Wichita State University is distinguished from Kansas' other state-supported schools by its urban setting. WSU's location in the largest city in Kansas enhances the traditional classroom experience by providing students greater opportunities in resources, contacts with business and government leaders, employment and internships.

Both traditional and nontraditional students enjoy a wide selection of day, evening and summer courses in more than 150 areas of study at the main campus and at WSU's West, South, and downtown locations. Of the over 14,500 students, 88 percent are from Kansas, representing nearly all counties in the state, and the remainder are from almost every state in America and 84 foreign countries. Nearly 60 percent of the students are full time, while the remainder attend part time and take advantage of gaining work experience at local companies. Many students also take advantage of WSU's work-based learning program, which has partnerships with 500 top organizations in the United States.

The 330-acre campus is modern and accessible and at the same time retains the flavor of the university's heritage, combining distinctive Georgian-style architecture with more modern buildings of stone and brick and accentuated by attractive landscaping. During the past 25 years, Wichita State has more than doubled its instructional space, adding major buildings for art, engineering, health sciences, sciences, physical education, music, dance, and liberal arts and sciences. The University is in a growth phase in terms of adding space, with a new 780 bed dormitory and two active innovation university constructions projects on the eastern edge of campus.

As a Division I institution, WSU fields teams in tennis, cross country, basketball, track, golf, crew, bowling, men's baseball, and women's volleyball and softball. The men's and women's bowling teams have won numerous national championships.

Although WSU's first commitment is to excellence in instruction, it has an equally strong commitment to excellence in research and public service as integral parts of its educational mission.

 

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  • Wichita State News: selected releases, 2012-2016 

    Strategic Communications (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
  • Wichita State University Policies and Procedures Manual 

    Office of the President; Office of Internal Audit (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    This is an unofficial archival copy of the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual accessed September 10, 2016. The official current copy of the Manual is maintained by the WSU Office of Internal Audit and is available at: ...
  • Organization chart, 2007 

    Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2007)
    Wichita State University's organizational structure ten years ago. Except from the Wichita State Self-study report submitted to the Higher Learning Commission in 2007.
  • Organization chart, 2016 

    Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2016-07-27)
    Wichita State University's organizational structure, revised July 27, 2016.
  • Wichita State University Master Plan, 2014 

    Wichita State University; Sasaki Associates (Wichita State University, 2014)
    In the fall of 2012, Wichita State University launched a master planning process that engaged the Wichita State community in the task of imagining the future of the main campus. The resulting master plan serves as framework ...
  • Wichita State -- Innovation University 

    Office or the President (Wichita State University, 2015-05)
    Flyer "Wichita State -- Innovation University" issued by the Office of the President, May 2015.
  • Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus 

    Bardo, John W. (Wichita State University, 2014-01)
    The WSU's Innovation Campus presentation by President John Bardo to the Kansas Board of Regents, January 2014.
  • Wichita State University home page 

    Wichita State University (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    Copy of the Wichita State University home page accessed February 9, 2016.
  • Wichita State University Strategic Plan home page: Vision, mission and values 

    Strategic Planning Steering Committee; Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    The Wichita State University strategic plan home page (Accessed MArch 8, 2016.)
  • Strategic Planning Monitoring: Chronology, Phase II Accomplishments, Dashboard Elements & Applied Learning Measurement Plan 

    Strategic Planning Steering Committee; Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    Strategic planning chronology and accomplishments; development and implementation of quality review processes.
  • Wichita State University Strategic Plan: full version 

    Strategic Planning Steering Committee; Office of the President; Wichita State University (Wichita State University, 2013)
    Full version of the 2013 WSU's Strategic Plan developed by a steering committee appointed by President Bardo and co-chaired by Cindy Claycomb, Wichita State University Professor of Marketing, W. Frank Barton School of ...
  • Strategic plan annual reports, 2014-2016 

    Strategic Planning Steering Committee; Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    The reports provides information on processes and results of the development and implementation of the University's strategic planning initiative that included three phases. Phase I - Development of a Vision, Mission and ...
  • Real-World Ideas for Real-World Impact : Wichita State’s Big Audacious Plan for the Future 

    Strategic Planning Steering Committee; Office of the President; Wichita State University (Wichita State University, 2013)
    Wichita State University strategic plan brochure.
  • WSU strategic planning initiative, 2012-2013 

    Office of the President; Strategic Planning Steering Committee (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    Several important historical documents created in process of work on the WSU's strategic plan 2013.
  • Strategic plans developed by Wichita State University colleges 

    Strategic Planning Steering Committee; Office of the President; Academic Affairs (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    Includes strategic plans developed by WSU's colleges and departments during a Phase II strategic planning initiative (2013-2014.)
  • Strategic Plan Dashboard: Timeline for implementation applied learning experience measurement 

    Strategic Planning Steering Committee; Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    The long-term purpose of the Applied Learning metric on the University’s Strategic Plan Dashboard is to confirm at the College level that each student meets a college graduation requirement that an applied learning or ...
  • Strategic Planning by Academic Affairs units 

    Strategic Planning Steering Committee; Office of the President; Academic Affairs (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    Strategic planning documents created by various units of the Division of Academic Affairs: Career Development Center -- Media Resources Center (MRC) -- Office of Transitions and Orientation / Office of Student Success -- ...
  • Strategic Enrollment Management Plan for Fall 2016 to 2020: Goals, Strategies, Tactics 

    Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2016-08)
    This document provides an executive summary of the SEM goals along with a detailed listing of the goal’s strategies and tactics. Both reflect the work of numerous groups, offices, students and faculty. The plan represent ...
  • President's Diversity Council goals, mission, organization and minutes 

    President's Diversity Council; Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    About the Council, its mission, purpose and organization -- Organizational chart -- President's Diversity Council home page -- Minutes 2016
  • WSU Policies and Procedures Manual (Selected chapters) 

    Wichita State University (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    Chapter 1. University structure -- Chapter 2.Academic policies -- Chapter 3. General employment policies -- Chapter 4. Tenure and promotion -- Chapter 5. Faculty benefits and responsibilities -- Chapter 6. Unclassified ...

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