Cost, value, scholarships and financial aid are important factors in the college search process. While we’re proud that Wichita State University is the most affordable research institution in the state of Kansas, we strive to be transparent in our annual costs. We hope you find this page useful as you determine what institution can provide you the best value as you pursue higher education.
Below are estimated expenses for the 2016-2017 academic year to help plan your college budget. Please note that tuition generally changes from year to year and the rates below may not be applicable to the semester you enter WSU.
Tuition - 14 hours (average enrolled hours)
Kansas Resident: $212.84 per credit hour
Nonresident: $504.16 per credit hour
Required student fees
Usage of recreation center, access to student athletic tickets, health services and other student services. All fees are required.
Room and board
Shocker Hall: Double occupancy, unlimited meal access
Fairmount Towers: Double occupancy, $500 Shocker Dollars
Other room and board options are available. See wichita.edu/housing for details.
* Significant tuition discounts are available for students who reside in Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Indiana, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin. Find out more about tuition discounts at WSU.
Students enrolled in any courses within the W. Frank Barton School of Business pay a $35 per credit hour business technology and operations fee.
College of Engineering students pay a $50 per credit hour fee for all credits taken.
Fine Arts Courses
Students enrolled in any courses within the College of Fine Arts pay a $24 per credit hour course fee.
Health Professions Courses
Students enrolled in any courses within the College of Health Professions pay a $15 per credit hour course fee. Nursing and Communication Sciences and Disorders students pay a $50 credit hour fee for all credits taken. Dental Hygiene students pay a $375 fee each semester. Medical Laboratory Sciences students pay a $100 fee each semester.