Newman University is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Wichita, Kansas. The university offers both undergraduate and masters level programs.
Newman was established by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. The sisters first opened a girls school in Wichita in 1902, and a women's junior college in 1932 operating as Sacred Heart College. The school reorganized into a four year liberal arts college in 1958, and became coeducational in 1965. The name was changed to Kansas Newman College in 1973, and to Newman University in 1998.
The Newman University Board of Trustees and senior officials announced on July 11, 2006 that the institution had been formally accepted as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. The university became part of the Heartland Conference in the fall 2006 season. The athletic teams at Newman compete as the Jets.