Newman University

Newman University

Newman University, also known as NU, was established in 1933, and is a coeducational Catholic institution of liberal arts located in Wichita, Kansas. The institution was initially known as Sacred Heart Junior College. It was rechristened the Newman University in 1998. Various bachelor's, baccalaureates, and associate's degrees are offered here. Students can also choose from the study abroad programs available at NU. The college is divided into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • College of Professional Studies

Newman University's athletics department fields a large number of men's and women's sports teams. The teams are known as the Jets, and they compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Jets participate in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, and golf, among other sports.

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Contacting Newman University

Newman University
3100 McCormick Ave
Wichita , KS 67213-2097
General Phone: (316) 942-4291

Newman University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching96curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational research, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ESL instruction
Business and Management91business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, MIS, sales and marketing
Family and Social Work53social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine52registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Medical Support and Technology44radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Science24biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Liberal Arts21English, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling20psychology, counseling psychology
Religion and Philosophy14theology and religious vocations
Media7communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering6information science
Law5legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and safety
Art Studies2art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Newman University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree25225
Associate's degree456
Master's degree1417

Newman University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Newman University had a total enrollment of 2,166 students (1,804 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 5%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 4%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 12%
20-21 12%
22-24 13%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)12%
New York1%

Newman University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 50 %

Newman University Room and Board (2007)

Newman University offers campus housing for 432 of its 1,804 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Wichita, 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 19 meals per week.

Newman University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400550
SAT Math390560
SAT Writing380540
ACT Verbal2028
ACT Math1927
ACT Composite2028

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 SAT7%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Newman University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,964
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,964
Room and board $ 6,500
Room charge $ 3,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,100
Books and supplies $ 959
Other expenses $ 3,968

Financial Aid:
Newman University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 193900)

Newman University Faculty

Newman University 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
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year7$65,6020*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$57,4142*
Instructorcalendar year0*5$44,433
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year13$65,7747$54,804

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$60,0670*
Associate professoracademic year8$56,74713$53,751
Assistant professoracademic year10$44,92914$42,445
Instructoracademic year0*5$40,369
No academic rankacademic year2*3$34,120
All faculty totalacademic year25$51,22435$45,634

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

Newman University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Heartland Conference
Baseball Heartland Conference
Track Heartland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports9685181

Newman University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Religion And Philosophy
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Newman University Apart:

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Top 19%Newman University % students 40 years or older
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Top 20%Newman University % of degrees in education and teaching

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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