Kansas State University

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School Overview

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14
Overall
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

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5
midwest Regional
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

TOP
50
Overall
Out-of-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

Located in Manhattan, Kansas and commonly referred to as K-State, Kansas State University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in Kansas. K-State was originally titled Kansas State Agricultural College and has a long-standing interest in agriculture. K-State also offers a variety of other academic programs and operates two additional campuses: the College of Technology and Aviation in Salina, Kansas, and the Olathe Innovation Campus in Olathe, Kansas. The Olathe campus conducts academic research through Kansas Bioscience Park, where graduate students research animal health, food safety and security, bioenergy, and plant science. With its many research opportunities, K-State has been classified as a High-Research University (RU/H) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Academic Colleges and Degree Programs

K-State offers more than 250 undergraduate majors including programs within the colleges of agriculture, planning and design, technology and aviation, engineering, veterinary medicine, architecture, technology and aviation, arts and sciences, human ecology, education, and business administration. As a member of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, K-State offers over 60 Master’s degree programs, over 40 Doctorate programs, and over 20 graduate certificates.

Alumni and Rankings

Since 1986, K-State has had more recipients of Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Udall, and Goldwater scholarships than any other school in the United States. In addition to producing an extraordinary number of international scholars, K-State has the largest number of CASE/Carnegie Professors of the Year than any other public research university in the United States. Additionally, K-State is ranked 135th among national universities according to U.S. News and World Report.

Enrollment

K-State’s enrollment continues to grow, with the most recent student population totaling over 24,000 students. K-State is also the location of the Kansas Beta chapter, part of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Distance Education and Online Programs

K-State offers a pretty extensive selection of online degrees and distance learning programs including online bachelor’s degrees, online master’s degree, online Ph.D. degrees, and online certificates, minors, and professional development courses.

Athletics

Known as the Wildcats, K-State is part of NCAA’s Division 1 and the Big 12 Conference. In the 2012-2013 school year, K-State became the second Big 12 school to win conference titles in men’s basketball, football, and baseball in the same year.

General Information

Admission
Office

119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-6250
(800) 432-8270
Fax: (785) 532-6393

Contact: Larry Moeder
Assistant Vice President for
Student Financial Assistance and
Admissions
Main
Address

119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-6250
www.k-state.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 18,491
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 3,761
Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,114

Graduate enrollment: 4,590

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees
offered:

Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First
Professional

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $30
Online application fee: $30
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 84%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 78%

College Majors

Agriculture
& Related Sciences

Agricultural

Business B
Agricultural

Communications B
Agricultural

Economics B
Agricultural

Mechanization B
Agronomy/Crop

Science B
Animal
Sciences B
Food
Science B
Horticulture

Science B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

Women’s
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Fine/Studio

Arts B
Interior
Design B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Microbiology

B
Wildlife
Biology B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Accounting/Business

Management A
Business
– General B,C
Business
Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking

B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B
Mass
Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer
Programming – General A
Computer
Systems Analysis A
Computer/Information

Sciences – General B
Information

Sciences/Systems B

Education
Agricultural

Education B
Art
Teacher Education B
Elementary

Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Secondary

Education B

Engineering
Agricultural

Engineering B
Architectural

Engineering B
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Industrial

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Electrical

Engineering Technologies B
Engineering

Technology – General A,B
Engineering/Industrial

Management B
Industrial

Technology A

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B,C

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child
Development B
Clothing/Apparel/Textile

Studies B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – General B
Human
Development/Family Studies B,C
Human
Nutrition B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Foreign
Language & Literature –
General B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B
Communication

Disorders B
Medical
Dietetics B
Preveterinary

Medicine B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities

B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B
Statistics

B

Mechanic & Repair
Technologies

Aircraft
Mechanics A,B
Aircraft
Powerplant Technology C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Parks/Leisure

Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Physical
Sciences – General B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B,C
Political

Science/Government B,C
Social
Sciences – General B
Sociology

B

Transportation & Materials
Moving

Airline
– Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew A,B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.

Kansas State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (785) 532-6011
Website: www.k-state.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://apply.k-state.edu/app/open/ChooseTerm_open.action
Address: 919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 22,221
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 63%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 16,587 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,383
Out-of-state Tuition: $25,887
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,796

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Kansas State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Kansas State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 10986
Architecture and Related Services 151
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2567
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 911041
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 221
Education 11575
Engineering 6897
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1122
English Language and Literature/Letters 111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2441
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 2521
History 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 2222
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6231
Natural Resources and Conservation 12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 432
Psychology 222
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 212
Social Sciences 3654
Transportation and Materials Moving 212
Visual and Performing Arts 143
Grand total 644877442

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Kansas State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $10,383
Out-of-state $25,887
Books and supplies $866

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $11,069
Out-of-state $23,717

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,952 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,624 79% $6,796
Student loan aid 1,603 48% $6,583

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 11,432 62% $6,427
Federal student loans 8,523 46% $6,601

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Kansas State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Kansas State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,685 4,216 4,469
Percent admitted 100% 92% 95%
Percent admitted who enrolled 40% 41% 39%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Kansas State University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 22,221
Undergraduate enrollment 17,869
Graduate enrollment 4,352

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Kansas State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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