WICHITA, Kan. Wichita State University Wednesday says it's expanding its appeal outside of the Wichita area by offering in-state tuition to students living in several metropolitan areas within about a nine to 10-hour drive from Wichita.
The university says the Kansas Board of Regents approved its expansion of in-state tuition offers to more cities. In 2016, WSU progressively started offering in-state tuition rates to students living in Dallas/Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Kansas City, Mo.
With Wednesday's approval form the board of regents, the university says it will expand in-state tuition offers (its Shocker City initiative) to areas including Denver, Houston, San Antonio, St. Louis (Missouri and Illinois), Stillwater, Okla. Austin, Killeen-Temple, Texas and Waco, Texas.
"This expansion is in line with the university’s mission and vision and is expected to help attract even more students who may someday become the professional talent, and area residents, that help drive the regional economy," Wichita State says.