New SEM 2025 plan launched

During fall 2021, Wichita State celebrated an end to its first five-year strategic enrollment management plan (SEM). WSU completed 34 tactics in the original plan and established an additional 97 tactics as ongoing practices, successfully incorporating these initiatives as part of its regular processes. This lead to an increase of 7% in overall enrollment since 2016 despite the pandemic. 

Also in fall 2021, a new 2025 SEM Plan was launched with the overarching goals of expanding enrollments to 17,000 students, increasing the university’s first to second-year retention rate to 75%, and closing the equity gap for underserved students. The success of the new plan continues to be dependent on the contributions of everyone on campus.

For more information, contact Dr. Carolyn Shaw at 316-978-3010 or