Friends University is a non-denominational, independent Christian university founded in 1898 by the Society of Friends (Quakers). Since the 1930s, the University has operated in an amicable but independent relationship with the founding denomination.
Friends University’s mission is to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education that incorporates liberal arts instruction and professional studies within the context of the Christian faith.
Approximately 2,800 students, including 1,000 traditional undergraduate students and 1,800 degree-completion and graduate students.
42 traditional undergraduate degrees, two adult associate degree programs, six adult degree completion programs and 12 graduate programs.
Friends University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, telephone 1-312-263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.
The main campus in Wichita features 54.5 acres with well-maintained buildings (including the historic Davis Administration Building) and beautiful landscaping. Adult degree completion and graduate programs are also offered at permanent sites in Topeka and Lenexa and through outreach sites at various locations around Kansas.
Endowment and long-term investments have grown from $3 million in 1990 to more than $45 million today.
The University has invested more than $60 million toward campus improvements, facilities, landscaping and technology in the past 15 years.