Colleges in Kansas: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Kansas Colleges Summary

Kansas has approximately 85 colleges and adult education institutions, and almost 200,000 people enrolled in those schools. Although more than half of the U.S. states have more colleges and enrollees, it's a fairly high percentage of the Kansas population that attends the school (they rank 9th in the country for this metric at just a bit over 7.3%).

The SAT scores required for attending colleges in Kansas that require them is not that demanding as Kansas is only one of 3 states in the country where the average SAT score is under 465. However, there are selective schools in the state, such as Wichita State University, which is also only one of four colleges with more than 10,000 students. The others are the University of Kansas (with more than 25,000 students, Kansas State University, and Johnson County Community College.

In fact, in 2005 there were 15 community colleges in Kansas. Also, of note is the large number of smaller schools with 10 to 12 having fewer than 100 students. Many of these are personal care schools, including hair styling and cosmetology schools, with more than a dozen personal care schools active in the state.

The contact information for the Kansas Department of Education is:

Kansas Department of Education
120 South East 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182

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Colleges and Universities in Kansas

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Academy of Hair Design Salina Salina 49   Yes
AIB International Manhattan 44   No
Allen County Community College Iola 2,773 246 Yes
Barclay College Haviland 129 120 No M: 200-800
W: 500-800
Barton County Community College Great Bend 3,900 292 Yes
Benedictine College Atchison 1,829 1,073 No
Bethany College Lindsborg 537 388 No V: 370-500
M: 420-560
W: 360-480
Bethel College North Newton North Newton 541 450 No V: 450-540
M: 440-560
BMSI Institute Overland Park 14   No
Butler Community College El Dorado 8,096 377 Yes
Central Baptist Theological Seminary Shawnee 102   No
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville 1,572 583 Yes
Colby Community College Colby 1,537 385 Yes
Cowley County Community College Arkansas City 4,469 434 Yes
Crums Beauty College Manhattan 98   Yes
Cutting Edge Hairstyling Academy Kansas City 145   No
Dodge City Community College Dodge City 1,812 262 Yes
Donnelly College Kansas City 572 27 Yes
Emporia State University Emporia 6,354 1,135 No
Flint Hills Technical College Emporia 481   Yes
Fort Hays State University Hays 9,588 1,246 No
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott 1,696 212 Yes
Garden City Community College Garden City 1,996 304 Yes
Haskell Indian Nations University Lawrence 894 804 No
Hays Academy of Hair Design Hays 56   Yes
Hesston College Hesston 432 420 Yes
Highland Community College Highland Highland 2,810 405 Yes
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 4,570 450 Yes
Independence Community College Independence 1,143 260 Yes
Johnson County Community College Overland Park 18,897   Yes
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City 5,801   Yes
Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center Kansas City 582   Yes
Kansas State University Manhattan 23,332 4,102 No V: 490-630
M: 510-650
W: 470-610
Kansas Wesleyan University Salina 864 590 No V: 450-540
M: 450-550
La Baron Hairdressing Academy Overland Park Overland Park 39   Yes
Labette Community College Parsons 1,349   Yes
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan 451   Yes
Manhattan Christian College Manhattan 388 169 Yes
McPherson College McPherson 544 430 No V: 450-570
M: 420-560
MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe 1,720 699 No V: 450-600
M: 460-590
Neosho County Community College Chanute 2,130 260 Yes
Newman University Wichita 2,166 432 No V: 400-550
M: 390-560
W: 380-540
North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit 522 128 Yes
Northeast Kansas Technical Center Atchison 364   Yes
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland 252 76 Yes
Old Town Barber and Beauty College Wichita 54   Yes
Pittsburg State University Pittsburg 7,087 1,027 No
Pratt Community College Pratt 1,538 282 Yes
Regency Beauty Institute Olathe Olathe 83   No
Regency Beauty Institute Topeka Topeka 16   No
Salina Area Technical College Salina 282   Yes
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Liberal 1,656 240 Yes
Sidneys Hair Dressing College Hutchinson 44   Yes
Sterling College Sterling 603 535 No V: 430-530
M: 440-590
W: 420-510
Tabor College Hillsboro 574 495 No
University of Kansas Lawrence 28,569 5,257 No
University of Saint Mary Leavenworth 882 325 No V: 420-500
M: 420-510
Vernons Kansas School of Cosmetology Central Wichita 53   Yes
Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka 563   No
Washburn University Topeka 6,901 674 No
Wichita Area Technical College Wichita 924   Yes
Wichita State University Wichita 14,226 1,266 No V: 470-620
M: 495-650
Wright Career College Overland Park 785   Yes
Xenon International Academy Olathe Olathe 116   Yes
Xenon International Academy Wichita Wichita 128   Yes
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