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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

As searchers and learners, we support curiosity and research, and assign great value to diversity of experience. As people who value such diversity and openness, we approach new situations and people with good will and humility. We believe in equity and in the dignity of all people.

As a community, we accept and cherish our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships. We understand that a part of that care must be to become better stewards of what we have been given. We take care of the future as if we already are there.

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From the Board of Trustees to our President Dr. Amy Bragg-Carey, Friends University is blessed with wonderful leadership. Learn more about the different aspects of our leadership groups and roles.

President's Advisory Council
  • Board Of Trustees & Cabinet CouncilThe Friends University Board of Trustees is vested with ultimate authority for the general, academic and financial policy-making functions for Friends University. Trustees are responsible for the University’s financial health and welfare and exercise their institutional authority in a fiduciary capacity. The board is responsible for selecting the president, reviewing and approving major changes to academic programs, and determining institutional policies bearing on faculty appointment, tenure and promotion. Learn More.
  • Message From The PresidentOn behalf of the Friends family of faculty, staff, students and alumni, welcome to our awesome community where we embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives. Read the full message.
  • Connections & PartnershipsMaking solid, long-lasting connections is an integral part of a higher learning experience. Friends University faculty and staff work to help students connect with employers, community leaders and services that will enhance your college career and prepare you for what comes next. Learn More

Mission, Values & What We Believe

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More About the University

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.


Friends University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Friends University has been accredited from 1915-27; 1928-39; and 1951-present. Friends University received reaffirmation of accreditation in 2018-2019 and participates in the Higher Learning Commission’s Open Pathway for Accreditation.

Awards & Accolades

The wonderful students, faculty and staff who comprise our campus community have helped Friends University earn several awards and accolades.

Mission & Values

Friends University will provide excellent learning experiences, nationally recognized programs, and a focus on transformative education that places a special value on each person, cultivating a new generation of Christ-like leaders.

History of Friends University

Wichita has been named an All-American City four times since 1962. It also ranked among the top 32 cities nationally for quality of life. In fact, Money Magazine recently named the Wichita community a Top 10 Best Place to live (right above New York City).

Apprentice Institute

The Apprentice Institute was created in June 2010 with the intention of promoting higher-level thinking, deeper conversation and a creative track for growing closer to God. The church at large is placing a greater emphasis on spirituality, evangelism and spiritual formation, so Apprentice aims to equip and encourage people to live good and beautiful lives that will change the world around them.

Friends Fact Books

The Friends University Fact Book is an annual report of university data serving as a resource to both the Friends University community and the public at large. Below are not only the most recent Friends University Fact Books, but an archive of past reports as well.


Friends University wants to ensure our campus and sites will remain safe places for students, faculty, staff and guests. Your awareness of relevant policies and procedures is considered essential to campus security. To find more information about security, visit the security page. This includes information on Falcon Alert System, weather, fire safety, crime statistics and more.

In addition, you can find information about Title IX (Sexual Assault) on the Title IX page. Our privacy policy can be found on the privacy policy page.