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  • KWU is 130 years old. The university opened on September 15, 1886.
  • Percentage of students who receive financial aid: 99%
  • Placement rates after graduation: 97%
  • Acceptance rate: 62%
  • Retention rate: 63%
  • Size of campus: 28 acres
  • Student-to-teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Average class size: 16
  • Number of enrolled students: 748
  • Number of new freshmen per year: 152
  • Number of graduates per year: 177
  • Percentage of students who graduate in four years: 41%
  • Number of departments: 18
  • Many exciting undergraduate degrees and pre-professional programs
  • Creative new majors and 6 new programs for Fall 2015
  • Degree areas: MBA, BA, BS, BSN, AA
  • Number of books in Memorial Library: 63,750 (72,311 total items including books, e-books and media) 
  • Number of computers on campus: 195
  • Number of fine arts performances per year: 30+
  • Number of chapels/devotional areas on campus: 2
  • Number of varsity teams: 23
  • Number of KCAC championship trophies in the last 10 years: 61
  • Percentage of full-time, undergraduate students who live on campus: 65%
  • Percentage of students from Kansas: 49%
  • Percentage of students from out-of-state: 49%
  • Percentage of international students: 2%
  • Number of alumni: 11, 570
  • Amount invested in buildings over the past 10 years: $20 million
  • Amount KWU invests in Salina community annually: $40 million
  • Population of Salina, Kansas: 47,707