To be one of the nation’s MOST INNOVATIVE PUBLIC RESEARCH universities, known for providing IMPACTFUL STUDENT EXPERIENCES and DRIVING PROSPERITY for the people and communities we serve.  



The mission of Wichita State University is to be an essential EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL and ECONOMIC DRIVER for Kansas and the greater public good.


Distinctive Values

At Wichita State University, we value ...

  • Student-Centeredness: Promote holistic student success through a supportive learning environment in which all of our students — past present and future — continually thrive and grow.
  • Research and Scholarship: Accelerate the discovery, creation and transfer of new knowledge.
  • Campus Culture: Empower students, faculty, staff and the greater Wichita community to create a culture and experience that meets their ever-changing needs.
  • Inclusive Excellence: Be a campus that reflects and promotes — in all community members — the evolving diversity of society.
  • Partnerships and Engagement: Advance industry and community partnerships to provide quality educational opportunities and collaborations to satisfy rapidly evolving community and workforce needs.