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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:  27,259 (19,245 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty3,239711
Research and public service1,070290
Total graduate assistants-2,030
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$900$900$950$1,0409.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,186$8,852$9,138$9,1760.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,186$8,852$9,138$9,1760.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$22,262$23,427$24,122$24,1170.0%
Off Campus$22,262$23,427$24,122$24,1170.0%
Off Campus with Family$14,076$14,575$14,984$14,941-0.3%
On Campus$36,332$38,193$39,405$39,9511.4%
Off Campus$36,332$38,193$39,405$39,9511.4%
Off Campus with Family$28,146$29,341$30,267$30,7751.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$9,029
In-state fees$929
Out-of-state tuition$21,120
Out-of-state fees$929
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid13,30683%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,80771%$21,220,458$7,560
Federal grants95324%$4,099,338$4,302
Pell grants94324%$3,819,673$4,051
Other federal grants3539%$279,665$792
State/local government grant or scholarships38410%$402,641$1,049
Institutional grants or scholarships2,42261%$16,718,479$6,903
Student loan aid1,93149%$13,237,781$6,855
Federal student loans1,90348%$10,574,560$5,557
Other student loans3018%$2,663,221$8,848
  • 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 aid110,79856%$76,400,723$7,075
Pell grants4,42723%$17,742,992$4,008
Federal student loans8,73245%$60,532,778$6,932
  • 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$16,923$17,985$18,485
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$13,943$15,089$14,829
$30,001 – $48,000$15,183$15,772$15,435
$48,001 – $75,000$17,615$18,009$18,150
$75,001 – $110,000$19,931$20,604$21,312
$110,001 and more$20,773$21,561$22,210
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment27,259
Undergraduate enrollment19,245
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,216
Graduate enrollment8,014
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: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 5%
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: 62%
Out-of-state: 34%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants15,1556,9958,160
Percent admitted93%92%95%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%31%28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (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 English2229
ACT Math2128
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: 66%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
Transfer-out rate: 31%
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 2007]
4-year: 36%
6-year: 62%
8-year: 64%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 58%
Female: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 60%
Asian: 61%
Black or African American: 47%
Hispanic/Latino: 54%
White: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 57%
Non-resident alien: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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, General21----
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-17---
Category total21941-11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies56--0
American Indian/Native American Studies-3--4
American/United States Studies/Civilization1423--
East Asian Studies-1---
European Studies/Civilization0----
Latin American Studies25---
Russian Studies02---
Women's Studies65--9
Category total27243-13
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-24--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General144----
Cell Biology and Anatomy-05--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-14--
Computational Biology--2--
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-35--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-01--
Microbiology, General2012--
Molecular Biology164---
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-02--
Pharmacology and Toxicology-02--
Physiology, General-23--
Category total2101942--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General4194---
Business/Commerce, General106281-49
Construction Management-3---
Finance, General118----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management46----
Management Information Systems, General35----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General94----
Project Management-1---
Category total6252251-49
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies--1--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric14298--
Category total385329--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General37167--
Information Technology16---
Category total38227--
Art Teacher Education22---
Curriculum and Instruction-5812--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching7----
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-10---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--26--
Educational/Instructional Technology-8---
Elementary Education and Teaching59----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-35---
Music Teacher Education1085--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching11238--
Secondary Education and Teaching42----
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-2---
Special Education and Teaching, General-57d10-3
Category total131203d61-3
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering2466--
Architectural Engineering388---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-76--
Chemical Engineering553---
Civil Engineering, General54294--
Computer Engineering, General164---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2694--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics7----
Engineering Science-1---
Engineering, Other--4--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-90--
Mechanical Engineering115144--
Petroleum Engineering271--4
Category total3629128-4
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-26---
Category total-26---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-2---
English Language and Literature, General10557--
Category total10577--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General48---
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General218---
French Language and Literature1223--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General321--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General351--
Spanish Language and Literature2968--
Category total943917--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing----1
Athletic Training/Trainer14----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist11----
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy-3---
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other-00--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General50----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling37----
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician---6-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator19d----
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-160--
Medical Informatics-3---
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-74--
Music Therapy/Therapist1012---
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist---3-
Nurse Anesthetist-0---
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery----0
Nursing Education----4d
Nursing Practice--35--
Nursing Science-71d10d-1d
Occupational Therapy/Therapist35383d--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-9d8--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--41--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing----0
Public Health, General-23---
Public Health, Other-8---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse135d----
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--1--
Rehabilitation Science--3--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist15d----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-242--
Category total460d214d455d918d
History, General56415--
Category total56415--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--3--
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-0---
Legal Professions and Studies, Other----73
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-2---
Legal Studies, General--0-0
Category total-2139-73
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies2----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies89----
Category total91----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General47185--
Category total47185--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization2----
Behavioral Sciences6979--
Human Biology59----
International/Global Studies3432---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--0--
Museology/Museum Studies-7---
Nutrition Sciences-16d2--
Category total16462d13--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies43---0
Category total43---0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science69----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management48----
Category total117----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies75---
Category total18188--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General72---
Chemistry, General35311--
Geology/Earth Science, General20186--
Physics, General1346--
Category total792723--
Clinical Child Psychology-47--
Counseling Psychology-135--
Developmental and Child Psychology7----
Educational Psychology-411--
Psychology, General188618--
School Psychology-81--
Category total1953542--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration19365--
Social Work701697--
Category total8920512--
Social Sciences
Economics, General1182010--
Political Science and Government, General7778--
Category total3004738--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1173--
Dance, General5----
Design and Applied Arts, Other-00--
Design and Visual Communications, General8510---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1523--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies6410--
Fine/Studio Arts, General468---
Industrial and Product Design-00--
Music, General162521--
Category total2425327--
Grand total3,8991,4679539171
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
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 433
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 84
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 20
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 61
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: $9,524
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,323
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,763
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,992
Full-time students: 58%
Part-time students: 62%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined125101
Swimming and Diving26
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, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs1/9/1949 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1971 -  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 (SLP) - 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
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
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Counseling and Psychological Services
2/6/1998 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession201
Drug law violations577186
Liquor law violations273736
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations294146
Liquor law violations13914
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible313
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault044
Motor vehicle theft364
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible29
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault000
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate4.2%4.4%5.5%
Number in default237255281
Number in repayment5,5285,7475,037
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)