Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University was established as the Auxiliary Manual Training Normal School in 1903. It was renamed the Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg in 1913 and Kansas State College of Pittsburg in 1959. It gained university status on April 21, 1977, and adopted its present name at that time. The campus covers an area of more than 220 acres in Pittsburg, Kansas. PSU offers several degrees and certificate programs and is made up of the following academic units:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • College of Education
  • College of Technology
  • Kelce College of Business

The athletics department of PSU fields a number of men's and women's sports teams, which compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and are the members of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

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Contacting Pitt State

Pittsburg State University
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg , KS 66762
General Phone: (620) 231-7000

Pitt State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching487educational administration, community college education, elementary/middle school admin, superintendency and administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, art education, ...
Business and Management242business, business management, accounting, finance, human resources development, international business, marketing
Engineering Technician126electronics tech, plastics engineering tech, manufacturing tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, engineering technician
Nursing and Emergency Medicine97registered nursing, nursing science
Liberal Arts92French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, economics, geography, political science, sociology, ...
Media67communication studies, printing management
Family and Social Work62family and consumer science, social work
Therapy and Counseling59psychology, school psychology
Science57biology, chemistry, physics
Real Estate and Construction Management52construction management
Design39graphic design
Mechanics and Repair30electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21parks and recreation studies
Engineering21engineering management
Security and Law Enforcement15criminal justice and safety
Art Studies13art studies
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science, systems analyst
Music7music performance
Medical Support and Technology5clinical lab tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,05857
Master's degree41122
Post-master's certificate106
Associate's degree183
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years122

Pitt State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pitt State had a total enrollment of 7,087 students (6,655 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 74%
Graduate 26%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 23%
20-21 28%
22-24 21%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Pitt State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 57 %

Pitt State Room and Board (2007)

Pitt State offers campus housing for 1,027 of its 6,655 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pitt State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pitt State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,322
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,576
Room and board $ 5,394
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,100

Financial Aid:
Pitt State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 192600)

Pitt State Faculty

Pitt State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3628
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3037

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year15$101,3567$81,101
Associate professorcalendar year8$92,9613$88,079
Assistant professorcalendar year2*4$49,606
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year25$95,84315$75,246

*: 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 year58$77,34523$72,236
Associate professoracademic year32$57,30225$56,234
Assistant professoracademic year35$53,55125$51,850
Instructoracademic year36$42,97738$44,263
All faculty totalacademic year161$60,504111$54,464

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

Pitt State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Track Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports23032

Pitt State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Community College Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering/Industrial Management

Engineering Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Printing Management

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

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Pitt State Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Pitt State Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Pitt State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%Pitt State % of degrees in engineering technician
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Pitt State Number of students
% of degrees in real estate and construction management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Pitt State % of degrees in real estate and construction management
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Pitt State % of degrees in education and teaching
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Pitt State Male % of student body
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Pitt State % of accepted students who choose to enroll

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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