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  • KWU is 133 years old. The university opened on September 15, 1886.
  • Percentage of full-time students who receive financial aid: 100%
  • Employment rates after graduation: 99%
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Retention rate: 68.5%
  • Size of campus: 28 acres
  • Student-to-teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Average class size: 10
  • Number of enrolled students: 716
  • Average number of new freshmen for past three years: 137
  • Average number of graduates for past three years: 121
  • Percentage of students who graduate in four years: 37%
  • Number of departments: 18
  • Degree areas: MBA, BA, BS
  • Number of books in Memorial Library: 63,750 (72,311 total items including books, e-books and media) 
  • Number of fine arts performances per year: 30+
  • Number of chapels/devotional areas on campus: 2
  • Number of varsity teams: 23
  • Number of KCAC Championships since 2004–05 season: 76
  • Percentage of full-time, undergraduate students who live on campus: 61%
  • Percentage of students from Kansas: 44%
  • Percentage of students from out-of-state: 55%
  • Percentage of international students: 1%
  • Number of alumni on record with the alumni office: 13,770
  • Amount invested in buildings over the past 10 years: $20 million
  • Amount KWU invests in Salina community annually: $40 million
  • Population of Salina, Kansas: 46,994