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Institutional Diversity

Resources for faculty, staff and student diversity in higher education

Diversity Statements and Statistics

President's Diversity Council 2016This library guide was created to support the University’s goal to increase the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Resources listed on this guide have been selected to assist in the recruiting and hiring process as well as aid instructors and students with promoting diversity in the classroom.

The University's strategic plan strives in part to:

     -- Pioneer an educational experience for all that integrates interdisciplinary curricula across the university

     -- Empower students to create a campus culture and experience that meets their changing needs

     -- Be a campus that reflects - in staff, faculty and students - the evolving diversity of society

Relevant Wichita State University offices, departments and links, including equal employment opportunity and affirmative action information.

Staff Employment Statistics (Does not include faculty.)
Year July 2016 July 2017 July 2018
Total number of staff 1,771 1,721 1,843
Total number of staff who are members of minority groups 420 413 452
Total number of staff who are women 978 950 1,003
Total number of staff who are men 793 771 840
Faculty Employment Statistics*
Fiscal Year 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Total number of instructional faculty 793 771 828
Total number of faculty who are members of minority groups 125 119 124
Total number of faculty who are women 401 387 420
Total number of faculty who are men 392 384 391

*Faculty statistics come from the Common Data Set, which contains a variety of data about Wichita State University and is also used by many other universities, which provides the same reporting standards for all universities. See the Office of Planning and Analysis for more information. 

These statistics come from the Common Data Set, which contains a variety of data about Wichita State University and is also used by many other universities, which provides the same reporting standards for all universities. The Office of Financial Aid Consumer Information page also includes statistics about the student body. See the Office of Planning and Analysis for more information. 

Enrollment of both Degree- and Non-degree-seeking Undergraduates by Racial/Ethnic Category
  Total Undergraduates 2016-2017 Total Undergraduates 2017-2018 Total Undergraduates 2018-2019
Nonresident aliens (international students) 925 996 1,166
Hispanic/Latino 1,295 1,488 1,566
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 665 722 788
White, non-Hispanic 7,225 7,342 7,578
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 79 78 85
Asian, non-Hispanic 831 832 852
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 10 13 12
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 468 562 544
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 325 365 415
Total 11,823 12,398 13,006
Enrollment by Men and Women
  Total Undergraduate Students 2016-2017 Total Graduate Students 2016-2017 Total Undergraduate Students 2017-2018 Total Graduate Students 2017-2018 Total Undergraduate Students 2018-2019 Total Graduate Students 2018-2019

Full-Time Men

4,070 602 4,082 567 4,118 507
Full-time Women 4,617 719 4,667 676 4,737 693
Part-Time Men 1,436 647 1,602 623 1,773 751
Part-Time Women 1,700 683 2,047 817 2,378 821

 

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