The mission of Wichita State University is to be an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good.
Wichita State University is internationally recognized as the model for applied learning and translational research.
This vision means Wichita State University will be “the model” not merely “a model” for requiring students to apply their skill sets in practical or real world contexts. It requires that everyone at Wichita State University can state what each student will be able to accomplish in terms of applied learning or translational research. This vision extends beyond the student experience — it requires that everyone at the university engage in or support applied learning and translational research. The fulfillment of this vision will be realized in many different ways across the Wichita State University campus.