When Wichita State first opened its doors in 1895 students rode horses to class, telegraph machines were cutting-edge technology, and Wichita had only been a city for roughly 25 years.Today, the university continues to change to reflect the world around it, finding new ways to keep future generations of Shockers one step ahead of the competition.
Wichita State is where the classroom and real-world experience collide. Our unmatched industry connections give Shockers in every major the opportunity to gain practical experience with employers in their areas of interest—preparing them for future success before graduation.
Wichita State University's location in the heart of Wichita -- a mecca for aircraft manufacturing, healthcare and business -- provides the opportunity for applied learning and research to be infused throughout each student's educational experience. By conducting research and internships in their fields, students gain real-world experience, allowing them to develop and apply critical skills.
Nail the resume, land the interview and prepare for the job with the Career Development Center. Build marketable skills and gain professional work experience before and after graduation through targeted internships and cooperative education, one-on-one counseling, special workshops, career fairs and more. Now is the time to develop the right habits and skills for a lifetime of professional success.
The Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. The program is funded to provide services to students from first generation and limited income families as well as students with disabilities. The primary goal of SSS is to help transition, retain and graduate college students. The program provides a variety of academic support services that include individualized tutoring, success skill development, course planning and advising.
Living on campus at Wichita State means easy access to absolutely everything on campus, including hundreds of new friends. It also means free cable, free high-speed Web access, TV lounges, game rooms, computer labs and basketball courts. Oh, yeah, and laundry facilities. And suite-style bathrooms.
The nurses and physicians at Student Health Services provide medical care and treatment for ill and injured students. Additional services include health and wellness education, nutrition counseling, annual exams and limited pharmacy services.
In Kansas, Wichita is at the center of everything. As the state’s largest city — with a population of more than 670,000 — Wichita is the commercial, financial, medical, cultural and entertainment hub for the state and a major player in the region.That level of activity can make living in a run-of-the-mill college town seem a little unfulfilling. From huge annual festivals and serene nature preserves to world-class dining and a thriving arts scene, in Wichita you can have it all.
On-campus recreation is a great way to burn a few calories, meet cool people and unwind after class.The Heskett Center and Rhatigan Student Center are home to everything from rock climbing and Kung Fu to billiards and bowling. Students can join a sports club or compete in intramurals – play racquetball, badminton and basketball – or get buff in the weight room.
There are many exciting ways to get involved at Wichita State. Whether you want to be in a student organization, develop leadership skills, participate in community service, plan campus events or join a Greek organization, there is something for you.
Wichita State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA).
The Barton School of Business at Wichita State University is among these 165 business schools. All of its undergraduate and graduate business and accounting programs are fully accredited by AACSB International.