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61 Colleges
42,161 Yearly Graduations
$46,780 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,909 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Kansas ranked #30 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2018. Around 42,161 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Kansas is $11,695 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,555 a year.

About 56% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,977 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
7,482 Yearly Degrees
$9,989 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Kansas is 27,625, of which 17,151 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at KU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,130 a year. KU has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from KU is $39,200.

#2

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
5,703 Yearly Degrees
$10,061 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Kansas State University is 22,795, of which 16,770 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at K - State is 4.6 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,583 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from K - State is $38,400.

Public Public vs. Private
3,894 Yearly Degrees
$3,582 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,889 full-time undergraduates at FHSU, and 15,100 students altogether. For undergraduates at FHSU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,498 a year. FHSU has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FHSU is $34,000.

#4

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
3,308 Yearly Degrees
$5,435 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,749 full-time undergraduates at WSU, and 15,075 students altogether. It takes the average WSU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at WSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,159 a year. WSU has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Grantham University

Lenexa, Kansas
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,725 Yearly Degrees
$3,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,296 full-time undergraduates at Grantham University, and 9,303 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

76% of Grantham University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,404 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#6

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,714 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Johnson County Community College is 18,638, of which 5,792 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at JCCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,834 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from JCCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,636 Yearly Degrees
$6,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,109 full-time undergraduates at Pitt State, and 6,907 students altogether. It takes the average Pitt State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

62% of Pitt State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,145 a year. Pitt State has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pitt State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Emporia State University

Emporia, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,541 Yearly Degrees
$6,328 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,340 full-time undergraduates at ESU, and 5,732 students altogether. It takes the average ESU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at ESU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,106 a year. ESU has a 7.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ESU is $31,500.

#9

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,430 Yearly Degrees
$8,888 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,691 students at Washburn University in total, 3,944 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Washburn University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

57% of Washburn University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,729 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#10

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,230 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,771 full-time undergraduates at Butler CC, and 8,828 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

34% of Butler CC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,718 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#11

Baker University

Baldwin City, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
850 Yearly Degrees
$10,188 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,694 students at Baker in total, 1,062 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at Baker take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,790 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Baker is $43,600.

#12

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
768 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,242 full-time undergraduates at Hutchinson Community College, and 5,854 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,207 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
685 Yearly Degrees
$13,095 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at MidAmerica Nazarene University is 1,888, of which 998 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MNU is 4.2 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

70% of MNU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,949 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MNU is $41,700.

#14

Benedictine College

Atchison, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
578 Yearly Degrees
$27,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,166 students at Benedictine College in total, 1,821 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Benedictine College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at Benedictine College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,507 a year. Benedictine College has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,700 during the early-career years.

#15

Barton County Community College

Great Bend, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
539 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,228 students at Barton Community College in total, 874 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

25% of Barton Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,691 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Barton Community College is $26,200.

#16

Friends University

Wichita, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
538 Yearly Degrees
$10,638 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,628 students at Friends University in total, 906 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

72% of Friends University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,488 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Friends University is $38,300.

#17

Southwestern College

Winfield, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
505 Yearly Degrees
$11,196 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Southwestern College is 1,306, of which 577 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average SC undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 63% of accepted students are men, and 37% are women.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,461 a year. SC has a 6.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SC is $37,800.

#18

Newman University

Wichita, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
504 Yearly Degrees
$10,062 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Newman University is 3,378, of which 1,013 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Newman University undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Newman University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,296 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,000 during the early-career years.

#19

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kansas City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
488 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,035 full-time undergraduates at Kansas City Kansas Community College, and 5,825 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Kansas City Kansas Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,788 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kansas City Kansas Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
432 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,608 full-time undergraduates at Cowley College, and 2,875 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,506 a year. Cowley College has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

#21

University of Saint Mary

Leavenworth, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
406 Yearly Degrees
$11,340 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,310 students at University of St. Mary in total, 641 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at University of St. Mary, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 49% of students who apply get accepted. Around 70% of accepted students are men, and 30% are women.

84% of University of St. Mary students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,912 a year. University of St. Mary has a 5.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of St. Mary with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
366 Yearly Degrees

There are 788 full-time undergraduates at Neosho County Community College, and 1,977 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,622 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Neosho County Community College is $26,900.

#23

Garden City Community College

Garden City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
353 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,182 full-time undergraduates at Garden City Community College, and 2,064 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,953 a year. Garden City Community College has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Garden City Community College is $26,200.

#24

Cloud County Community College

Concordia, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,873 students at Cloud County Community College in total, 814 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at Cloud County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,489 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Cloud County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,168 full-time undergraduates at Highland Community College, and 3,260 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 75% of students at Highland Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,530 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Highland Community College is $28,400.

Other Kansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Coffeyville Community College 241
27 Fort Scott Community College 234
28 Colby Community College 233
29 Allen County Community College 230
30 Seward County Community College 220
31 Tabor College 212
32 Haskell Indian Nations University 207
33 Dodge City Community College 199
34 Kansas Wesleyan University 198
35 Wichita Area Technical College 193
36 Central Christian College of Kansas 192
37 Ottawa University - Kansas City 175
38 Labette Community College 174
39 Pratt Community College 165
40 North Central Kansas Technical College 139
41 Bethany College Kansas 138
42 Manhattan Area Technical College 137
43 Cleveland University - Kansas City 136
44 Hesston College 133
45 Ottawa University - Ottawa 130
46 McPherson College 128
47 Sterling College 124
48 Northwest Kansas Technical College 117
49 Rasmussen College-Kansas 113
50 Ottawa University - Online 110
51 Independence Community College 109
51 Flint Hills Technical College 109
53 Bethel College - North Newton 94
54 Barclay College 75
55 Manhattan Christian College 67
56 Donnelly College 52
57 Saint Paul School of Theology 39
58 Salina Area Technical College 36
59 Wichita Technical Institute 34
60 WellSpring School of Allied Health-Lawrence 19
61 Kansas Christian College 14

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