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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

In 2019, 55,241 students received a degree from a college in Kansas, making it rank #32 in terms of graduations. Kansas colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $11,927 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $13,799 per 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 19,667 undergraduates at KU, of which 17,257 are full-time, and there are 27,552 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at KU is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,130 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,200 during the early-career years.

#2

Kansas State University

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

The total student population at Kansas State University is 21,719, of which 17,210 students are undergraduates and of those, 15,548 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Fort Hays State University is 15,908, of which 13,128 students 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.

Roughly 59% of students at FHSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,000 during the early-career years.

#4

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
3,342 Yearly Degrees
$8,299 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,342 students at WSU in total, 12,623 of which 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.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,159 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,000 during the early-career years.

#5

Johnson County Community College

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

The total student population at Johnson County Community College is 18,278, which includes 5,541 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,834 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JCCC is $29,900.

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

There are 4,920 students at Wichita Area Technical College in total, 1,537 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

There are 7,079 students at Grantham University in total, 5,896 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,548 are full-time. For undergraduates at Grantham University, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Roughly 76% of students at Grantham University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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 3,405 undergraduates at ESU, of which 3,101 are full-time, and there are 5,877 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ESU is 4.6 years.

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.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

#9

Pittsburg State University

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

There are 6,645 students at Pitt State in total, 5,181 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,650 are full-time. It takes the average Pitt State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,145 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar 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%.

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

#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%.

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

#12

Kansas City Kansas Community College

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

The total student population at Kansas City Kansas Community College is 5,998, which includes 1,905 full-time undergraduates. 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. 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

There are 1,087 full-time undergraduates at Washburn Tech, and 1,480 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,636 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Washburn Tech is $34,100.

#14

Hutchinson Community College

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

The total student population at Hutchinson Community College is 5,315, which includes 1,939 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

31% of Hutchinson Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,207 a year. Hutchinson Community College has a 5.0% 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 $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

The total student population at Barton County Community College is 4,300, which includes 917 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 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%.

Students who graduate from Barton Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

29% of Neosho County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#17

Cowley County Community College

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

The total student population at Cowley County Community College is 2,463, which includes 1,337 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $3,506 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Cowley College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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.

Roughly 70% of students at Baker take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,790 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,600 during the early-career years.

#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.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at MidAmerica Nazarene University is 1,909, of which 1,252 students are undergraduates and of those, 938 are full-time. It takes the average MNU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 70% of students at MNU take out loans to pay for college. 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%!

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

#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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FSCC is $25,400.

#22

Friends University

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

The total student population at Friends University is 1,818, of which 1,291 students are undergraduates and of those, 860 are full-time. It takes the average Friends University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 72% of students at Friends University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,488 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Friends University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 typical student loan amount is $6,507 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Benedictine College is $32,700.

#24

Newman University

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

The total student population at Newman University is 3,205, of which 2,705 students are undergraduates and of those, 944 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. 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 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Newman University is $38,000.

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

There are 2,407 students at Allen Community College in total, 1,017 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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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