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Institutional Diversity

Resources for faculty, staff and student diversity in higher education

Diversity Statements and Statistics

three students walking into library This guide was created to support the University’s goal to increase the diversity of faculty, staff and students. We are in the process of updating it to become an educational resource that would offer selected readings and other useful information to the Wichita State community. 

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

Faculty and student statistics on this guide 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. Staff employment statistics are supplied by WSU Human Resources. 

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 2020 July 2021 July 2022
Total number of staff 1,838 2,014 2326
Total number of staff who are members of minority groups 433 493 542
Total number of staff who are women 988 1,021 1114
Total number of staff who are men 850 993 1212
Faculty Employment Statistics
Fiscal Year 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Total number of instructional faculty 826 844 854
Total number of faculty who are members of minority groups 136 141 155
Total number of faculty who are women 429 441 453
Total number of faculty who are men 397 403 401

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 2019-2020 Total Undergraduates 2020-2021 Total Undergraduates 2021-2022
Nonresident aliens (international students) 1,285 1344 527
Hispanic/Latino 1,668 1567 1843
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 783 669 790
White, non-Hispanic 7,490 6966 7185
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 80 76 79
Asian, non-Hispanic 870 799 868
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 11 13 19
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 585 563 681
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 445 409 263
Total 13, 217 12,406

12,225

Enrollment by Men and Women
  Total Undergraduate Students 2019-2020 Total Graduate Students 2019-2020 Total Undergraduate Students 2020-2021 Total Graduate Students 2020-2021 Total Undergraduate Students 2021-2022 Total Graduate Students 2021-2022

Full-Time Men

4,144 464 3,849 463 3,808 765
Full-time Women 4,850 683 4,737 772 4,721 859
Part-Time Men 1,796 731 1,569 669 1,731 641
Part-Time Women 2,427 957 2,251 1,235 2,462 1,110

 

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