Wichita State University

The mission of Wichita State University is to be an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good. Combining tradition and innovation with the limitless resources of its location, only Wichita State has all the pieces you need to do more and be more. The location of Wichita State, in Kansas largest city, students take learning out of the classroom and into the real-world, gaining practical experience, building a resume, making connections, and getting a jumpstart on a career.

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School Details

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Public, Coed 1895 N/A Semester $229.3 million 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260 (316) 978-3456
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Kansas Wichita 462 463

Tuition & Expenses

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Room and board $6,280 (2017-18)


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Average need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $4,547
Students who received need-based scholarship or grant aid (freshmen) 25%
Average non-need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $5,299
Average non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $9,684

Financial Aid

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Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees 3%
Average total indebtedness of 2016 graduating class $39,122
Graduating students who have borrowed (any loan type, 2016) 61%


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Average need-based self-help aid award (freshmen) $1,806
Students who received need-based self-help aid (freshmen) 22%