Wichita State University

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Wichita State University
City: Wichita, Kansas
Type: Public
Students: 16,058 (Fall 2019)[1]
Colors: Black and Shocker Yellow
Mascot: WuShock
Endowment: $276.142 million (2019)[2]
Website: www.wichita.edu

Wichita State University is a public research university located in Wichita Kansas. It was founded in 1895 as Fairmont College, a private college. The city of Wichita bought the school in 1926, and it later was incorporated into the Kansas State system.

In 2020, Ivanka Trump was invited to give a virtual graduation address to WSU's technical program. However, under political pressure, President Jay Golden revoked the invitation. In turn, the Board of Regents accepted Golden's resignation.[3]


  1. Student Enrollment Factbook for Fall Census Day. Wichita State University. Retrieved on July 9, 2020.
  2. As of June 30, 2019. U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA.
  3. Swaim, Chance (September 25, 2020). Wichita State President Jay Golden resigns less than a year after taking over. The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved on September 29, 2020.