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Pittsburg State University Overview

Pittsburg State University is a public institution located in Pittsburg, Kansas. The surrounding location of Pittsburg is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Pittsburg State University Known For?

1,139 Undergraduate Awards
$22,108 Avg Cost After Aid
87% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Pitt State is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 73% of the faculty were full-time.

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Pittsburg State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Pitt State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Most Popular Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Chemistry Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Value General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#161 Most Popular Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Pitt State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#3 Best Value Colleges for Industrial Production Technology College Factual
#4 Best Value Colleges for Construction Management College Factual
#11 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#31 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#46 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Pittsburg State University?

Location of Pittsburg State University

Contact details for Pitt State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1701 S Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: 620-231-7000
Website: www.pittstate.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pittstate
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pittstate

How Do I Get Into Pitt State?

You can apply to Pitt State online at: admission.pittstate.edu/apply.html

Admission Requirements for Pitt State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Pitt State?

87% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 87%, Pitt State is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Pitt State submitted their SAT scores.Pitt State received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Pittsburg State University  ( 18 to 25 )
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ACT Math Scores for Pittsburg State University  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Pittsburg State University  ( 19 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford Pittsburg State University?

$22,108 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
9.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Pitt State is $22,108. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Pitt State, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,145 a year. That adds up to $24,580 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pitt State is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Pittsburg State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,650 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,181 undergraduate students at Pitt State, with 4,650 being full-time and 531 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Pitt State

There are also 1,464 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,650 full-time undergraduates at Pitt State, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Pitt State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pitt State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 43
Black or African American 158
Hispanic or Latino 293
White 3,658
International Students 141
Other Races/Ethnicities 357

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Pittsburg State University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 43 countries are represented at Pitt State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Pittsburg State University

742 Took All Classes Online
2,664 Took At Least One Class Online
9.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Pitt State. In 2017-2018, 2,664 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 18th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Pitt State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pittsburg State University was 9.8%. This is the #1,350 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pitt State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Pitt State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Educational Administration 15%
Human Resource Management 38%
Special Education 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Pitt State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Pitt State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Engineering Technology #4
Industrial Production Technology #10
Engineering-Related Fields #28
Other Education #28
History #30
History #30
Instructional Media Design #73
Engineering Technologies #75
Special Education #104
Teacher Education Subject Specific #109
Teacher Education Grade Specific #147
Educational Administration #153
Education #368

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%.

Pittsburg State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 68 1 93 0 162
Nursing 0 0 0 115 0 3 13 131
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 61 2 45 0 108
General Psychology 0 0 0 78 0 14 0 92
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 69 0 0 0 69
Construction Management 0 0 0 67 0 0 0 67
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 63
Industrial Production Technology 0 1 0 36 0 20 0 57
General Biology 0 0 0 45 0 9 0 54
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 13 40 0 53
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 44 0 7 0 51
Marketing 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 45
Special Education 0 0 0 0 9 34 0 43
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 42
Accounting 5 0 0 34 0 1 0 40
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 26
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Social Work 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 5 17 0 22
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Chemistry 0 0 0 9 0 13 0 22
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 21
General English Literature 0 0 0 16 0 3 0 19
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 18
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Mathematics 0 0 0 6 0 9 0 15
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
History 0 0 0 5 0 8 0 13
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Insurance 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
International Business 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Physics 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4
Economics 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Dance 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Music 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Sociology 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 14 17 9 1,099 35 413 13 1,600

References

*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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