WSU Tech continues to see strong enrollment growth for 5th consecutive semester.
Wichita, Kansas – Enrollment at WSU Tech, formerly Wichita Area Technical College, has reached new highs for the 2018 fall semester. This is the 5th consecutive semester the college has seen strong growth in enrollment. As reported by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), KBOR’s defined full-time equivalent (FTE) for WSU Tech (listed as Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology) is 2,779, an increase of 6.14 percent over last fall’s 2,619. For KBOR reporting purposes, full-time equivalency is calculated by dividing the total number of undergraduate credit hours taken in a semester by 15.
Actual total headcount at WSU Tech for fall 2018 is 4,596, an increase of 329 students or 7.7 percent over last fall. Total student credit-hours are at 39,279. This surpasses the fall 2017 census numbers by 2,412 credit hours or 6.1 percent.
The college saw the largest growth in technical courses, especially in the High School Excel in CTE, a program where high school students can take technical classes tuition-free thanks to funding from the state of Kansas. High school Excel in CTE was up 20.4 percent in credit hours and 15.6 percent in headcount with high school students now averaging over 6 credit hours each. An overall increase of 9.1 percent in adult student headcount was seen for both technical education and general education classes.
Sheree Utash, President, WSU Tech said, “WSU Tech continues to focus on delivering a solution to Wichita’s workforce needs. We are being more innovative in our approach to recruiting students, providing relevant training and credentials in order to meet our industry partner needs and creating pathways of employment for our graduates.”
WSU Tech is the state’s leader in modern technical education offering over 100 degree and certificate options in aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, design, IT, police science and business. WSU Tech is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a Kansas Board of Regents institution. For more information, visit www.WSUTECH.edu