Kansas Wesleyan University

Private, Four-years School Located in Salina, KS

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How much is the Kansas Wesleyan tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Kansas Wesleyan's tuition & fees is $33,470.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $47,470 when a student lives on-campus.

Kansas Wesleyan Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$33,470
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$10,800
On-campus Expenses$2,000
Off-campus Room & Board$6,800
Off-campus Expenses$4,040
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$35,745

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Kansas Wesleyan for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $144,510 at Kansas Wesleyan. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $201,129. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $113,365.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$34,501$47,821$26,868
Sophomore (2024-25)$35,563$49,425$27,827
Junior (2025-26)$36,659$51,084$28,820
Senior (2026-27)$37,788$52,799$29,850
4 Years Total$144,510$201,129$113,365
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$35,563$49,425$27,827
Sophomore (2025-26)$36,659$51,084$28,820
Junior (2026-27)$37,788$52,799$29,850
Senior (2027-28)$38,951$54,573$30,917
4 Years Total$148,961$207,882$117,415
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$36,659$51,084$28,820
Sophomore (2026-27)$37,788$52,799$29,850
Junior (2027-28)$38,951$54,573$30,917
Senior (2028-29)$40,151$56,408$32,023
4 Years Total$153,549$214,864$121,611
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$37,788$52,799$29,850
Sophomore (2027-28)$38,951$54,573$30,917
Junior (2028-29)$40,151$56,408$32,023
Senior (2029-30)$41,388$58,305$33,170
4 Years Total$158,278$222,086$125,961
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$38,951$54,573$30,917
Sophomore (2028-29)$40,151$56,408$32,023
Junior (2029-30)$41,388$58,305$33,170
Senior (2030-31)$42,662$60,268$34,358
4 Years Total$163,152$229,554$130,469

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Kansas Wesleyan' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Kansas, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,986.
In-StateOut-of-State
Kansas Wesleyan University$33,470
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Kansas Four-years Colleges$15,957
Public Schools$5,756$8,834
Private Schools$20,986

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Kansas Wesleyan and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySalina, KS$33,470$15,350
Benedictine CollegeAtchison, KS$34,800$6,540
Bethany CollegeLindsborg, KS$31,946-
Bethel College-North NewtonNorth Newton, KS$34,002-
Central Christian College of KansasMcPherson, KS$21,000$11,880
Barclay CollegeHaviland, KS$26,590$8,680
McPherson CollegeMcPherson, KS$35,162$4,500
Ottawa University-OttawaOttawa, KS$35,300$12,562
Southwestern CollegeWinfield, KS$38,480$9,180
Sterling CollegeSterling, KS$32,200$15,347
Tabor CollegeHillsboro, KS$35,050$12,000

Financial Aid and COA

At Kansas Wesleyan University, 738 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $20,327.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Kansas Wesleyan is $27,143 for students living on-campus and $25,183 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 253 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $21,537 and the average amount of student loans is $9,128.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$47,470
COA (off-campus)$45,510
Tuition & Fees$33,470
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,000
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,040
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$27,143
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,183
Average Financial Aid$20,327
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship73897%$20,327
Pell Grants32443%$4,927
Federal Student Loan58577%$6,798
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid253100%-
Grants or Scholarships24998%$21,537
Federal Grants11345%$5,424
Pell Grants11345%$4,911
Other Federal Grants3012%$1,933
State/Local Grants7028%$3,167
Institutional Grants24998%$18,185
Student Loan Aid20481%$9,128
Federal Student Loans20380%$5,542
Other Student Loans5421%$13,649

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Kansas Wesleyan's acceptance rate is 67.64%. A total of 1,740 applicants applied to and 1,177 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 254 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.58%.
To apply to Kansas Wesleyan, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,740867$873
Admitted1,177583$594
Enrolled254139$115
Acceptance Rate67.64%67.24%68.04%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.58%23.84%19.36%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Kansas Wesleyan University has a total of 859 students including 791 undergraduate and 68 graduate students. By gender, there are 468 male students and 344 female students attending Kansas Wesleyan. The school offers online degree programs and 94 students enrolled online exclusively (10.94% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total812 468344
Undergraduate760 434326
Graduate52 3418

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address100 E. Claflin Ave., Salina, KS
Phone785-827-5541
WEBwww.kwu.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered45 Programs
Online Program Offered4 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered2 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate84.98%
Yield17.03%
Student Population859
Graduation Rate32%
Transfer-out Rate52%
Retention Rate62%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties47 (Full-time), 34 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs151 (Full-time), 46 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$52,754
Average Staff Salary$47,563