Wichita State University, founded in 1895 as a Congregational institution, is distinguished from other state supported schools in Kansas by its urban setting. Wichita State’s location in the largest city in Kansas enhances the traditional classroom experience by providing students greater opportunities in resources, contacts with business and government leaders, employment, and internships.
With an enrollment of more than 15,000, Wichita State prides itself on specialized attention to each student. Although the University’s students come from almost every state in America and 110 foreign countries, 87 percent are from Kansas, representing nearly all counties in the state.
The 330-acre campus is modern and accessible and at the same time retains the flavor of the University’s 107-year heritage. More than 60 pieces of sculpture by internationally known artists adorn the campus. Personnages Oiseaux, a colorful mural created by the great Spanish artist Joan Miró, is displayed on the wall of the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art.
During the past 20 years, Wichita State has more than doubled its instructional space, adding major buildings for art, engineering, health sciences, biological sciences, physical education, music, dance, and liberal arts and sciences.
The University consists of Business (Barton School), College of Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Professions, and Liberal Arts & Sciences.
W. Frank Barton School of Business
The W. Frank Barton School of Business offers bachelors and masters programs in business and accounting. The Barton School is one of only 165 schools globally to hold both business and accounting accreditation from the international accreditation agency (AACSB.) The University is in the top 12% of all U.S. business schools. The W. Frank Barton School of Business offers more business majors than any other Kansas business school and the broadest choice of majors within business.