2016, 1,517 degrees were awarded to men at Wichita State University, which is 0.834 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,819).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Wichita State University in Industrial Engineering, which is 2.6 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 141 degrees were awarded to women at Wichita State University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 2.66 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 19% of students graduating from Wichita State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 (55.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wichita State University is Female and Asian (55.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.27% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,007 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    265 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    191 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wichita State University is white (2,007 degrees awarded). There were 7.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (265 degrees).

3.3% of degree recipients (110 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,186 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    821 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    169 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wichita State University is white female (1,186 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (821 degrees).

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Operations

Wichita State University has an endowment valued at nearly $236M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $103k (0.0438%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Wichita State University had a total expenditure of $295M. Of that $295M, they spent $138M on salaries and $295M on benefits.

Wichita State University employs 127 Professors, 127 Associate professors, and 122 No academic ranks. Most academics at Wichita State University are Male Professors (100), Female No academic ranks(86), and Male Associate professors (70).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wichita State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 356 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 287 employees, and Management with 200 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$236M

2015 Endowment

9.29%

decline from 2014

Wichita State University has an endowment valued at about $236M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Wichita State University declined 9.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.4M 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. $20M - Federal

  2. $7.17M - State

  3. $829k - Local

As of 2015, Wichita State University received $20M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.17M from state grants and contracts, and $829k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$138M

Salary Expenditure

$295M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Wichita State University had a total expenditure of $295M. Of that $295M, they spent $138M on salaries and $295M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Wichita State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$138M

2015 Salaries

9.87%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Wichita State University paid a median of $138M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($295M) and a 9.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.87% growth from 2013 and a 2.62% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.5M

Instructional Salaries

561

Number of Employees

In 2015, Wichita State University paid a total of $40.5M to 561 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

127 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

356 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wichita State University were Professor with 127 employees; Associate professor with 127 employees; and Associate professor with 122 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wichita State University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 356 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 287 employees; and Management with 200 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wichita State University was Male Professor with 100 employees, Female No academic rank with 86 employees, and Male Associate professor with 70 employees.

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