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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  • Financial projections 2017-2022 

    Budget Office (Wichita State University, 2016)
    Wichita State prepares an annual long-term budget forecast as a fundamental element of the budget process. The purpose of the forecast is to evaluate current and future fiscal conditions to guide policy and programmatic ...
  • Human Resources Summary Memo FY 2014 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Annual report of the Office of Human Resources FY 2014
  • Performance evaluations 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    The Office of Human Resource administer evaluation of the university employees. The document described procedures for evaluation of staff, unclassified professionals, faculty, and students.
  • Administration of procurement policies in accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents Policy on Fiscal Management 

    Purchasing (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Authority and delegation -- Purpose -- Applicability -- Ethics and conflict of interest -- Competitive bids -- Vendor suspension -- Vendor debarment -- Dispute resolution -- Procurement records -- (University) Procurement ...
  • UnclassifiedProfessional (UP) and University SupportStaff (USS) Position Description 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Office of Human Resources forms.
  • WSU related and affiliated entities 

    Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Incljudes information on the following university related and affiliated entities: WSU Board of Trustees; WSU Foundation; WSU Alumni Association; WSU Union Corporation; WSU Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
  • Division of Administration and Finance: overview 

    Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    The University's Division of Administration and Finance responsible for developing, implementing and assessing the financial management plans and activities of the university and provides leadership and support to the ...
  • Annual security and fire safety report 

    University Police (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Includes statistics for 2012, 2013 & 2014. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Published by October 1, 2015.
  • University Police home page 

    University Police (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Digital copy of the WSU Police web page accessed March 23, 2016.
  • University financial ratios, 2014-2015 

    Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Statistics on the University financial ratio (2014-2015)
  • Administration and Finance organizational chart 

    Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Organizational structure of the University's Division of Administration and Finance responsible for developing, implementing and assessing the financial management plans and activities of the university and provides ...
  • WSU shuttle system map 

    Auxiliary Services (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    See more information at the WSU Parking System web page: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=parking&p=/shuttle/shuttle_placeholder/(Accessed July 8, 2016.)
  • Wichita State University main constituent groups 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    A short description of the university's main constituent groups: Faculty Senate; Unclassified Professional Senate; University Support Staff, and Student Government Association (see also: Wichita State University Policies ...
  • Staff training courses and certificate programs in development 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Employee training and development courses provided by Human Resources for WSU employees -- Talent Development Certificate Programs -- Administrative and Support Staff Program
  • Annual Statement of Substantial Interests for 2016 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Compilation of documents sent to those WSU employees who require to file a Statement of Substantial Interests (SSI).
  • Faculty-applicant: Document review and selection forms 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    The forms used in the University faculty search and review processes in 2016.
  • Benefits eligible search stages 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Forms, checklists, and requirements used in the University's hiring process in 2016.
  • Staff training courses attendance 2014-2015 attendance and FY2015-2016 evaluation report for instructor led training 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Report on attendance of face-to-face staff training courses organized by the Office of Human Resources.
  • FY2018 Capital improvement requests and five-year plans 

    Office of Facilities Planning (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Wichita State University capital budget request to Kansas Board of Regents.
  • New staff orientation agenda 

    Office of Human Resources (Wichita State University, 9/12/2016)
    Agenda of the WSU Biannual New Staff Orientation held in the Rhatigan Student Center, February 2, 2016.

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