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74 Colleges
55,241 Yearly Graduations
$47,709 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,475 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Kansas ranked #32 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 55,241 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $11,927 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $13,799 a year.

An estimated 58% of college students in Kansas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,119 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
7,520 Yearly Degrees
$11,166 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,552 students at KU in total, 19,667 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,257 are full-time. 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 typical student loan amount is $7,130 a year. KU has a 4.6% 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 KU is $39,200.

#2

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
5,855 Yearly Degrees
$10,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,719 students at K -State in total, 17,210 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,548 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at K -State is 4.6 years.

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

48% of K -State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,583 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from K -State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,805 Yearly Degrees
$5,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,908 students at FHSU in total, 13,128 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,726 are full-time. For undergraduates at FHSU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,498 a year. FHSU has a 6.5% 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
3,342 Yearly Degrees
$8,299 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wichita State University is 15,342, of which 12,623 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,994 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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

Roughly 53% of students at WSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,159 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
3,168 Yearly Degrees
$3,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,278 students at JCCC in total, 5,541 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 typical student loan amount is $3,834 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to 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.

Public Public vs. Private
2,291 Yearly Degrees
$6,766 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wichita Area Technical College is 4,920, which includes 1,537 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 51% of students at Wichita Area Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,502 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wichita Area Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Grantham University

Lenexa, Kansas
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,830 Yearly Degrees
$8,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Grantham University is 7,079, of which 5,896 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,548 are full-time. 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 19.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#8

Emporia State University

Emporia, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,633 Yearly Degrees
$6,797 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,877 students at ESU in total, 3,405 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,101 are full-time. For undergraduates at ESU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. 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. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from ESU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,600 Yearly Degrees
$7,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,181 undergraduates at Pitt State, of which 4,650 are full-time, and there are 6,645 students altogether. For undergraduates at Pitt State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 62% of students at Pitt State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,145 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average 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.

#10

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,599 Yearly Degrees
$8,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,472 undergraduates at Washburn University, of which 3,597 are full-time, and there are 6,285 students altogether. It takes the average Washburn University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 57% of students at Washburn University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,729 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% 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.

#11

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,513 Yearly Degrees
$3,631 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,315 full-time undergraduates at Butler CC, and 7,964 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 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Butler CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kansas City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,290 Yearly Degrees
$3,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,998 students at Kansas City Kansas Community College in total, 1,905 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,788 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

Public Public vs. Private
1,238 Yearly Degrees
$7,824 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washburn Institute of Technology is 1,480, which includes 1,087 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 41% are women.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,636 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Washburn Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,102 Yearly Degrees
$3,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,315 students at Hutchinson Community College in total, 1,939 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Hutchinson Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,207 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#15

Barton County Community College

Great Bend, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
935 Yearly Degrees
$3,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 917 full-time undergraduates at Barton Community College, and 4,300 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,691 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
821 Yearly Degrees
$3,904 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,898 students at Neosho County Community College in total, 695 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Neosho County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,622 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#17

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
816 Yearly Degrees
$3,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,337 full-time undergraduates at Cowley College, and 2,463 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

40% of Cowley College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,506 a year. Cowley College has a 5.4% 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.

#18

Baker University

Baldwin City, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
771 Yearly Degrees
$29,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,672 undergraduates at Baker, of which 1,092 are full-time, and there are 2,595 students altogether. For undergraduates at Baker, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,790 a year. Baker has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Baker with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
689 Yearly Degrees
$3,711 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,866 students at Highland Community College in total, 991 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,530 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Highland Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
623 Yearly Degrees
$31,786 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,252 undergraduates at MNU, of which 938 are full-time, and there are 1,909 students altogether. It takes the average MNU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

70% of MNU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,949 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MNU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
591 Yearly Degrees
$3,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 870 full-time undergraduates at FSCC, and 1,827 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at FSCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,571 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#22

Friends University

Wichita, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
564 Yearly Degrees
$29,394 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,818 students at Friends University in total, 1,291 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 860 are full-time. For undergraduates at Friends University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students 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. Friends University has a 5.6% 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 Friends University is $38,300.

#23

Benedictine College

Atchison, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
556 Yearly Degrees
$30,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Benedictine College is 2,158, of which 2,085 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,937 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

57% of Benedictine College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,507 a year. Benedictine College has a 3.1% 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 $32,700 during the early-career years.

#24

Newman University

Wichita, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
540 Yearly Degrees
$31,906 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,205 students at Newman University in total, 2,705 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 944 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Newman University is 4.2 years.

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

50% of Newman University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,296 a year. Newman University has a 6.4% 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 $38,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
521 Yearly Degrees
$3,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,017 full-time undergraduates at Allen Community College, and 2,407 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

28% of Allen Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,274 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,900 during the early-career years.

Other Kansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Seward County Community College 515
27 Southwestern College 510
28 Cloud County Community College 498
29 Coffeyville Community College 473
30 Wichita Technical Institute 463
31 Salina Area Technical College 443
32 University of Saint Mary 439
33 Garden City Community College 435
33 North Central Kansas Technical College 435
35 Manhattan Area Technical College 390
36 Flint Hills Technical College 388
37 Colby Community College 383
38 Northwest Kansas Technical College 346
39 Pratt Community College 331
40 Labette Community College 267
41 Independence Community College 234
42 Dodge City Community College 231
43 Tabor College 212
44 Haskell Indian Nations University 192
45 Rasmussen University - Kansas 190
46 Kansas Wesleyan University 183
47 Ottawa University - Kansas City 178
48 Central Christian College of Kansas 170
49 Bethel College - North Newton 166
50 Hesston College 163
51 McPherson College 152
52 Ottawa University - Ottawa 132
53 Crave Beauty Academy 131
54 Eric Fisher Academy 129
55 Bellus Academy 121
56 Cleveland University - Kansas City 120
57 Sterling College 113
58 Bethany College Kansas 107
59 Donnelly College 106
60 Z Hair Academy 103
61 Paul Mitchell the School Overland Park 81
62 Paul Mitchell the School Wichita 80
62 Ottawa University - Online 80
64 Barclay College 74
65 Manhattan Christian College 57
66 Hays Academy of Hair Design 36
67 Hays Academy of Hair Design 34
68 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Lawrence 33
69 Old Town Barber College - Wichita 31
70 Mitsu Sato Hair Academy 27
71 Saint Paul School of Theology 20
72 Kansas Christian College 17
73 Midwest Barber College 9
74 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Wichita 0

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