Kansas State University

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Out-of-State Tuition
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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.


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.


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
[email protected]
Contact: Larry Moeder
Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Assistance and Admissions
Main Address
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-6250
Total undergrads: 18,491
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,761
Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,114
Graduate enrollment: 4,590

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
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
AgriculturalBusiness B
AgriculturalCommunications B
AgriculturalEconomics B
AgriculturalMechanization B
Agronomy/CropScience B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
HorticultureScience B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Drama/TheaterArts B
Fine/StudioArts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B
Wildlife Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting/BusinessManagement A
Business – General B,C
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

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

AgriculturalEducation B
Art Teacher Education B
ElementaryEducation B
Family/ConsumerSciences – Education B
Music Teacher Education B
SecondaryEducation B

AgriculturalEngineering B
ArchitecturalEngineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/CommunicationsEngineering B
IndustrialEngineering B
MechanicalEngineering B

Engineering Technologies
ElectricalEngineering Technologies B
EngineeringTechnology – General A,B
Engineering/IndustrialManagement B
IndustrialTechnology A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B,C

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Development B
Clothing/Apparel/TextileStudies B
Family/ConsumerSciences – 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
CommunicationDisorders B
Medical Dietetics B
PreveterinaryMedicine B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Mathematics– General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Mechanics A,B
Aircraft Powerplant Technology C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Parks/LeisureFacilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Physical Sciences
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology– General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
PoliticalScience/Government B,C
Social Sciences – General 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.

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