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IPEDS ID: 155317
OPE ID: 00194800
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University of Kansas
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, Kansas 66045
General information:  (785) 864-2700
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
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:  26,968 (19,217 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very 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, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student 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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2,970694
Research and public service904248
Total graduate assistants-2,010
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$800$850$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,070$7,436$8,186$7,702-5.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,070$7,436$8,186$8,8528.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,829$21,802$22,262$22,2770.1%
Off Campus$20,829$21,802$22,262$23,4275.2%
Off Campus with Family$13,759$14,366$14,076$14,5753.5%
On Campus$33,634$35,188$36,332$37,0432.0%
Off Campus$33,634$35,188$36,332$38,1935.1%
Off Campus with Family$26,564$27,752$28,146$29,3414.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$8,308
In-state fees$882
Out-of-state tuition$19,434
Out-of-state fees$882
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid12,88979%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,30663%$15,523,521$6,732
Federal grants80022%$3,298,122$4,123
Pell grants79122%$3,099,970$3,919
Other federal grants2748%$198,152$723
State/local government grant or scholarships46413%$464,621$1,001
Institutional grants or scholarships1,96154%$11,760,778$5,997
Student loan aid1,73247%$11,559,276$6,674
Federal student loans1,70347%$9,323,415$5,475
Other student loans2557%$2,235,861$8,768
  • 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 aid19,72551%$62,178,015$6,394
Pell grants4,24822%$16,662,889$3,923
Federal student loans8,68845%$60,059,007$6,913
  • 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$14,768$16,326$16,923
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$10,906$12,964$13,943
$30,001 – $48,000$12,751$15,089$15,183
$48,001 – $75,000$15,762$18,475$17,615
$75,001 – $110,000$17,908$19,303$19,931
$110,001 and more$19,319$20,141$20,773
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment26,968
Undergraduate enrollment19,217
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,421
Graduate enrollment7,751
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 4%
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: 68%
Out-of-state: 28%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants12,3895,8026,587
Percent admitted92%91%94%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%34%32%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
ACT Composite2228
ACT English2128
ACT Math2228
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: 80%
Part-time students: 76%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 62%
Transfer-out rate: 32%
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:
4-year: 32%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 59%
Female: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 39%
Asian: 62%
Black or African American: 47%
Hispanic/Latino: 49%
White: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 66%
Non-resident alien: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General23----
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-12---
Category total231130--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies122---
American Indian/Native American Studies-7---
American/United States Studies/Civilization1842--
European Studies/Civilization0----
Latin American Studies62---
Russian Studies02---
Women's Studies7----
Category total43172--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-13--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General134----
Cell Biology and Anatomy-04--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-25--
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-09--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-13--
Microbiology, General2402--
Molecular Biology125---
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-13--
Pharmacology and Toxicology-04--
Physiology, General--10--
Category total2101751--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General43111---
Business/Commerce, General87338--
Construction Management-1---
Finance, General142----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management20----
Management Information Systems, General39----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General58----
Category total5562408--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric14878--
Category total390348--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General31128--
Information Technology-6---
Category total31188--
Art Teacher Education92---
Curriculum and Instruction-9716--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching10----
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-5---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--31--
Educational/Instructional Technology-8---
Elementary Education and Teaching54----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-26---
Music Teacher Education2173--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching19203--
Secondary Education and Teaching42----
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-1---
Special Education and Teaching, General-61d12--
Category total155227d65--
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering1753--
Architectural Engineering285---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-63--
Chemical Engineering521---
Civil Engineering, General57252--
Computer Engineering, General164---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3481--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics7----
Engineering Science-5---
Engineering, Other--5--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-12--
Mechanical Engineering76114--
Petroleum Engineering203---
Category total3077420--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-38---
Category total-38---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-2---
English Language and Literature, General139134--
Category total139154--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General56---
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General181---
French Language and Literature1973--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General132--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General550--
Spanish Language and Literature5352--
Category total1263217--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer8----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist15----
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy-3---
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other-01--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General51----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling49----
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician---5-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator17----
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-18---
Medical Informatics-1---
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-43--
Music Therapy/Therapist112---
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist---3-
Nurse Anesthetist-21---
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery----2
Nursing Education----5d
Nursing Practice--12--
Nursing Science-77d6d--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist35291--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-12d5--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--44--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing----0
Public Health, General-29---
Public Health, Other-8---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse126d----
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--1--
Rehabilitation Science--2--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist18d----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-271--
Category total676d231d349d87d
History, General821010--
Category total821010--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--7--
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-1---
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-2---
Category total-3179--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies4----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies108----
Category total112----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General51197--
Category total51197--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization4----
Behavioral Sciences8664--
Human Biology70----
International/Global Studies1932---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--1--
Museology/Museum Studies-11---
Nutrition Sciences-21d1--
Category total17970d6--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies47----
Category total47----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General127----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1----
Category total128----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies124---
Category total3372--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General122---
Chemistry, General29317--
Geology/Earth Science, General12169--
Physics, General10612--
Category total672738--
Clinical Child Psychology-36--
Counseling Psychology-2010--
Developmental and Child Psychology9----
Educational Psychology-35--
Psychology, General195127--
School Psychology-91--
Category total2044729--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration15345--
Social Work851765--
Category total10021010--
Social Sciences
Economics, General1011210--
Political Science and Government, General10477--
Category total3114028--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3734--
Dance, General5----
Design and Applied Arts, Other-00--
Design and Visual Communications, General1109---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1441--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies5821--
Fine/Studio Arts, General4910---
Industrial and Product Design-00--
Music, General223023--
Category total2955829--
Grand total4,2651,54787087
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined141108
Swimming and Diving29
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs12/5/1939 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs1/9/1949 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1957 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/9/1983 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs5/18/1965 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs5/18/1965 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology3/1/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/1/2002 -  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(!)9/1/1968 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1928 -  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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession122
Drug law violations564957
Liquor law violations545427
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations342329
Liquor law violations4113
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible523
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault210
Motor vehicle theft223
  • We did have one sexual battery on campus.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
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 Year20102009
Default rate5.6%4.3%
Number in default281217
Number in repayment4,9994,952
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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