Kansas State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,735
3.84% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,103
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.33%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
95.4%
8,277 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
21,719
83.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64%
2,409 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 (204 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (183 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (165 degrees).

In 2019, 5,855 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kansas State University. 51.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,479 degrees), 13.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (326 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas State University is $9,735, which is $−18,765 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas State University is $9,735, which is $−18,765 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,103.

In 2019, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,735
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kansas State University was $9,735. The cost of tuition at Kansas State University is $−18,765 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,103
2019 Value
0.561%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kansas State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,103. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kansas State University grew by 0.561%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,802
Room and Board
$866
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kansas State University was of $8,802 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $866. The cost of room and board increased by 2.44% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Kansas State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.61% with respect to 2018, when 62% 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.
5.33%
2017 Default Rate
235
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kansas State University was 5.33%, which represents 235 out of the 4405 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 8,277 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.7% annual decline. Out of those 8,277 applicants, 7,894 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.4% acceptance rate.

There were 21,719 students enrolled at Kansas State University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kansas State University has an overall enrollment yield of 40.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
7,894
Accepted Out of 8,277

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kansas State University was 95.4% (7,894 admissions from 8,277 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 93.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.7%, while admissions declined by −2.69%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kansas State University has a total enrollment of 21,719 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas State University is 18,126 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,593. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at Kansas State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kansas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.7% White, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Two or More Races, 3.23% Black or African American, 1.8% Asian, 0.474% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% 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 (37.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kansas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,719 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas State University is 18,126 and the part-time enrollment is 3,593. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at Kansas State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2019 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 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    16,439
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,587
  3. Two or More Races
    723

The enrolled student population at Kansas State University is 75.7% White, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Two or More Races, 3.23% Black or African American, 1.8% Asian, 0.474% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 161 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 (4,479 degrees awarded). There were 13.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (326 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kansas State University is General Animal Sciences (204 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (183 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (165 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 (697 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (124 degrees), and Human Sciences (276 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,471,686 people), Secondary school teachers (494,576 people), Software developers (417,717 people), Other managers (380,721 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (332,966 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Agriculture (697 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (124 degrees), Human Sciences (276 degrees), Engineering (633 degrees), and Education (777 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 Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Agriculture (697 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (124 degrees), Human Sciences (276 degrees), Engineering (633 degrees), and Education (777 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,743,322 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (547,604 people), Computer Systems Design (442,119 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (378,825 people), and Construction (356,503 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Agriculture (697 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (124 degrees), Human Sciences (276 degrees), Engineering (633 degrees), and Education (777 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. 204 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 183 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 165 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kansas State University was General Animal Sciences with 204 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,847
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,008
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,847 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas State University, which is 0.946 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,008).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 164 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas State University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 16.4 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 240 degrees were awarded to women at Kansas State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 9.23 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 33% of students graduating from Kansas State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kansas State University is Female and White (70.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.29% 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
    4,479 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    326 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    191 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kansas State University is white (4,479 degrees awarded). There were 13.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (326 degrees).

1.81% of degree recipients (106 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,326 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,153 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    190 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kansas State University is white female (2,326 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,153 degrees).

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Operations

Kansas State University has an endowment valued at nearly $613M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.3M (0.863%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Kansas State University had a total salary expenditure of $864M. Kansas State University employs 269 Associate professors, 262 Professors, and 236 Assistant professors. Most academics at Kansas State University are Male Professors (189), Male Associate professors(151), and Male Assistant professors (134).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 647 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 558 employees, and Management with 350 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$613M
2019 Endowment
13.8%
growth from 2018

Kansas State University has an endowment valued at about $613M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kansas State University grew 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $302M 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. $108M - Federal
  2. $22.6M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Kansas State University received $108M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $22.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$405M
2019 Salaries
1.18%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Kansas State University paid a median of $405M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($864M) and a 1.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.5% decline from 2017 and a 24.3% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$89.2M
Instructional Salaries
1,001
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kansas State University paid a total of $89.2M to 1,001 employees working as instructors, which represents 22% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
269 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
647 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kansas State University were Associate professor with 269 employees; Professor with 262 employees; and Professor with 236 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas State University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 647 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 558 employees; and Management with 350 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kansas State University was Male Professor with 189 employees, Male Associate professor with 151 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 134 employees.

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

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