Pittsburg State University

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General Information

Admission Office

1701 South Broadway

Pittsburg, KS 66762

(620) 235-4251

(800) 854-7488

Fax: (620) 235-6003

Contact: Melinda Roelfs

Director of Admission
Main Address

1701 South Broadway

Pittsburg, KS 66762

(620) 231-7000


Total undergrads: 5,863

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 909

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,694

Graduate enrollment: 1,264


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Jewelry design B
Music – General Performance B
Painting B
Theater B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Environmental management B
Field biology B
Natural history B
Plant Physiology B
Plant ecology B
Plant molecular biology B
Plant taxonomy B
Pre-fisheries & wildlife B
Pre-forestry B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Construction Management B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
News editorial B
Photojournalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies

Graphic communications management B
Graphics and imaging technologies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information assurance and computer security B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Communication education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
French Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physical science education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Psychology Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Manufacturing Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B
Plastics B
Technology management B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B
Family and individual management B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Pre-optometry B
Pre-physical therapy B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Recreational Therapy B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B


Mathematics – General B
Pre-civil engineering B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,B,C
Automotive manufacturing management B
Automotive service management B
Automotive training B
Diesel Mechanics B
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Community, corporate and hospital wellness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Environmental chemistry B
Physics B
Polymer Chemistry B

Precision Production Trades

Wood technology A,B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Geography B
International Relations B
Justice studies B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology 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.

Pittsburg State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (620) 231-7000
Website: www.pittstate.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: admission.pittstate.edu/apply.html
Address: 1701 S Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,645
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 47%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,524 (53% 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: $7,338
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,682
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,545

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

Pittsburg State University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 263
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 9138
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1102
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 21
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 111
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Physical Sciences 33
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 14
Visual and Performing Arts 131
Grand total 1635824

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Pittsburg 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 2019-2020
In-state $7,338
Out-of-state $18,682
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,322
Out-of-state $19,154

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 897 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 752 79% $4,545
Student loan aid 581 61% $5,855

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,566 66% $5,177
Federal student loans 2,925 54% $5,926

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,822 861 961
Percent admitted 100% 95% 96%
Percent admitted who enrolled 48% 51% 46%

Admissions Considerations

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

Pittsburg State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,645
Undergraduate enrollment 5,181
Graduate enrollment 1,464

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

Pittsburg State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • 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 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

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