Adult Education in Wichita


Wichita Education

With a number of nationally recognized campuses located in Wichita, you have an excellent choice in undergraduate and graduate degree-granting colleges, as well as access to the state’s largest technical college.

There are so many good opportunities out there for young, bright, intelligent, career-minded individuals. With so much out there it is hard to know, as a high school student, what career choices you may be interested in pursuing. In can be very difficult to make up your mind, and now you have to start looking at where you want to go to college. Take a look at some of these choices and also take a look around on-line on your own.

Colleges & Universities

Wichita State UniversityWichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita State University is distinguished from other state supported schools in Kansas by its urban setting.

Founded in 1895 as Fairmount College by the Congregational Church, Wichita State University is now an integral part of the state system of higher education overseen by the Kansas State Board of Regents. WSU offers 60 degree programs in more than 200 areas of study in six undergraduate colleges. The graduate school offers 44 master degrees, 10 doctoral programs and three specialist degree programs in more than a hundred areas of study.

With an enrollment of more than 15,000, Wichita State prides itself on specialized attention to each student. Although the University’s students come from almost every state in America and 110 foreign countries, 87 percent are from Kansas, representing nearly all counties in the state.

The 330-acre campus is modern and accessible and at the same time retains the flavor of the University’s 107-year heritage. More than 60 pieces of sculpture by internationally known artists adorn the campus.

Friends UniversityFriends University
2100 University
Founded in 1898, Friends University is the largest, fastest-growing independent university in Kansas with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students. The tiny Wichita campus of a century ago has gradually grown to include more than 17 buildings and facilities, incorporating some of the newest technology available for students.

Organized into three colleges, the university offers 13 associate degree programs, 43 bachelor degree programs and 11 master degree programs. Friends also offers several accelerated degree-completion programs.

Newman University
3100 McCormick Avenue
Founded in 1933 as a Catholic two-year teacher’s academy, Newman University is now a four-year coeducational liberal arts college offering more than 40 different degree programs with an enrollment of more than 2,000 students.

Kansas State UniversityKansas State University Distance EducationK-State offers a number of bachelors degree completion programs, masters programs and certificate programs through distance ed. Kansas State University’s distance education programs are accredited and can help you get the education you need—when and where you need it.

KU School of Medicine-Wichita
1010 N. Kansas
With Kansas in need of more physicians, KU School of Medicine opened the Wichita Campus in 1971 to provide hands-on clinical training to medical students in their third and fourth years. In 2011, KU School of Medicine-Wichita expanded to a full, four-year campus, welcoming its first class of first-year medical students.

Bethel College
A private Christian-oriented four-year liberal arts institution offering a wide range of degree programs including accounting, business and economics, computer science and nursing.

Butler County Community College
A public two-year institution offering programs in industrial technology, business, nursing and liberal arts.

Cowley County Community College
A public two-year institution offering programs in accounting, business, aviation maintenance technology, drafting, industrial arts, machine and tool technology, manufacturing technology, non-destructive testing, welding and liberal arts.


continuing education

A private two-year institution offering programs in aviation, nursing, business, computer science and liberal arts.

Hutchinson Community College
A public two-year institution offering programs in manufacturing engineering technology, electronic engineering technology, computer technology, computerized drafting, business, health care and liberal arts.

Southwestern College
Recently opened a Wichita campus for it degree programs in manufacturing technology and nursing.

Tabor College
Its local curriculum is designed expressly for the degree-completion requirements of adults busy with obligations to jobs and families. Tabor awards degrees in administration, management and Christian ministry from its Wichita campus.

Continuing Education

WSU Tech
Formerly known as the Wichita Area Technical College before its affiliation with Wichita State University, is a public institution that offers more than 100 degree and certificate options.

Administrators at Wichita State University and WSU Tech announced the decision to cancel plans for Ivanka Trump to give a virtual commencement speech to graduates in 2020 because of criticism of President Donald Trump’s response to protests over the death of George Floyd. Ivanka Trump had visited WSU Tech’s National Center for Aviation Training in 2019.

Webster University
Webster University provides accredited undergraduate and graduate school education to students in McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas and across the world. With opportunities to study in McConnell AFB or earn a degree online, academic programs are focused on student success and taught by faculty with professional experience in their academic fields.