Wichita State University

Wichita, KS 67260

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 159
Nursing Science Master's degree 13
Nursing Science Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - professional practice 4

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Wichita State University

Emporia State University
77.48 miles away
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
98.54 miles away
Langston University
122.4 miles away
Washburn University
125.42 miles away
Rogers State University
132.97 miles away
Fort Hays State University
136.48 miles away
University of Kansas
140.21 miles away
University of Central Oklahoma
142.44 miles away
Pittsburg State University
143.59 miles away
University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center
154.86 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading445 to 615
SAT: Math470 to 605
ACT Composite21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Recommended
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$17,636
30k to 48k$18,233
48k to 75k--
75k to 110k$18,646
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $213.00 $504.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $287.00 $706.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

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John and Geraldine Hobble Licensed Practical Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is for a Kansas resident student who plans to pursue a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program in an accredited educational institution and it [...]

Marsha’s Angels Scholarship Fund

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Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship

The Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship is designed to encourage enrollment in nursing programs by Kansans committed to practicing as a LPN or RN in Kansas.

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant

Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. 

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing
Wichita State University
1845 N. Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260

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