brain drain

Wichita Faces A 'Brain Drain' Problem

Nov 11, 2015
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Wichita State University hosted an economic outlook conference last month. Local business owners were told that Wichita’s labor force is likely to grow at a rate of about 1 percent in 2016. That’s less than the state and national average. So, why is Kansas’ largest city lagging behind? KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports on Wichita's persistent problem of “brain drain.”

Wichita State University

Among the state’s public universities, Wichita State graduates are most likely to get a job and stay in Kansas.

According to a study from the Kansas Board of Regents, 73.6 percent of WSU graduates between 2007 and 2009 got a job in Kansas within a year of graduation.