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Kansas State University is a public institution located in Manhattan, Kansas. The location of K -State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$33,382 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
94% Acceptance Rate

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Kansas State University Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, K -State is ranked #227 out of 1,358 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. K -State also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Kansas ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

K -State has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#89 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at K -State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Multilingual Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#124 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Kansas State University?


Contact details for K -State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-6011

How Do I Get Into K -State?

You can apply to K -State online at:

Admission Requirements for K -State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into K -State?

94% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
K -State has the high acceptance rate of 94%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Can I Afford Kansas State University?

$33,382 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of K -State is $33,382. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At K -State, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $6,849 a year. That adds up to $27,396 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at K -State is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Kansas State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,497 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,257 undergraduate students at K -State, with 14,497 being full-time and 1,760 being part-time.


There are also 4,597 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,497 full-time undergraduates at K -State, 52% are male and 48% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kansas State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 250
Black or African American 379
Hispanic or Latino 1,070
White 11,594
International Students 413
Other Races/Ethnicities 791

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Kansas State University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 108 countries are represented at K -State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at Kansas State University

2,979 Took All Classes Online
13,737 Took At Least One Class Online
11.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 17 bachelor’s degree and 30 master’s degree programs available online at K -State. In 2019-2020, 13,737 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at K -State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of K -State

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Kansas State University was $9,350 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $23,429. The following table shows how K -State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Student Counseling & Personnel Services #4 #4
Agricultural Teacher Education #4 #4
Music Education #13 #22
General Education #15 #29
General Education #15 #29
Adult & Continuing Education #45 #55
Student Counseling #46 #70

Online Growth Rankings of K -State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kansas State University was 11.5%. This is the #965 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at K -State regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at K -State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at K -State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Educational Evaluation & Research #1
Other Student Counseling & Personnel Services #7
Multicultural Education #10
Adult & Continuing Education Administration #13
Bilingual & Multilingual Education #19
Educational Assessment #26
Multilingual Education #34
Adult & Continuing Education #42
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #61
Student Counseling #91
Teacher Development & Methodology #93
General Education #117
General Education #117
Elementary Education #132
General Special Education #166
Curriculum & Instruction #186
Curriculum & Instruction #186
Special Education #270
General Educational Leadership & Administration #283
Educational Administration #378
Teacher Education Grade Specific #446

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Kansas State University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Curriculum & Instruction 0
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Educational Evaluation & Research 0
General Education 0
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0
Multicultural Education 0
General Special Education 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Other Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0
Agricultural Teacher Education 0
Art Education 0
Music Education 0
Adult & Continuing Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teacher Development & Methodology 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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