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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
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,178 (1,609 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  We are informed by the Quaker heritage of Friends University. We are also rooted both in the liberal arts tradition and in the Christian intellectual tradition. Because of these roots, we insist that our students learn, inside and outside the classroom, to integrate their intellectual lives with their social and spiritual lives in ways that will improve the world. In doing our work authentically, we prepare our students to adapt to change and to make a difference.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and 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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty77150
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$20,040$21,030$22,500$23,4304.1%
Books and supplies$1,100$1,200$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,790$5,966$6,600$6,8003.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,000$8,120$8,380$8,5001.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$30,975$32,208$34,702$36,0053.8%
Off Campus$33,185$34,362$36,482$37,7053.4%
Off Campus with Family$25,185$26,242$28,102$29,2053.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid1193100%————
Grant or scholarship aid19299%$2,760,639$14,378
Federal grants8544%$429,896$5,058
Pell grants8544%$374,008$4,400
Other federal grants4925%$55,888$1,141
State/local government grant or scholarships9549%$306,306$3,224
Institutional grants or scholarships18797%$2,024,437$10,826
Student loan aid14977%$996,534$6,688
Federal student loans14977%$963,936$6,469
Other student loans32%$32,598$10,866
  • 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 aid11,29373%$13,441,072$10,395
Pell grants79845%$3,138,642$3,933
Federal student loans1,30474%$10,706,458$8,210
  • 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.
Average net price$18,031$18,665$19,379
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$16,775$16,740$16,670
$30,001 – $48,000$17,490$14,975$17,373
$48,001 – $75,000$16,355$16,539$17,418
$75,001 – $110,000$18,219$19,320$19,302
$110,001 and more$19,592$21,864$22,334
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment2,178
Undergraduate enrollment1,609
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment263
Graduate enrollment569
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 65%
Part-time: 35%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
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: 78%
Out-of-state: 21%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 28%
Part-time: 72%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 29%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants737351386
Percent admitted59%60%58%
Percent admitted who enrolled43%44%42%
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 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Reading350490
SAT Math420548
ACT Composite1824
ACT English1724
ACT Math1724
  • Test scores are not required for students over the age of 23 who are enrolled in the College of Adult and Professional Studies.
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: 65%
Part-time students: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 37 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 32%
(*) 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 2005]
4-year: 13%
6-year: 27%
8-year: 30%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 13%
6-year: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 36%
Female: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 100%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 38%
White: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 35%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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-1-
Environmental Biology-3-
Wildlife Biology-23-
Category total-27-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General8135d123d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other--15
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-1-
Finance, General-0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-30-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0-
Management Science-20
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-2-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-96d-
Operations Management and Supervision--7
Organizational Leadership--26
Category total8312d182d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-9-
Category total-9-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-2-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-223d
Information Science/Studies-20-
Category total-2423d
Art Teacher Education-0-
Biology Teacher Education-0-
Business Teacher Education-0-
Elementary Education and Teaching-21-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-1-
History Teacher Education-1-
Mathematics Teacher Education-2-
Music Teacher Education-3-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-1-
Spanish Language Teacher Education-0-
Speech Teacher Education-0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--42d
Category total-2942d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-6-
Category total-6-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-6-
Category total-6-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-4-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--38d
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--48
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-1-
Category total-586d
History, General-3-
Category total-3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-10-
Forensic Science and Technology-0-
Category total-10-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other--9
Category total--9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies25--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-11-
Category total2511-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-2-
Category total-2-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies--12
Category total--12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-8-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-3-
Category total-11-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-6-
Category total-6-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-1-
Category total-1-
Psychology, General-23-
Category total-23-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-3-
Category total-3-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other--13
Category total--13
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-6-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-0-
Music Management-2-
Music Performance, General-3-
Music, General-7-
Music, Other-2-
Category total-21-
Grand total33509367
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor2919
Track and Field, X-Country1613
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
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels1/31/2006 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
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
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft194
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate8.9%9.4%11.2%
Number in default108103131
Number in repayment1,2071,0921,162
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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