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 its evolution through collaboration, innovation, applied learning and entrepreneurship creating the ideal environment for students.
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.
With yearly funding topping $164 million, research at Wichita State University ranges from bioscience, chemistry and engineering to mathematics, physics and ancient civilization. WSU ranks fourth among all U.S. universities in aeronautical R&D expenditures and first in industry funding for aeronautical R&D.
The Office for Workforce, Professional and Community Education (WPCE) is your link to University workforce training and professional development programs. The WPCE can provide information regarding the many career-relevant academic programs and certifications the University offers.
We know you have a life outside your classes. Student Affairs exists to ensure students get the most out of their time at Wichita State, whether that means connecting you with resources to help you succeed, or connecting you with your people through involvement opportunities on campus.
Danielle Gabor, the Assistant Director of WSU Haysville/WSU South is spearheading an initiative, in collaboration with the City of Haysville, the Haysville Chamber of Commerce, the Haysville Community Library and other partners, to set up a network of Little Free Libraries in various locations in the City of Haysville to "build community, inspire readers and spark creativity".
The Telecommunications Group provides voice and data services to support the University's mission. It is our goal to design, implement and support a high quality telecommunications solution for our end users. Our Group provides services to Wichita State University's Main Campus, West Campus, South Campus and satellite locations.
See a nurse or doctor right on campus and have access to resources such as health and wellness education, nutrition counseling, annual exams and limited pharmacy services.
Wichita State University is located in the heart of the midwest in the largest city in the state of Kansas. Our beautiful 330-acre campus is situated on the crest of a hill with a view of downtown Wichita, 5 miles to the southwest. We'd love to have you visit us! You can get driving directions to any point on campus using our Interactive Map.
Year round, there's so much to do on the Wichita State campus -- from music, theater and dance performances to world-class museums to the heart-pounding excitement of Shocker athletics. Now, with the establishment of Braeburn Square and the development of community-facing resources like GoCreate, we have even more attractions for the Wichita community at large.
Wichita State University has held regional accreditation since 1927 from the Higher Learning Commission.
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