• Address: 919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506

  • Phone Number: (785) 532-6011

  • Website: www.k-state.edu


About

Kansas State University is a public institution founded in 1863, and the main aim of the university is to provide excellent teaching and research facilities to develop highly skilled and educated students for the well being of Kansas state and the international community and it is one of the best colleges in Kansas. Since its foundation, the university has evolved into a modern university of higher education, committed to providing quality programs, and responsive to a rapidly changing world, and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society.

The university is committed to providing all the students with opportunities for developing their skills and knowledge. The university also provides a high percentage of job placements rate.

  • KSU is officially accredited and is nationally recognized by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  • The acceptance rate of the university is 94% with the graduation rate of the university is 63%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 18:1 with a total population of 23,779.


Online

 The university provides plenty of online programs across 16 disciplines. The university provides one of the best online programs in Engineering. The university makes a lot of efforts to make online courses as flexible as the traditional way of learning. The online programs can be accessed at any time from anywhere. 

KSU online page allows you to access the personalized online resources of the university. It is useful in accessing the e-library, tracking attendance and checking the grades.

The learning management system of the university is an application developed to implement online programs. This enables access to many online features like forum discussion and assignment submissions. The community of people with similar interested is created to get assistance regarding academics.


Reviews

Some of the student reviews on the university are given below.

  • Faculties are eager to give and receive knowledge every day. Diverse people are enrolled at the university from all around the globe and the university has a fun-filled environment. 

  • There are plenty of courses offered by the university. Students can earn a well-respected degree from here. The workload is average.

  • The school puts great efforts in the community building and finding jobs. The programs offered are top-ranked and career progression is an important topic in the university. Special programs are conducted for the students to interact with the alumni.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Manhattan, Kansas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001928

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

ACEND

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: www.k-state.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

The university has an office called 'student life', which strives to support the students by providing various kinds of assistance. The community consists of diverse people with the fun-filled environment.

The university gives many opportunities to stay in shape or play a new sport. It participates in tournaments with the teams from other universities on non-varsity club teams. Kstate athletics include Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Golf, Rowing, Soccer and so on.

The university consists of three different communities named Derby Community, Kramer Community, and Strong Community. Each community has different resident halls. The halls are connected to student success center and a dining center.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 85 % Part Time: 39 %
Total Population 23,779
Student Population Full Time: 20,156 Part Time: 3,623
Gender Division Male: 51 % Female: 49 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 61 %

The College Monk

Female: 65 %

Total Graduation Rate: 63 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Kansas State University offers 68 online programs across 16 Majors

Business Management

Offering 6 programs accross 2 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Engineering

Offering 10 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 19 programs accross 3 degrees

Applied Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 9 programs accross 3 degrees

Animal Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Sociology

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

History

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Accounting

Offering 5 programs accross 4 degrees

Agriculture

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Kansas State University Acceptance Rate is 94%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $40
Graduate Application Fee $75

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 9,213
Total Applicants Admitted 8,667
Applicants Enrolled 3,581
Full time Applicants Enrolled 3,531
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 50
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Around 70% of the students are benefited by one or the other kind of financial aid. The university requires the students to fill the FAFSA form in order to know the eligibility and requirement for financial aid. The federal school code of the university is 001928.

Some of the Federal-Aid provided by the university includes Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized loan, Federal Work-Study, and Pell Grant.

The State Aid includes Kansas Comprehensive Grant, Carolina Honors Scholarships, and the North Carolina Writing Scholarship.

The Institutional Aid covered by the university includes Kansas Comprehensive Grant, Kansas Comprehensive Grant, Robert F. Sykes Scholarship.

The Military Aid includes the Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Tuition Assistance Program.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,006 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,003 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,003 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $1,003 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,445 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,445 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $13,250 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Kansas Comprehensive Grant $1,430 Residents Of Kansas. Demonstrate financial need. April 1st, 2019

Data Source: www.k-state.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Freshman Wildcat Grant Varies Merit-based. Demonstrate financial need Varies
Eisenhower Grant Varies Undergraduate. Demonstrate financial need. Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per academic term. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
College of Arts and Sciences Global campus Scholarship $1,000 3.0 GPA or higher. FAFSA Financial need demonstration September 15th, 2018
Allen County Community Foundation Scholarship $1,000 Minimum 3.0 GPA in current or previous college coursework. A resident of the Community Foundation service area. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the term for which the scholarship is received. April 1st, 2019
Flint Hills Veterans Coalition Scholarship $1,000 Any U. S. military currently serving or honorably discharged veteran. In good standing with Kansas State University Must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours for award term. November 2nd, 2018
Colorado Women’s Education Foundation Scholarship $3,250 A U.S. citizen. At least 25 years of age at the time of application. A resident of Colorado for at least 12 months prior to the application deadline. May 31st, 2019
Robert F. Sykes Scholarship Varies Completed and submitted the Kansas State University General Scholarship Form. Maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher. Admitted as a graduate student to the civil engineering distance education master's degree program. April 1st, 2019

Data Source: www.k-state.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Montgomery GI Bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $9,936 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate student. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,816 Members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Graduate student. Varies
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition. Dependent of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Varies
Military Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
National Military Family Association $1,000 Registered with NMFA. Degree-seeking students admitted to a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral program. September 15th, 2018
Combined Scholarship Fund of Greater Fort Riley Varies Applicants must be a family member of an active duty, retired, or deceased military member, of the greater Fort Riley Community. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, a currently enrolled college/vocational student, or a spouse pursuing an undergraduate college/vocational degree. March 9th, 2019
Flint Hills Veterans Coalition Scholarship $1,000 Honorably Discharged from the military. Academic Achievement. October 15th, 2018

Data Source: www.k-state.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $13,258
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,118
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,189
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,642
Over $110,000 $19,378

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 23% $3,994
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 76% $6,290
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 21% $4,233
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 71% $5,192
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 49% $6,481
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 48% $5,497
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 16,431
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 916 $9,544
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 790 $10,062
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 126 $6,298

Data Source: www.k-state.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

In 1926, the construction of Farrell Library began. It was the university's first building to house only the library collection. At present, the university has 7 libraries in different locations. Some of the libraries include Weigel Library, Math/Physics Library, Polytechnic Library, and Veterinary Medical Library and so on.

It has plenty of services including research assistance, technology support, and interactive workshops. The library staffs have been appreciated for their helping nature and commitment at work. The e-library has plenty of online resources and provides chat assistance 24/7 to solve any issue of the student.

Rankings

Some of the rankings achieved by the university according to the source U.S.News given below.

  • It ranks 147th on the list of 'National Universities'.

  • It ranks 129th in 'High School Counselor Rankings'

  • The university ranks 22 in 'Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs', 33 in 'Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs', 36 in 'Best Online MBA Programs', 43 in 'Best Online Graduate Education Programs' and 94 in 'Best Online Bachelor's Programs'

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