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Want to find out more? BIG MONEY • The $7.5 million Klose endowment provides scholarships for math and science education majors. • WSU offers three of the largest annual undergraduate scholarships in Kansas— two $48,000 Harry S. Gore Memorial Scholarships and the $44,000 Craig Barton Scholarship in business. • More than 95 percent of eligible incoming scholarship applicants are offered awards. • Last year, WSU provided more than $100 million in financial aid. CASH, CREDIT AND A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE • Through WSU’s Cooperative Education and Work-Based Learning program, students gain real-world experience in hundreds of internships throughout the state and around the country. • WSU’s cooperative education program • • is larger than all the other state schools combined. The program coordinated 1,060 student placements during the 2010-11 academic year. The average wage earned by a WSU co-op student was $13.50 per hour. • WSU students earned more than $4 million in wages—in addition to college credit. WICHITA STATE ATHLETICS • The Shocker men’s baseball team won the national championship in 1989 and were runners-up in 1982, 1991 and 1993. | | • • • The WSU volleyball team ranks ninth in the nation in fan attendance. The Shocker bowling program has captured 19 national championships. In the last nine seasons WSU Track and Field has produced eight conference championships, 14 All-Americans and 48 NCAA qualifiers. • Men’s tennis has won 23 team titles and is the MVC’s all-time winningest program. • Shocker men’s basketball sells out every home game with more than 10,000 in attendance. They reached the Final Four in 1964, the Elite Eight in 1981, the Sweet Sixteen in 2006 and NIT champions in 2011. • Awards more than $250,000 in annual scholarships. • Places the largest number of co-op and internship students in Kansas. • Offers the widest range of business degrees in Kansas. SIX UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGES— A TON OF DEGREE OPTIONS: • 60 undergraduate degree programs in more than 200 areas of study. • 54 master’s degree programs. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING • The Engineer of 2020 program gives students hands-on experience through undergraduate research, global learning and leadership training. • Features the world’s only campusbased CISCO Technical Research Center, providing experience-based learning and undergraduate research opportunities. • Through the Cooperative Education and Work-Based Learning program, more than 200 WSU engineering students each year have gained real-world experience everywhere from NASA to IBM. • The industrial engineering program is one of the largest in the Midwest and one of • 11 doctoral degree programs. • 26 graduate certificate programs. BARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS • The James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture Series brings top business professionals to the WSU campus. Previous lecturers include CEOs, presidents and senior vice presidents of Fortune 500 companies. • In the top 12 percent of all U.S. business schools thanks to AACSB-International accreditation. • The Barton School’s Center for Entrepreneurship was ranked in the top 25 in the U.S. by Entrepreneur Magazine in their October/November 2007 issue. only two programs in the state of Kansas. • Great Expectations: Engineering Kansas Scholars (GEEKS) is a free tutoring program for engineering students to help them reach their goals in math and science courses. • Annually awards more than half a million dollars in scholarships. • Ranked second by the National Science Foundation among all U.S. universities in money spent on aerospace research and development. • The College of Engineering Open House is open to students, parents and the community and highlights student projects, research and facilities. Continued on back

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