Wichita State University is a higher education powerhouse.
The university's six undergraduate colleges offer 60 degree programs in more than 200 areas of study and its graduate programs offer 44 masters degrees, 10 doctoral programs and three specialist degree programs in more than 100 areas of study.
The university's award-winning school of engineering has earned a standout reputation far beyond Kansas, and its research hubs, institutes and centers cover a gamut of disciplines, from aviation to advanced materials to education to entrepreneurship.
The university is home to the National Institute for Aviation Research, some 35,000 square feet of laboratory space where researchers are producing breakthroughs in such areas as advanced joining and processing, aging aircraft, full-scale structural testing, composites and advanced materials, crash dynamics, environmental testing, human factors, mechanical testing and virtual reality.
More than half of the nearly 15,000 students who attend WSU participate in a cooperative education program with local employers. The cooperative education department has worked with nearly 2,300 businesses since 1997, giving students in all majors opportunities to gain work experience through internships and job placements. It is the largest co-op program in the state.
In addition to its 3,300-acre main campus, WSU also operates several satellite locations throughout the community. Its location puts it near many top employers in the Wichita area, including its renowned cluster of aviation and aerospace companies.
For more on Wichita State University, go to www.wichita.edu.