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Kansas Colleges Summary

Kansas may be famous for its farming, but the state grows more than crops; it cultivates higher education through a system of public and private colleges. The state's public postsecondary system includes 19 community colleges and 6 technical colleges, as well as 7 public universities in the Kansas State University system. The University of Kansas (KU) is a large public university with academic programs that consistently earn high rankings. KU is well known for its degree programs in special education, social welfare, speech-language pathology, rural medicine, clinical child psychology, nursing, occupational therapy and city management.

Students will also find about 34 private colleges and universities in Kansas. One of the most notable is Benedictine College, a private Catholic, co-ed school that was named one of the best regional colleges in the Midwest 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.

Additionally, Kansas is home to dozens of private trade and technical schools where students can prepare for careers in health care, technology, trades, and culinary arts and other fields.

Online Education Opportunities in Kansas

Kansas participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which sets national standards for distance education, making it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in other states.

Kansas Education Initiatives

The Get Ahead in Kansas initiative is designed to streamline the path for adults with some college education to complete their degrees in Kansas colleges. Also active in Kansas are postsecondary initiatives in engineering, nursing, and teacher education.

For more information on the Kansas Board of Regents, see https://www.kansasregents.org/

Sources:

  • Kansas Board of Regents, see https://www.kansasregents.org/
  • The University of Kansas, Accessed March 2018, https://www.ku.edu/about/
  • Benedictine College, Accessed March 2018, https://www.benedictine.edu/about/heritage/index
  • Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report, Accessed March 2018, https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/benedictine-college-10256

Education Institutes in Kansas
Total Number of Educational Institutes
91
Total Enrollment in all institutes
216,769
Number of Public Educational Institutes
34
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
31
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
26
Graduation Rate
14.87%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
7,562
On Campus and Online Programs in Kansas
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
3
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
8
Number of Institutes Offering both
80
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Colleges and Universities in Kansas
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Allen County Community CollegeIola2,379At least 2 but less than 4 years1,80080
Baker UniversityBaldwin City2,726Four or more years27,60052
Barton County Community CollegeGreat Bend4,352At least 2 but less than 4 years2,304113
Benedictine CollegeAtchison2,312Four or more years26,73051
Butler Community CollegeEl Dorado9,190At least 2 but less than 4 years2,340103
Central Baptist Theological SeminaryShawneeN/AFour or more years8,6404
Central Christian College of KansasMcPherson1,013Four or more years16,00036
Cloud County Community CollegeConcordia2,038At least 2 but less than 4 years2,22038
Coffeyville Community CollegeCoffeyville1,703At least 2 but less than 4 years1,12037
Colby Community CollegeColby1,227At least 2 but less than 4 years2,10029
Cowley County Community CollegeArkansas City2,939At least 2 but less than 4 years2,01533
Dodge City Community CollegeDodge City1,804At least 2 but less than 4 years1,41087
Donnelly CollegeKansas City389Four or more years7,8756
Emporia State UniversityEmporia5,887Four or more years4,89377
Flint Hills Technical CollegeEmporia1,020At least 2 but less than 4 years4,35235