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

308 Undergraduate Degrees
469 Graduate Degrees
$33,082 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
94% Acceptance Rate

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Kansas State University Rankings

We have ranked K -State as #40 out of 545 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 8 schools in Kansas.

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
#20 Most Popular Online Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Most Popular Teaching Master’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
#3 Most Popular Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Multilingual Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards K -State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#17 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#36 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#45 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#81 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#255 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Kansas State University?

Location of 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
Website: www.k-state.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KState
Twitter: http://twitter.com/KState

How Do I Get Into K -State?

You can apply to K -State online at: https://apply.k-state.edu/app/open/ChooseTerm_open.action

Admission Requirements for K -State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
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
50% 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 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.

Can I Afford Kansas State University?

$33,082 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of K -State is $33,082. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At K -State, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,583 a year. That adds up to $26,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at K -State is 4.7%. 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

15,548 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,210 undergraduate students at K -State, with 15,548 being full-time and 1,662 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  K -State

There are also 4,509 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,548 full-time undergraduates at K -State, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  K -State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of K -State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 269
Black or African American 443
Hispanic or Latino 1,147
White 12,230
International Students 647
Other Races/Ethnicities 812

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

2,070 Took All Classes Online
5,634 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 13 bachelor’s degree and 26 master’s degree programs available online at K -State. In 2017-2018, 5,634 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.

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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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of K -State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kansas State University was -0.4%. This is the #1,574 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at K -State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of K -State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 44%
Educational Administration 29%
Elementary Education 6%
Multicultural Education 50%

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
Other Student Counseling & Personnel Services #5
Multicultural Education #9
Multilingual Education #19
Adult & Continuing Education #26
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #50
Teaching English or French #51
Teacher Development & Methodology #52
Student Counseling #52
Curriculum & Instruction #131
Curriculum & Instruction #131
Teacher Education Grade Specific #271

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 148 0 118 0 266
Secondary Education 104 8 0 0 112
Other Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 35 63 0 98
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 69 9 78
Adult & Continuing Education 0 2 62 2 66
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 33 7 40
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 24 9 33
Music Education 33 0 0 0 33
Agricultural Teacher Education 16 0 0 0 16
General Special Education 0 0 11 3 14
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 0 9 0 0 9
Art Education 6 0 0 0 6
Educational Evaluation & Research 0 2 0 0 2
Multicultural Education 0 2 0 0 2
General Education 1 0 0 0 1
Teacher Development & Methodology 0 1 0 0 1
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 308 59 380 30 777

References

*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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