Pittsburg State University Overview
Pittsburg State University is a public institution situated 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?
- The highest award offered at Pitt State is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Pitt State has earned from around the web.
|#8||Best General Engineering Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#8||Best Manufacturing Engineering Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#8||Best Engineering Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#10||Best Industrial Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#17||Best Industrial Production Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#81||Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature||College Factual|
Where Is Pittsburg State University?
Contact details for Pitt State are given below.
|Address:||1701 S Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762|
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
|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||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Pitt State?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.
Can I Afford Pittsburg State University?
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 Pitt State, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $7,373 a year. That adds up to $29,492 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Pitt State is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Pittsburg State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,573 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,260 full-time undergraduates at Pitt State, 51% are male and 49% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pittsburg State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||150|
|Hispanic or Latino||305|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pitt State has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Pitt State
The following table shows how Pitt State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|General Engineering Technology||#1||#1|
|Industrial Production Technology||#7||#7|
|Human Resource Management||#16||#71|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#25||#70|
|Instructional Media Design||#40||#61|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#49||#84|
Online Growth Rankings of Pitt State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pittsburg State University was 16.6%. This is the #1,164 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 Administration & Management||46%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||11%|
|General Engineering Technology||19%|
|Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies||24%|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||14%|
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||#10|
|Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies||#10|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#170|
|Instructional Media Design||#170|
|Human Resource Management||#183|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#238|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#344|
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.
*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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