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Great education — at an even greater value

The following charts show how Wichita State University tuition and fees compares in cost to state, regional and peer four-year institutions over the course of a college career. The charts assume 30 credit hours per year including regular tuition and student fees.

KANSAS RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES*

SCHOOL IN-STATE TUITION RATE *** SAVINGS BY ATTENDING WSU
(4 Years to Degree)
Wichita State University $8,434 KANSAS' BEST VALUE
Kansas State University $10,440 $8,024
University of Kansas $11,166 $10,928

REGIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES**

SCHOOL IN-STATE TUITION RATE *** SAVINGS BY ATTENDING WSU
(4 Years to Degree)
Wichita State University ** $8,434 ————
University of Nebraska-Lincoln $9,456 $4,008
University of Missouri-Kansas City $10,146 $6,848
University of Texas at Austin $10,834 $9,600
University of Missouri-St. Louis $11,076 $10,568
University of Texas at Arlington $11,620 $12,744
University of North Texas $11,642 $12,832
University of Houston $11,952 $14,072
Colorado State University $12,432 $15,992
University of Missouri $12,622 $16,752
Oklahoma State University $12,700 $17,064
Texas A&M $12,744 $17,240
University of Oklahoma $12,783 $17,395
University of Texas at Dallas $13,442 $20,032

WSU PEER PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES**

SCHOOL IN-STATE TUITION RATE *** SAVINGS BY ATTENDING WSU
(4 Years to Degree)
North Carolina State $9,100 $2,664
Purdue $9,992 $6,232
University of Cincinnati $11,660 $12,904
Auburn University $12,332 $15,592
Arizona State University $12,388 $15,816
Georgia Tech $12,682 $16,992
Michigan State University $14,524 $24,360
Clemson $15,558 $28,496

* Costs from Kansas Board of Regents website for 2020-21 school year.
** Comparing WSU's in-state rates to other institutions' in-state rates.
*** These are in-state rates for each institution.

AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY

Tuition Dollars at Work

As a highly ranked research institution, Wichita State students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, applied learning opportunities and exceptional faculty engagement. 

Graduate Programs

Graduate students have the option of more than 100 master’s or doctoral programs across our 10 colleges, schools and institutes. 

Applied Learning Opportunities

Every degree we offer has opportunities for internship or research experience. This gives Shockers in every major the chance to gain practical experience, build a professional network and earn college credit.

Innovation Excellence

Situated on 120 acres of Wichita State University, the Innovation Campus is the home to industry and research powerhouses, including Airbus Americas, Spirit AeroSystems, Textron Aviation, NetApp and several others coming in 2021 and 2022. WSU has partnered with these companies to build community partnerships that pioneer research, invention and product development.


No. 1 in the U.S. in industry-funded research and development expenditures for aerospace.

$136 million in total research and funding for FY2019, a new record.

TOP 80 "Most affordable colleges and universities" by college consensus.