Kansas State University

Kansas State University

Kansas State University is situated in Manhattan, Kansas, and has a present enrollment of more than 23,000 students. The main campus, set on nearly 668 acres of land, was established in 1863. It offers a wide variety of courses and programs to its students. A branch campus of the university is located in Salinas, Kansas.

The sports teams of the university are known as Wildcats, and the university sports include volleyball, horseback riding, rowing, tennis, golf, baseball, cross country, basketball and football. David Hall, Dean of Northeastern University School of Law; Ernest Fox Nichols, Physicist; Jim Rayburn, Founder of Young Life; Thane Baker, winner of four Olympic medals; and Philip Fox, Astronomer, are notable graduates of this university.

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Kansas State University
Anderson Hall
Manhattan , KS 66506
General Phone: (785) 532-6250

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Kansas State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management644business, business management, accounting, accounting and management, finance, marketing, marketing studies
Education and Teaching548curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, agricultural teaching, art education, ...
Liberal Arts492women's studies, foreign language and literature, English, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, anthropology, economics, geography, ...
Engineering449bioengineering, architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, industrial engineering, operations research, ...
Family and Social Work324family and consumer science, consumer science communication, human nutrition, family studies, child development, public administration, social work
Science266biology, biochemistry, plant pathology, microbiology, entomology, wildlife biology, genetics, pathology, natural sciences, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy226parks and recreation management, exercise science, athletic trainer, rehabilitation, dietitian
Agricultural Science and Management207agricultural management, agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, food processing, agricultural journalism, food science
Media177communication studies, journalism
Animal Science and Care165animal science
Medicine149gerontology, pre-veterinary, public health, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences, veterinary physiology
Therapy and Counseling138psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders
Architecture and Planning118architecture, urban planning, interior architecture, landscape architecture
Engineering Technician105engineering technology, electronics tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering102computer and info science, computer programming, information science, systems analyst, computer networking, computer engineering
Landscaping and Horticulture97agronomy, horticultural science
Fine Arts77fine arts
Construction Trades67apparel and textiles
Hospitality62hospitality management
Transportation43commercial pilot and flight crew
Design30interior design
Mathematics29mathematics, statistics
Mechanics and Repair21aircraft maintenance
Drama and Performing Arts14drama
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy
Medical Support and Technology2clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management1land use planning

Number of programs and degrees for Kansas State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,45091
Master's degree80366
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship15339
Associate's degree639
Doctor's degree - professional practice1121

Kansas State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kansas State had a total enrollment of 23,332 students (19,778 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 48%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 26%
20-21 31%
22-24 21%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Kansas State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 71 %

Kansas State Room and Board (2007)

Kansas State offers campus housing for 4,102 of its 19,778 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Manhattan, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Kansas State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490630
SAT Math510650
SAT Writing470610
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT9%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

Kansas State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,627
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,932
Room and board $ 6,448
Books and supplies $ 1,160
Other expenses $ 3,477

Financial Aid:
Kansas State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 192800)

Kansas State Faculty

Kansas State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track181115
Non-tenured and not on tenure track125162

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year66$124,76115$114,101
Associate professorcalendar year29$95,89315$94,326
Assistant professorcalendar year21$81,01222$84,693
Instructorcalendar year9$59,92922$53,029
All faculty totalcalendar year125$106,04674$83,193

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year180$97,05829$85,396
Associate professoracademic year136$75,10678$67,657
Assistant professoracademic year142$61,18194$57,055
Instructoracademic year47$46,06381$40,086
All faculty totalacademic year505$76,312282$58,028

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Kansas State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Twelve Conference
Basketball Big Twelve Conference
Baseball Big Twelve Conference
Track Big Twelve Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports8170178

Kansas State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Interior Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Land Use Planning and Management/Development

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Architectural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Pre-Veterinary Studies
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Physiology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Natural Sciences
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Wildlife Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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