Promote holistic student success through a supportive learning environment in which all of our students — past, present and future — continually thrive and grow.
Promoting a supportive learning environment for all students at Wichita State has increased overall enrollment to 16,097 students and the number of degrees awarded to 3,733. These results are only the beginning as Wichita State continues to increase opportunities for service learning and applied learning for all students, expand scholarship opportunities, and respond to the needs of the industry by providing high-quality academic programs that are responsive to student and societal needs.
|Strategic Plan Objectives||Key Performance Indicators||Baseline1||Academic Year 20222|
Leverage current and create additional Wichita State pre-college and graduate programs in ways that improve college-enrollment rates for Kansas, and retention and graduation rates for Wichita State
|Fall semester headcount||16,058||16,907|
|Credit hour production||165,903||162,955|
|Shocker City Partnership / Shocker Select3||1,193||1,403|
|Time to Completion||3.7 year||3.7 years|
|Six-year Graduation Rate||48.4%||47.8%|
|URM students as a percentage of UG enrollment (degree-seeking, less than 30 hours)||24.40%||26.2%|
|First Generation undergraduate students as a percentage of UG enrollment (degree-seeking, less than 30 hours)||44.70%||41.70%|
|Increase the retention of students||Fall-to-fall Retention Rate||75.7%||71.9% COVID impact|
|Increase the quality of the student's, undergraduate and graduate, experience, including opportunities for service learning and applied learning||Applied Learning Internships4||1,792 students||2,068 students|
|Service Learning||Service-Learning at Wichita State University is an experiential learning method that integrates community service with instruction and reflection to improve student civic-mindedness and build community capacity.||
As part of the annual Service-Learning Showcase:
28 community organizations served through service-learning projects
|Expand scholarship opportunities and strategically align scholarships with access, achievement, equity, and completion goals; and Engage alumni in the student experience.||Scholarship Awards (Excludes Athletics)||$18,085,318||$20,962,986|
|Percentage of living alumni donating||5.80%||4.1%|
|$ donated by alumni||$17.8M in alumni giving||$34.9M in alumni giving|
|The Toast and Shockers After Dark Participation||1,848 students||1,800 students|
|Provide high-quality academic programs that are responsive to student and societal needs, recognized nationally and internationally for excellence, and which effectively utilize traditional and distance education delivery modalities||New academic programs||
|Recognized nationally and Internationally for excellence||
|1 Baseline data is based on 2019 results.
2 AY22 Results represent Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 academic semesters.
3 I35I70 includes Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
4 Applied Learning Internships include Coop, internships, practicum and federal work study.
5 Fiscal Year 2022 was the start of this program. Wichita State's Shocker Promise Program, launched in Fiscal Year 2022, is Wichita State's commitment to offer a quality, affordable education to incoming freshmen who come from limited-income families in our surrounding Shocker Neighborhood and Sedgwick County. The listed amount comprises Sedgwick County: $114,396; and Shocker Neighborhood: $42,748. (Learn more at wichita.edu/shockerpromise)
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