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Kansas State University Overview

Kansas State University is a public institution situated in Manhattan, Kansas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Kansas State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$33,382 Avg Cost After Aid
96% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at K -State is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at K -State is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 93% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, K -State bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $54,472 a year. That's about 34% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is Kansas State University?


Contact details for K -State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-6011

How Do I Get Into K -State?

You can apply to K -State online at:

Admission Requirements for K -State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into K -State?

96% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 96%, K -State is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 96%.

Can I Afford Kansas State University?

$33,382 Net Price
42% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of K -State is $33,382. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At K -State, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $6,569 a year. That adds up to $26,276 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at K -State is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Kansas State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,936 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,619 undergraduate students at K -State, with 13,936 being full-time and 1,683 being part-time.


There are also 4,610 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,936 full-time undergraduates at K -State, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kansas State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 238
Black or African American 358
Hispanic or Latino 1,077
White 11,175
International Students 351
Other Races/Ethnicities 737

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Kansas State University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 108 countries are represented at K -State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at Kansas State University

2,783 Took All Classes Online
8,964 Took At Least One Class Online
11.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 24 master’s degree programs available online at K -State. In 2020-2021, 8,964 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at K -State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of K -State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kansas State University was 11.5%. This is the #1,336 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at K -State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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