March Madness: 5 facts to compare UD Flyers, Wichita State Shockers

The University of Dayton will play Wichita State on Friday in Indianapolis in round one of the NCAA March Madness tournament.
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The University of Dayton will play Wichita State on Friday in Indianapolis in round one of the NCAA March Madness tournament.

The University of Dayton Flyers will face off against the Wichita State University Shockers on Friday in Indianapolis in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

UD may have been seeded higher than Wichita State, but how do the colleges compare on in terms of age, students and faculty?

Check out five fast facts about each college below:

1. HOW OLD?

Dayton: 1850, 167 years old

Wichita: 1895, 122 years old

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2. WHAT ARE THE MASCOTS?

Dayton: Flyers, to celebrate Dayton being the birthplace of flight, and the original home of the Wright brothers.

Wichita: Shockers, created by a football manager in 1904 as several players harvested or “shocked” wheat to earn extra money.

3. NUMBER OF STUDENTS

Dayton: 10,828

Wichita: 15,000

4. TUITION AND FEES PRICE

Dayton: $40,940 a year

Wichita: $7,370 a year

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5. NUMBER OF FACULTY

Dayton: 599 full-time, 394 part time

Wichita: 445 full-time, 74 part time

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