State University, founded in 1895 as a Congregational
institution, is distinguished from other state supported
schools in Kansas by its urban setting. Wichita State's
location in the largest city in Kansas enhances the
traditional classroom experience by providing students
greater opportunities in resources, contacts with
business and government leaders, employment, and
an enrollment of more than 15,000, Wichita State
prides itself on specialized attention
to each student.
Although the University's students come from almost
every state in America and 110 foreign countries,
87 percent are from Kansas, representing nearly
all counties in the state.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was established in October 1983 and is affiliated with the Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC). Administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SBDC provides management assistance to current and prospective business owners. Services provided include financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies.
The Wichita Technology Corporation (WTC) was started at NIAR in 1994. As a consulting service, WTC’s mission is to support technology advancement, transfer and commercialization in the Wichita and South Central Kansas area. WTC is a partnership between the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC), Wichita State University and Wichita Area Development.
of Research Administration (ORA) serves as the foundation for NIAR through proposal
preparation, meeting cost share requirements and
dealing with export regulations. Together, they share
a commitment to the economic development of the state
and local community by providing the highest quality
research and the best possible service to the aviation
industry and federal agencies that support aviation.