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Wichita State University College Portrait

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The vision of Wichita State University is to be internationally recognized as the model for applied learning and research.

The mission of Wichita State University is to be an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good.

Envision a place where creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are valued - where a living/learning ecosystem has been custom-made to nurture your success.  It's a place where risk-taking and collaboration are not only accepted, but encouraged, and lessons extend beyond walls and campus boundaries to influence change on the grandest scale.  Envision a place where tomorrow is being created today.

At WSU, we value:

  • Seizing opportunities
  • Success for all stakeholders
  • Diversity of culture, thought and experience
  • Adaptive approaches
  • Teamwork
  • Positive risk-taking

Living in the Shockers Community

Life as a Shocker at Wichita State University

WSU is located in the largest city in Kansas, combining tradition with innovation and taking learning out of the classroom and into the real world - gaining practical experience, building a resume, and making connections to get a jumpstart on a career.

On and off campus, Shockers have access to arts, entertainment, student groups, athletics, and volunteer opportunities.  Shocker Hall and Fairmount Towers provide on-campus living with quick access to all the events and resources the university has to offer.  WSU is home to 15 NCAA Division I Teams, plus a wide range of intramural and club sports.

WSU has 60 undergraduate degree programs in more than 200 areas of study.  Through the Cooperative Education and Internships program, students earn college credit, professional connections, and experience-based learning.