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Accolades and Rankings

Accolades and rankings

"Third Most Advanced U.S. Industry Hotspot" – Brookings Institution
“Top 10 Best Places to Live” – Money Magazine
“Top 10 Best Value City” – Kiplinger
“Top 10 Most Secure Large Metro Areas” – Farmers Insurance
“Top 10 Surprising Foodie City” – Livability.com
“Top 50 Sunniest Cities in the U.S.” – Nerdwallet.com
“America’s Least Congested Big City” – Homeinsurance.com
One of only 15 cities to be named an All-American City four times by the National Civic League.

Wichita at a glance

Population:
636,095*
Cost of living index:
90.8** (9.2% below the national urban average)
Days of sunshine:
225
Coldest month:
January (avg. high: 42°F, avg. low: 22°F)
Warmest month:
July (avg. high: 91°F, avg. low: 69°F)
Average annual rainfall:
30.38 in.
Average annual snowfall:
15 in.
Hotel rooms:
7000+
Restaurants:
1000+
Museums:
36
Art galleries:
35
Golf courses:
34
Live theaters:
20
Professional sports teams:
4  

*2014 Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area - encompasses Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, Kingman and Sumner counties

**Based on the ACCRA cost of living survey from the first quarter of 2015

Wichita State

Wichita State Demographics

  • Wichita State is the top-ranked university in the nation for industry-funded aerospace engineering research and development expenditures.
  • The university is home to the largest cooperative education and internship program in Kansas.
  • The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) provides access to state-of-the-art labs focusing on everything from aerodynamics to advanced composite materials.
  • WSU’s Human Performance Lab provides premier athletes with access to the latest cutting-edge technology including a metabolic cart and a DEXA body composition machine.
  • The W. Frank Barton School of Business is accredited by AACSB International in both business and accounting—placing it among the top 2 percent of business schools in the world.
  • The Wichita State campus boasts one of the largest and most renowned outdoor sculpture collections of its kind.
  • Wichita State alums include Pizza Hut founders Dan and Frank Carney, Grammy Award winner Joyce DiDonato, Garmin co-founder Gary Burrell and Super Bowl-winning head coach Bill Parcels.

Total:

14,495
Undergraduate: 11,691 Graduate: 2,804
Residents: 11,913 Non-residents: 1,007 International: 1,575
*Based on enrollment data for the fall 2015 semester

By academic college:

Business
Undergraduate: 2,008
Education
Undergraduate: 1,224 Graduate: 565
Engineering
Undergraduate: 2,092 Graduate: 797
Fine arts
Undergraduate: 563 Graduate: 98
Health professions
Undergraduate: 1,586 Graduate: 474
Liberal arts & sciences
Undergraduate: 4,217 Graduate: 610
Graduate guest:
12

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