Wichita State University is continuing to expand its appeal outside the Wichita area by now offering in-state tuition to students living in other metropolitan areas in the Midwest.
WSU progressively started offering in-state tuition rates in 2016 to students living in Dallas / Ft. Worth, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Kansas City, MO. With this most recent approval by the Kansas Board of Regents, WSU will expand its Shocker City initiative to Denver, CO, St. Joseph, MO, St. Louis, MO & IL, Stillwater, OK, and Austin, Houston, Killeen-Temple, San Antonio and Waco, TX.
The inclusion of Houston is particularly noteworthy because of a large alumni and supporter base living there, and Wichita State’s membership in the American Athletic Conference provides added exposure.
This expansion is in line with the university’s mission and vision and is expected to attract even more students who may someday become the professional talent and area residents who help drive the regional economy.
Since implementing the original tuition discount plan three years ago, WSU has seen a 140% increase in enrollment from Missouri, a 223% increase from Oklahoma and a 100% increase from Texas.