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Kansas Wesleyan University is a liberal arts institution located in Salina, Kansas. Founded in 1886, it maintains a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church and is supported by the Kansas West Conference and is supported by the Great Plains Conference. The majority of KWU’s students represent other religious backgrounds, and the university welcomes and supports students of all faiths. The school's accreditation was reaffirmed in 2007 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The University is divided academically into six divisions and eighteen departments. Courses are offered for 60+ undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs and one graduate program, the MBA. . Class sizes are small, with a 14:1 average student-to-teacher ratio. KWU offers the only Emergency Management bachelor's degree in Kansas, named by Emergency Management Guide to its national list of “20 Top Emergency Management Bachelor’s Degree Programs Under $23,000 Average Net 2014.” Other signature programs include Criminal Justice, Nursing, Environmental Studies and Community Resilience, Christian Ministry and Teacher Education.
For its Psychological Services major, KWU was named by Best Psychology Degrees among “30 Great Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree (Bachelor’s),” and named by Best Counseling Degrees among “Top 25 Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree.” Kanas Wesleyan students have been accepted to Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs, and KWU graduates have been accepted directly into master’s degree and doctoral level graduate programs, including medical and veterinary schools. The completely new Liberal Studies program is comprised of four interdisciplinary categories designed to challenge and invigorate students: Personal Awareness, Human Expression, Community and World Exploration, and Natural World Stewardship.
KWU was again named a College of Distinction™, Kansas College of Distinction™ and Christian College of Distinction™ for 2015-16, for excelling in four areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. The mission of Kansas Wesleyan University is to promote and integrate academic excellence, spiritual development, personal well-being, and social responsibility. Students volunteer for many local organizations and develop a passion for community service through KWU’s Project HUNT, Project HERO and CampusServe initiatives.
Salina is the sixth largest city in the state. It is at the hub of two major interstate highways and is serviced by regular airline transportation. It is 90 minutes from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.
The city is a major arts and cultural center for Kansas. The Salina Arts & Humanities office of the city puts on the annual Smoky Hill River Festival, the Midwest's premier art fair and festival with many music performances throughout Oakdale Park. Salina, the sixth largest city in Kansas, is a major arts and cultural community, Salina welcomes KWU students to perform with the Salina Symphony, to participate in Salina Community Theatre, and to engage in visual arts. Music opportunities for students in all majors include orchestra, band, choir, music theatre and a marching pep band. The university has a nationally award-winning debate team, an on-campus television studio and a student-run radio station that broadcasts around the world.
KWU has a tradition of championship athletics. The Coyotes have won 63 KCAC championships since 2005. The 23 KWU sports teams include recent additions of wrestling and men's and women's bowling. The university just completed a $7.5 million multi-use Graves Family Sports Complex, which features two lighted fields, an eight-lane track, and new stadium with seating for 1,916 fans.
Students can pursue their academic interests and their passions at KWU where the power of “and” allows them to be involved in many different interests and activities. Learn more at www.kwu.edu.