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Wichita, KS Area Scholarships

Wichita (/ˈwɪtʃɪtɔː/ WITCH-i-taw) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Sedgwick County. As of 2017, the estimated population of the city was 390,591. Wichita is the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area which had an estimated population of 644,610 in 2015.

Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita began as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail in the 1860s and was incorporated as a city in 1870. It became a destination for cattle drives traveling north from Texas to Kansas railroads, earning it the nickname "Cowtown."

In the 1920s and '30s, businessmen and aeronautical engineers established aircraft manufacturing companies in Wichita, including Beechcraft, Cessna, and Stearman Aircraft. The city became a U.S. aircraft production hub known as "The Air Capital of the World." Textron Aviation, Learjet, Airbus, and Spirit AeroSystems continue to operate design and manufacturing facilities in Wichita, and the city remains a major center of the American aircraft industry. Wichita is also home to McConnell Air Force Base, and Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, the largest airport in Kansas.

As an industrial hub, Wichita is a regional center of culture, media, and trade. It hosts several universities, large museums, theaters, parks, and entertainment venues, notably Intrust Bank Arena and Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. The city's Old Cowtown Museum maintains historical artifacts and exhibits on the city's early history. Wichita State University is the third-largest post-secondary institution in the state.

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Schools in and around Wichita, KS

Wichita State University
Four or more years; Public; $15,503 average out-state tuition; $6,545 average in-state tuition
Friends University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $27,150 average out-state tuition; $27,150 average in-state tuition
Newman University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,000 average out-state tuition; $28,000 average in-state tuition
Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,061 average out-state tuition; $5,649 average in-state tuition
Eric Fisher Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
University of Phoenix-Wichita Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $9,797 average out-state tuition; $9,797 average in-state tuition
Vatterott College-Wichita
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $10,482 average out-state tuition; $10,482 average in-state tuition