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IPEDS ID: 155399
OPE ID: 00192800
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Kansas State University
Anderson Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
General information:  (785) 532-6011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  24,766 (20,327 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,404238
Research and public service32328
Total graduate assistants-1,444
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,100$1,100$1,100$1,1000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,198$7,450$7,760$8,0603.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,954$7,198$7,450$7,7864.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$19,629$20,399$20,988$22,3066.3%
Off Campus$19,385$20,147$20,658$22,0326.7%
Off Campus with Family$13,029$13,569$13,868$14,9167.6%
On Campus$31,095$32,498$32,902$35,8969.1%
Off Campus$30,851$32,246$32,572$35,6229.4%
Off Campus with Family$24,495$25,668$25,782$28,50610.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$8,822
In-state fees$811
Out-of-state tuition$19,910
Out-of-state fees$811
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,16684%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,71572%$14,363,795$5,291
Federal grants86423%$3,474,283$4,021
Pell grants86223%$3,352,181$3,889
Other federal grants1414%$122,102$866
State/local government grant or scholarships63617%$833,366$1,310
Institutional grants or scholarships2,43265%$10,056,146$4,135
Student loan aid1,87050%$11,912,419$6,370
Federal student loans1,85649%$10,389,762$5,598
Other student loans1404%$1,522,657$10,876
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,49157%$59,599,053$5,187
Pell grants4,93524%$19,117,774$3,874
Federal student loans9,92849%$66,212,546$6,669
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,639$15,414$15,784
  • Note: The Net Price calculated here is specific to first-time, undergraduates paying in-state tuition rates. Consequently, the Net Price associated with out-of-state students and/or undergraduates attending beyond their first year is likely to differ. For
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$12,087$13,078$12,904
$30,001 – $48,000$12,218$13,084$13,661
$48,001 – $75,000$14,738$15,255$15,776
$75,001 – $110,000$16,944$17,405$18,032
$110,001 and more$17,894$18,358$18,730
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment24,766
Undergraduate enrollment20,327
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,474
Graduate enrollment4,439
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 78%
Out-of-state: 18%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 56%
Part-time: 44%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 27%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants9,6144,5885,026
Percent admitted95%94%96%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%42%40%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 83%
Part-time students: 54%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 66 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 59%
Transfer-out rate: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 58%
8-year: 61%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 28%
6-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 55%
Female: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 52%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 24%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 63%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 43%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 59%
Non-resident alien: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural and Food Products Processing-40----
Agricultural Business and Management, General-6521---
Agricultural Communication/Journalism-13----
Agricultural Economics-32123--
Agricultural Mechanization, General-17----
Agricultural Public Services, Other--3d---
Agronomy and Crop Science-3999--
Animal Sciences, General-173855-
Food Science-4235d00d0d
Food Science and Technology, Other-----7d
Food Technology and Processing--72--
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management----8-
Horticultural Science-3162-0d
Livestock Management----0-
Range Science and Management-----1d
Category total-452101d2113d8d
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning--12---
Environmental Design/Architecture---1--
Interior Architecture--31---
Landscape Architecture--26d---
Category total-1143d1--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies-4----
Women's Studies-5---7
Category total-9---7
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-7067--
Genetics, General--01--
Microbiology, General-14-3--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology---10--
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology--42--
Wildlife Biology-18----
Category total-1171927-2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management16-----
Business Administration and Management, General-12132d---
Business/Commerce, General-21---5
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-23----
Finance, General-124--14-
Financial Planning and Services-60d---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-574---
International Business/Trade/Commerce----10-
Management Information Systems, General-31----
Management Science-----0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-142----
Organizational Behavior Studies----0-
Organizational Leadership-----0
Project Management-30----
Selling Skills and Sales Operations----5-
Category total1665475d-295
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-337---
Category total-14817---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-35174--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--6---
Information Science/Studies-7----
Category total-42234--
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-----0
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--80d6-0d
Agricultural Teacher Education-9----
Art Teacher Education-5----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--450--
Curriculum and Instruction--34d5--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism-----0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--13d5--
Elementary Education and Teaching-160----
Music Teacher Education-18----
Secondary Education and Teaching-95---9
Special Education and Teaching, General--60--
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other--95d--62d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-----0d
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-----0d
Category total-287273d16-71d
Agricultural Engineering-1873-1d
Architectural Engineering-615---
Chemical Engineering-451d4-0
Civil Engineering, General-4814d4--
Computer Engineering, General-24---0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-5422d5--
Engineering, General----0-
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering-----0
Industrial Engineering-3884--
Mechanical Engineering-14113d1--
Nuclear Engineering--1d1--
Operations Research--13d---
Transportation and Highway Engineering-----1d
Category total-42984d2202d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician-60----
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other--1---
Engineering Technology, General2214----
Engineering/Industrial Management--5d---
Industrial Technology/Technician1-----
Category total23746d---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-3029--2
Category total-3029--2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General-519d---
Child Development-17----
Family and Community Services--0d---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-6-17--
Family Resource Management Studies, General-----19d
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General--4d---
Human Development and Family Studies, General-17748d--1d
Human Nutrition-5152--
Category total-30266d19-20d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-2512---
Category total-2512---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-22----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-3----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-31----
Pre-Veterinary Studies-17----
Public Health, General--25--5
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-----2d
Veterinary Medicine---108--
Veterinary Physiology---6--
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General--12---
Category total-15037114-7d
History, General-3933d--
Category total-3933d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-9----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies----5d-
Category total-9--5d-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-----4
Mathematics, General-2682--
Statistics, General-374-14d
Category total-29156-18d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician----3-
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician310--13-
Category total310--16-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution----19d8d
Natural Sciences-61----
Sustainability Studies----3d-
Category total-6113d-22d9d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-----0
Natural Resources Management and Policy-24----
Category total-24---0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-12315---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-29----
Category total-15215---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-4----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-12212--
Geology/Earth Science, General-148---
Physical Sciences-2----
Physics, General-6310--
Category total-341322--
Psychology, General-102123--
Category total-102123--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--7--2d
Social Work-45----
Category total-457--2d
Social Sciences
Economics, General-47114--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography----74
International Relations and Affairs--12d1d--
Political Science and Government, General-614--0
Social Sciences, General-124----
Category total-35534d16d74
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General-18----
Air Traffic Controller----1-
Air Transportation, Other----5-
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew212----
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations----1-
Category total230--7-
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-177---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-743---
Interior Design-34----
Music, General-924---
Category total-13434---
Grand total443,7481,03127499157
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 858
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 168
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 143
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 85
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $17,639
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,030
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,246
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,682
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined9286
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1916 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1971 -  Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1980 -  Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels1/31/2003 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs1/20/1987 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs1/2/1990 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1973 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/5/2008 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health(!)6/14/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)4/1/1999 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1953 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1984 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations172714
Liquor law violations1014874
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations122211
Liquor law violations21176
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter001
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible715
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault234
Motor vehicle theft241
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible712
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault122
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate5.3%7.9%6.9%
Number in default254348303
Number in repayment4,7704,3794,364
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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