Wichita State University, Academics

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Wichita State University (WSU) is a public research university in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It is the third largest university governed by the Kansas Board of Regents.


The University comprises the following six academic colleges:

  • W. Frank Barton School of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health Professions
  • Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Wichita State is placed among Tier 2 National Universities in the United States. For all engineering research and development expenditures, WSU ranked No. 88 in the USA for year 2009, with $21.8 million, down from No. 70 previous year. WSU aeronautical engineering research ranked second in the U.S., with expenditures of $50 million on aeronautical engineering research and development in 2009. Ahead of Wichita State in this ranking Utah State University. Wichita State's W. Frank Barton School of Business was listed in The Princeton Review 2011 "301 Best Business Schools," ranked as the 11th best program in the country for students seeking an undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship for 2007.

The Aerospace Engineering department was founded in 1928 and has longstanding collaborative relationships with Airbus North America, Boeing, Bombardier-Learjet, Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft, Spirit AeroSystems, and other Wichita aviation concerns. National Science Foundation and U.S. News & World Report statistics, for fiscal year 2008, ranked Wichita State University as Top 3 among all U.S. universities in money spent on aerospace research and development, with $32.9 million in expenditures. The department teaches in the areas of composites, structures, Engineering mechanics, computational Fluid dynamics, applied Aerodynamics, and Flight simulation. Students can readily do internships at the nearby airports and many airplane company like Cessna, Learjet, etc.

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