About Kansas State University
Kansas State University ranks as one of the nation’s “cutting-edge schools,” according to a guidebook that pinpoints today’s hottest majors and the innovative colleges that offer them. K-State was the only school in the Big 12 to make the cut in Kaplan Publishing’s You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges and Unlimited Paths to Your Future. Here’s a quick profile:
Colleges: Arts and sciences; engineering; business administration; education; agriculture; human ecology; architecture, planning, and design; technology and aviation (K-State at Salina); and veterinary medicine.
Graduate study: The Graduate School offers 65 masters degrees, 45 doctoral degrees and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines across campus.
Students: More than 23,000 from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
Degrees: 250+ undergraduate majors and options are available.
Organizations: More than 450 student organizations and more than 20 club sports.
Sports: NCAA Division 1. Big 12 conference. Club sports range from softball to water skiing.
Financial aid: More than $175 million in scholarships, grants, loans, and work study is distributed each year.
Locations: The main campus is located in Manhattan, Kansas. The “Little Apple” is a classic college town with a zoo, a mall, 21 parks, and a recreation trail that circles the city. The College of Technology and Aviation is located in Salina, home to the Smoky Hill River Festival.
K-State ranks first nationally among state universities in its total of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars since 1986. Our students have won more than $2 million in those five competitions and have earned K-State a place among the nation’s elite universities. Check out other achievements:
* Student scholars (pdf)
* Rankings and awards
* Famous alumni
K-State got its start in 1858, when Bluemont Central College was founded and 53 students enrolled. Five years later K-State became the first college in America to be officially designated a land-grant school.
By 2004 K-State’s enrollment had grown to more than 23,000.