Regents approve new WSU peer institutions

At its Sept. 15 meeting, the Kansas Board of Regents approved an updated list of peer institutions for Wichita State University.

  • Cleveland State University
  • Portland State University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

In fall 2021, President Rick Muma assembled a working committee to assess current and aspirational peers to ensure alignment with the university’s mission and goals. The evaluation focused on institutional characteristics, such as mission, Carnegie Class, enrollment trends (including KBOR priorities), and budget. The analysis was based on the most recent national data designed to identify those institutions that are most like WSU.

Additionally, the following were approved as WSU’s aspirational peers:

  • Georgia State University
  • University of California at Riverside
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Houston
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte

All of Wichita State’s peers are part of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, which is “a president-led organization committed to enhancing urban university engagement and tackling key urban challenges in our nation’s cities.”

Wichita State’s previous list of peer and aspirational institutions was created in 2013.

See Monday’s WSU Today for more news from the regents meeting.