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IPEDS ID: 155089
OPE ID: 00191800
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Friends University
2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67213
General information:  (316) 295-5000
Website:  www.friends.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,882 (1,344 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Admissionswww.friends.edu/admissions
Apply Onlinewww.applyweb.com/apply/friends/menu.html
Financial Aidwww.friends.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorfriendsucalculator.com
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.friends.edu/military
Mission Statement
  www.friends.edu/about/history/
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty74157
Instructional74157
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$22,500$23,430$24,630$25,9655.4%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,50050.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,600$6,800$7,040$7,3204.0%
Other$1,780$1,800$1,825$4,275134.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,600$6,800$7,040$7,3204.0%
Other$2,941$3,000$3,100$4,00029.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,941$3,000$3,100$4,27537.9%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$31,880$33,030$34,495$39,06013.2%
Off Campus$33,041$34,230$35,770$38,7858.4%
Off Campus with Family$26,441$27,430$28,730$31,74010.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$11,358
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1182100%————
Grant or scholarship aid182100%$2,573,560$14,140
Federal grants6837%$319,547$4,699
Pell grants6837%$290,397$4,271
Other federal grants4022%$29,150$729
State/local government grant or scholarships7139%$209,975$2,957
Institutional grants or scholarships17093%$2,044,038$12,024
Student loan aid16490%$1,001,801$6,109
Federal student loans16490%$963,135$5,873
Other student loans32%$38,666$12,889
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,23987%$22,513,282$18,171
Pell grants58041%$2,278,766$3,929
Federal student loans98970%$9,013,462$9,114
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$16,661$19,982$18,662
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$14,027$13,826$14,273
$30,001 – $48,000$14,730$13,980$15,134
$48,001 – $75,000$14,775$18,507$16,767
$75,001 – $110,000$16,659$19,060$16,757
$110,001 and more$19,691$21,256$19,244
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment1,882
Undergraduate enrollment1,344
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment193
Graduate enrollment538
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 76%
Part-time: 24%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 56%
25 and over: 44%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 76%
Out-of-state: 21%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 2%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 30%
Part-time: 70%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants730320410
Percent admitted58%70%50%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%39%36%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT64%
ACT15396%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading490660
SAT Math490580
ACT Composite1924
ACT English1825
ACT Math1824
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 68%
Part-time students: 17%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 48 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 41%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 13%
6-year: 32%
8-year: 33%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 29%
6-year: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 38%
Female: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 47%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-2-
Environmental Biology-2-
Wildlife Biology-14-
Category total-18-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-646d
Business Administration and Management, General8d91d79d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other--5d
Finance, General-3-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-24d-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-1-
Management Science-1d-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-4-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-50d-
Operations Management and Supervision--18d
Organizational Leadership--7d
Category total8d238d115d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-4-
Category total-4-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-1-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-09d
Information Science/Studies-27-
Category total-289d
Education
Art Teacher Education-1-
Elementary Education and Teaching-15-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-1-
History Teacher Education-1-
Mathematics Teacher Education-2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-5-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--16d
Category total-2516d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-1-
Category total-1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-5-
Category total-5-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-5-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--28d
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--14d
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-1-
Category total-642d
History
History, General-4-
Category total-4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-5-
Category total-5-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies3--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-5-
Category total35-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-4-
Category total-4-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies--11d
Category total--11d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-8-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-5-
Category total-13-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-4-
Category total-4-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-1-
Category total-1-
Psychology
Psychology, General-23-
Category total-23-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-1-
Sociology-1-
Category total-2-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other--3d
Category total--3d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-6-
Ballet-3-
Music Performance, General-2-
Music, General-7-
Category total-18-
Grand total11404196
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 47
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 18
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,791
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,878
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 60%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Baseball27
Basketball1522
Football75
Golf8
Soccer3618
Softball27
Tennis117
Track and Field, Outdoor3723
Track and Field, X-Country1210
Volleyball26
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1951 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1952 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
  • One person not associated with the University arrested for possession of a firearm while on campus.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible02
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary420
Motor vehicle theft453
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible02
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary310
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate7.9%8.9%9.4%
Number in default92108103
Number in repayment1,1571,2071,092
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)