Best colleges in Wichita

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Nestled in basketball country, Wichita will delight you with its many festival and multicultural events, 22 live theaters, bouncing nightlife and outdoor escapes. Home to 8 traditional colleges and over 5 technical school options, you can major in everything from aerospace science to personal grooming. Ranked 3rd on Forbes list of engineering capitals, 1st for wind projects under construction, and 3rd in high-tech manufacturing, business in Wichita is booming. Additionally, Wichita is the restaurant birthplace to powerhouse chains like Pizza Hut, Taco Tico, Spangles, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, and White Castle. With a lower cost of living and unemployment rate of 5.7%, lower than the national average, Wichita is an entrepreneurial haven that will support your pre and post collegiate aspirations.

Wichita has a rich offering of concerts, comedy, musical, and theatre performances and boasts the funny but accurate nickname of "Do-Dah." But it's not all about the music and arts. Wichita is home to a sport energetic community with the NBC World Series, Thunder hockey team and Wichita Wild indoor football team, just to name a few. With more than 100 parks, two nationally ranked zoos and over 32 golf courses, there's plenty of ways to take in Wichita's beautiful climate.

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Best Four Year Universities in Wichita

Friends University
Wichita, KS

Friends University offers 67 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 543 students graduated with students earning 305 Bachelor's degrees, 237 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Bethel College-North Newton
North Newton, KS

Bethel College-North Newton offers 27 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 156 students graduated with students earning 139 Bachelor's degrees, and 17 Certificates.

Newman University
Wichita, KS

Newman University offers 57 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 515 students graduated with students earning 284 Bachelor's degrees, 193 Master's degrees, and 38 Associate's degrees.

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Wichita State University offers 210 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 3,270 students graduated with students earning 2,159 Bachelor's degrees, 719 Master's degrees, 184 Certificates, 115 Doctoral degrees, and 93 Associate's degrees.

Hesston College
Hesston, KS

Hesston College offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 163 students graduated with students earning 98 Associate's degrees, and 65 Bachelor's degrees.

National American University-Wichita offers 26 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 24 students graduated with students earning 12 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Associate's degrees, and 3 Certificates.

Best Community Colleges in Wichita

Wichita Technical Institute offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 463 students graduated with students earning 437 Certificates, and 26 Associate's degrees.

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Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology offers 76 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 1,955 students graduated with students earning 1,774 Certificates, and 181 Associate's degrees.

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Butler Community College
El Dorado, KS

Butler Community College offers 116 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2019, 1,489 students graduated with students earning 1,174 Associate's degrees, and 315 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Wichita

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Friends University Logo Friends University Wichita, KS
5/5
30 : 1 1,818
Bethel College-North Newton Logo Bethel College-North Newton North Newton, KS
5/5
11 : 1 456
Newman University Logo Newman University Wichita, KS
5/5
36 : 1 3,205
Wichita State University Logo Wichita State University Wichita, KS
3/5
27 : 1 15,342
Hesston College Logo Hesston College Hesston, KS
5/5
13 : 1 378
Old Town Barber College-Wichita Logo Old Town Barber College-Wichita Wichita, KS     83
Wichita Technical Institute Logo Wichita Technical Institute Wichita, KS   23 : 1 844
Paul Mitchell the School-Wichita Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Wichita Wichita, KS     168
Crave Beauty Academy Logo Crave Beauty Academy Wichita, KS     187
Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology Logo Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology Wichita, KS
2/5
56 : 1 4,920
Eric Fisher Academy Logo Eric Fisher Academy Wichita, KS     175
Butler Community College Logo Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
2/5
52 : 1 7,964
National American University-Wichita Logo National American University-Wichita Wichita, KS
4/5