Kansas Wesleyan University

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Kansas Wesleyan University
Front sign at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas
Motto in English Victory not without Toil
Established 1886 (1886)
Type Private, Liberal arts
Religious affiliation United Methodist Church
President Matthew R. Thompson
Vice-president Nancy H. Cummings - Executive Vice President and Provost
Academic staff 56
Students 729
Location Salina, Kansas, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Purple and Gold         
Athletics Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheer and Dance, Golf, Tennis
Nickname Coyotes
Website Official website
Kansas Wesleyan University wordmark.png
Hauptli Student Center at KWU
Hauptli Student Center at KWU
Pioneer Hall at KWU
Pioneer Hall at KWU

Kansas Wesleyan University is a private four-year college founded in Salina, Kansas in 1886. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 850 students attend the 28-acre (110,000 m2) campus.

The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National League for Nursing, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Kansas State Department of Education.


The university's academic program provides a Liberal Arts foundation comprising more than 27 major programs: MBA, BA, BS, BASB, BSN, AA, AAS degrees. Additionally, there are evening degree completion programs for adults in nursing, business management and criminal justice. The average class size is 20 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. KWU is a member of the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas (ACCK), a consortium of six academic institutions located within 70 miles (110 km) of KWU's campus, through which students may enroll in courses and resources. KWU is also a member of the 18-member Kansas Independent College Association.


Kansas Wesleyan has a student government, clubs, publications and drama groups. The Kansas Wesleyan Speech and Debate Team of Steve Johnston and Noah Shook won the parliamentary debate portion of the Pi Kappa Delta tournament hosted at Louisiana State University at Shreveport March 19–21, 2009.


Kansas Wesleyan University teams are known as the Coyotes. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Thomas Craven". dictionaryofarthistorians.org. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 38°48′49″N 97°36′34″W / 38.81361°N 97.60944°W / 38.81361; -97.60944