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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 terms of yearly graduations, Kansas is ranked #32 in the country with 55,241 degrees handed out in 2019. 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
$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. It takes the average KU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

47% of KU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,130 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from KU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
5,855 Yearly Degrees
$10,212 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Kansas State University is 22,795, of which 16,770 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average K - State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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 typical student loan amount is $6,583 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,805 Yearly Degrees
$3,582 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Fort Hays State University is 15,100, of which 5,889 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at FHSU is 4.6 years.

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

59% of FHSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,498 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from FHSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
3,342 Yearly Degrees
$5,435 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,749 full-time undergraduates at WSU, and 15,075 students altogether. For undergraduates at WSU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

53% of WSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,159 a year. WSU has a 8.5% 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

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
3,168 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
2,291 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Wichita Area Technical College is 4,267, of which 1,450 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

51% of Wichita Area Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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
$4,200 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Grantham University is 9,303, of which 3,296 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 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
$6,394 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,732 students at ESU in total, 3,340 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,106 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$6,678 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Pittsburg State University is 6,907, of which 5,109 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% 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. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,900 during the early-career years.

#10

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,599 Yearly Degrees
$9,306 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,691 students at Washburn University in total, 3,944 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar 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

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.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

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.

22% of Kansas City Kansas Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,788 a year. Kansas City Kansas Community College has a 8.1% 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 Kansas City Kansas Community College is $26,900.

Public Public vs. Private
1,238 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Washburn Institute of Technology is 1,393, of which 965 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. 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%.

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

#14

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,102 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.

Roughly 31% of students at Hutchinson Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,207 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% 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.

#15

Barton County Community College

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

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

Roughly 25% of students at Barton Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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

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.

29% of Neosho County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,622 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar 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

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. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cowley College is $26,500.

#18

Baker University

Baldwin City, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
771 Yearly Degrees
$10,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,694 students at Baker in total, 1,062 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Baker is 4.4 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% 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. 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 $43,600 during the early-career years.

#19

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
689 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.

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%.

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

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
623 Yearly Degrees
$13,797 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,888 students at MNU in total, 998 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Fort Scott Community College is 1,792, of which 847 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from FSCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Friends University

Wichita, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
564 Yearly Degrees
$11,358 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Friends University is 1,628, of which 906 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Friends University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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
$14,243 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,166 students at Benedictine College in total, 1,821 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Benedictine College is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,507 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Benedictine College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Newman University

Wichita, Kansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
540 Yearly Degrees
$10,458 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,378 students at Newman University in total, 1,013 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Newman University is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Newman University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
521 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Allen County Community College is 2,556, of which 1,017 students 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 College-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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