Wichita State University
Wichita State University (WSU) is a public university in Wichita, Kansas. It is part of the Kansas State University system, which includes six campuses. WSU was founded in 1886 as a private preparatory school. Over the years, WSU has expanded to offer more than 200 areas of study through its 6 colleges. The main campus covers a small 9-acre area in Maize, which is a suburb of Wichita. Additional classes are offered through four satellite locations in the greater Wichita area. Incoming freshmen are required to reside on campus during their first year. WSU is also home to a large library system containing over 2 million volumes and over 70,000 journal subscriptions. These holdings are contained in four different libraries managed by the university.
The WSU School of Nursing offers eight different CCNE-accredited nursing programs. The undergrad programs include BSN, accelerated BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN programs. With the accelerated BSN program, students may become qualified nurses within two years. The graduate-level programs include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs. With the RN to BSN completion program, registered nurses can further their career by earning their BSN through the completion of online classes. The WSU School of Nursing first received accreditation in 1973 and continues to offer quality nursing programs with students regularly exceeding the state and national scores on the nursing license exam.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students15,075|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||11|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1934 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
11/04/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
05/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
05/03/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1000 to 1275|
|ACT||20 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$218/credit|
|In State Students||$218/credit|
|Out of State Students||$517/credit|
|In District Students||$295/credit|
|In State Students||$295/credit|
|Out of State Students||$723/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of Wichita State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||10%||$755|
|State Grant & Scholarships||21%||$1,088|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||64%||$4,238|
|Federal Student Loans||52%||$7,460|
$13,541Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$11,233|
|$30,001 to $48,000$12,022|
|$48,001 to $75,000$14,588|
|$75,001 to $110,000$16,463|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.