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Institutional Diversity

Resources for faculty, staff and student diversity in higher education

Diversity Statements and Statistics

three students walking into libraryThis guide was created to support the University’s goal to increase the diversity of faculty, staff and students. We aspire for this guide to be an educational resource about the diverse students, staff and faculty at Wichita State. 

The University's strategic plan strives in part to:

     -- Be a campus that reflects and promotes – in all community members – the evolving diversity of society.

     -- Promote holistic student success through a supportive learning environment in which all of our students — past, present and future — continually thrive and grow.

     -- Empower students, faculty, staff and the greater Wichita community to create a culture and experience that meets their ever-changing needs.

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 2021 July 2022 July 2023
Total number of staff 2,014 2326 2988
Total number of staff who are members of minority groups 493 542 670
Total number of staff who are women 1,021 1114 1395
Total number of staff who are men 993 1212 1593
Faculty Employment Statistics
Fiscal Year 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Total number of instructional faculty

844

854 857
Total number of faculty who are members of minority groups 141 155 164
Total number of faculty who are women 441 453 473
Total number of faculty who are men 403 401 384

These statistics come from the Common Data Set (CDS), found on the External Reporting & Assessment Data page. The CDS 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 2020-2021 Total Undergraduates 2021-2022 Total Undergraduates 2022-2023
Nonresident aliens (international students) 1344 527 1,387
Hispanic/Latino 1567 1843 1,835
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 669 790 708
White, non-Hispanic 6966 7185 6747
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 76 79 81
Asian, non-Hispanic 799 868 855
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 13 19 17
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 563 681 593
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 409 263 473
Total 12,406 12,225

12,696

Enrollment by Men and Women
  Total Undergraduate Students 2020-2021 Total Graduate Students 2020-2021 Total Undergraduate Students 2021-2022 Total Graduate Students 2021-2022 Total Undergraduate Students 2022-2023 Total Graduate Students 2022-2023

Full-Time Men

3,849 463 3,808 765 3687 1,315
Full-time Women 4,737 772 4,721 859 4,651 1,085
Part-Time Men 1,569 669 1,731 641 1,767 662
Part-Time Women 2,251 1,235 2,462 1,110 2,591 1,163

 

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