Kansas State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,375
3.7% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,494
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.79%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
94.1%
9,208 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
20,854
81.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67.5%
2,490 Graduates

About

Kansas State University is a higher education institution located in Riley County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kansas State University were General Animal Sciences (225 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (216 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (180 degrees).

In 2020, 6,236 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kansas State University. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,809 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (429 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas State University is $9,375, which is $−19,254 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas State University is $9,375, which is $−19,254 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,494.

In 2020, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,375
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Kansas State University was $9,375. The cost of tuition at Kansas State University is $−19,254 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$18,494
2020 Value
2.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Kansas State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,494. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Kansas State University grew by 2.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,984
Room and Board
$924
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kansas State University was of $8,984 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $924. The cost of room and board increased by 2.07% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Kansas State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.35% with respect to 2019, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.79%
2018 Default Rate
166
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Kansas State University was 3.79%, which represents 166 out of the 4379 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Kansas State University received 9,208 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.2% annual growth. Out of those 9,208 applicants, 8,669 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.1% acceptance rate.

There were 20,854 students enrolled at Kansas State University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kansas State University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
8,669
Accepted Out of 9,208

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kansas State University was 94.1% (8,669 admissions from 9,208 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 95.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 11.2%, while admissions grew by 9.82%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Kansas State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kansas State University has a total enrollment of 20,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas State University is 17,070 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,784. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at Kansas State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kansas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.8% White, 7.38% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 3.11% Black or African American, 1.9% Asian, 0.441% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0959% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kansas State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.8%), followed by White Female (39.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kansas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas State University is 17,070 and the part-time enrollment is 3,784. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at Kansas State University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kansas State University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Kansas State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    16,007
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,538
  3. Two or More Races
    741

The enrolled student population at Kansas State University is 76.8% White, 7.38% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 3.11% Black or African American, 1.9% Asian, 0.441% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0959% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 249 students (1.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 420 more women than men received degrees from Kansas State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kansas State University is white (4,809 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (429 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kansas State University is General Animal Sciences (225 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (216 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (180 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kansas State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (691 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (123 degrees), and Human Sciences (292 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Software developers (420,326 people), Other managers (354,673 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (332,419 people), Civil engineers (271,372 people), and Mechanical engineers (203,977 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Agriculture (691 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (123 degrees), Human Sciences (292 degrees), Engineering (708 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (317 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Agriculture (691 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (123 degrees), Human Sciences (292 degrees), Engineering (708 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (317 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Architectural, engineering & related services (544,744 people), Computer Systems Design (438,613 people), Construction (324,942 people), Elementary & secondary schools (257,983 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (239,813 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Agriculture (691 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (123 degrees), Human Sciences (292 degrees), Engineering (708 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (317 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kansas State University.
Most Common
  1. 225 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 216 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 180 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kansas State University was General Animal Sciences with 225 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,908
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,328
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,908 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas State University, which is 0.874 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,328).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas State University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 8 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 243 degrees were awarded to women at Kansas State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 5.65 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Kansas State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kansas State University is Female and White (74.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.24% of graduates (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,809 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    429 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    196 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kansas State University is white (4,809 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (429 degrees).

1.43% of degree recipients (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,632 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,177 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    235 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kansas State University is white female (2,632 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,177 degrees).

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Operations

Kansas State University has an endowment valued at nearly $629M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.89M (0.46%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Kansas State University had a total salary expenditure of $839M. Kansas State University employs 311 Associate professors, 285 Professors, and 192 Assistant professors. Most academics at Kansas State University are Male Professors (206), Male Associate professors(172), and Female Associate professors (139).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 590 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 520 employees, and Management with 370 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$629M
2020 Endowment
2.5%
growth from 2019

Kansas State University has an endowment valued at about $629M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Kansas State University grew 2.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $327M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $109M - Federal
  2. $19.9M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Kansas State University received $109M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$410M
2020 Salaries
1.31%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Kansas State University paid a median of $410M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($839M) and a 1.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.18% growth from 2018 and a 15.5% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$92.9M
Instructional Salaries
996
Number of Employees

In 2020, Kansas State University paid a total of $92.9M to 996 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
311 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
590 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kansas State University were Associate professor with 311 employees; Professor with 285 employees; and Professor with 192 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas State University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 590 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 520 employees; and Management with 370 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kansas State University was Male Professor with 206 employees, Male Associate professor with 172 employees, and Female Associate professor with 139 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kansas State University.

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