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
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
4. TUITION AND FEES PRICE
Dayton: $40,940 a year
Wichita: $7,370 a year
5. NUMBER OF FACULTY
Dayton: 599 full-time, 394 part time
Wichita: 445 full-time, 74 part time
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