Kansas Wesleyan University

Overview of Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan is located in Salina, KS (a self-contained town). The school is a United Methodist school. Kansas Wesleyan is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Kansas Wesleyan has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in business and management, music, security and law enforcement.

Kansas Wesleyan Selectivity

Kansas Wesleyan does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 550.


Kansas Wesleyan has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

The school had 864 enrolled students in 2007-2008.

Student Life

Kansas Wesleyan has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Kansas Wesleyan offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Kansas Wesleyan offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Kansas Wesleyan University is to promote and integrate academic excellence, spiritual development, personal well-being, and social responsibility. Kansas Wesleyan University provides an education program characterized by excellence within a caring community, rooted in the liberal arts tradition. The call of the university is to develop both intellect and character, to stimulate creativity and discovery, to nurture the whole person--body, mind, and spirit. Diversity is encouraged in curriculum, faculty, and students. Kansas Wesleyan University prepares students not only for careers and professions, but also for lifelong learning. The university equips its students for responsible leadership in their communities, for useful service in and to the world, and for stewardship of the earth. Kansas Wesleyan University provides a setting in which faith and learning are integrated; encounter with the Christian proclamation is an integral part of the life of the university. The university fosters the lively discussion of faith and values, encouraging students to develop a thoughtful, personal world view informed by Christian tradition. Kansas Wesleyan University serves the church, community, and the world by providing a variety of resources for educational, cultural, and spiritual enrichment. The aim of the university is to discover, to build, and to share a higher quality of life and a broader vision of the world."

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Kansas Wesleyan University
100 E. Claflin Ave.
Salina , KS 67401-6196

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Kansas Wesleyan Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management91business management, business administration, accounting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine34registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22health and physical education
Liberal Arts16Spanish language, English, English language and literature, liberal arts and humanities, sociology, history
Education and Teaching16elementary school teaching
Therapy and Counseling12psychology, psychology courses
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and administration
Science11biology, chemistry, physics
Media9communication studies, public relations and advertising
Art Studies4visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, computer support
Religion and Philosophy1religion

Number of programs and degrees for Kansas Wesleyan in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree16726
Associate's degree04
Master's degree671

Kansas Wesleyan Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kansas Wesleyan had a total enrollment of 864 students (779 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 7%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 25%
20-21 30%
22-24 19%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Kansas Wesleyan Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 17 %

Kansas Wesleyan Room and Board (2007)

Kansas Wesleyan offers campus housing for 590 of its 779 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Salina, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

Kansas Wesleyan Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450540
SAT Math450550
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT17%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT79%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Kansas Wesleyan Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,200
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,200
Room and board $ 6,400
Room charge $ 2,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 4,200

Financial Aid:
Kansas Wesleyan participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 192900)

Kansas Wesleyan Faculty

Kansas Wesleyan has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$51,4736$52,420
Associate professoracademic year12$46,9917$44,711
Assistant professoracademic year10$42,3154$40,538
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year26$45,27817$46,450

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Kansas Wesleyan Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4268110

Kansas Wesleyan Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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checked United Methodist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
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