In Kansas, Wichita is at the center of everything. As the state’s largest city — with a population of more than 670,000 — Wichita is the commercial, financial, medical, cultural and entertainment hub for the state and a major player in the region.
That level of activity can make living in a run-of-the-mill college town seem a little unfulfilling. From huge annual festivals and serene nature preserves to world-class dining and a thriving arts scene, in Wichita you can have it all. Combine that with endless opportunities for experiential learning and creative collisions with entrepreneurs, dreamers and experts from all disciplines who are working for positive change in the world and it’s clear: Wichita is a virtual utopia for the aspiring college student.
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. If you have the passion, the creativity and the audacity to dream the biggest of dreams, your wait is over: The time is now and the place is Wichita State University.
Like many of those who once walked its campus, Wichita State’s new strategic plan shoots for the stars and proves that the university’s pioneering spirit is alive and well. At the heart of the new plan are revised vision and mission statements which clearly state the university’s desire to chart a new course for higher learning while remaining dedicated to serving as a lifeblood to the region and doing its part to provide the highest quality of life possible to those who call it home.