Kansas State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,012

5.81% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,431

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.97%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

94.1%

9,213 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

23,779

84.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

62.9%

2,163 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 (195 degrees awarded), General Human Development & Family Studies (189 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (165 degrees).

In 2016, 5,558 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kansas State University. 52.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,380 degrees), 14.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (310 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas State University is $9,012, which is $-16,844 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas State University is $9,012, which is $-16,844 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,431.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,012

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Kansas State University was $9,012. The cost of tuition at Kansas State University is $-16,844 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,431

2016 Value

3.47%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Kansas State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,431. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Kansas State University grew by 3.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,730

Room and Board

$856

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kansas State University was of $7,730 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $856. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.74% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 22.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Kansas State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.51% with respect to 2015, when 57% 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.

4.97%

2015 Default Rate

229

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Kansas State University was 4.97%, which represents 229 out of the 4612 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 9,213 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.381% annual growth. Out of those 9,213 applicants, 8,667 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.1% acceptance rate.

There were 23,779 students enrolled at Kansas State University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kansas State University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

8,667

Accepted Out of 9,213

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kansas State University was 94.1% (8,667 admissions from 9,213 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 94.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.381%, while admissions declined by -0.517%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kansas State University has a total enrollment of 23,779 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas State University is 20,156 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,623. This means that 84.8% of students enrolled at Kansas State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kansas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.1% White, 6.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 0.442% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.126% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kansas State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (40.3%), followed by White Female (37.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.2%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kansas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,779 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas State University is 20,156 and the part-time enrollment is 3,623. This means that 84.8% of students enrolled at Kansas State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2016 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 85%. 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

    17,852

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,521

  3. Black or African American

    856

The enrolled student population at Kansas State University is 75.1% White, 6.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 0.442% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.126% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 299 students (1.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 292 more women than men received degrees from Kansas State University. The majority of degree recipients at Kansas State University are white (4,380 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (310 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kansas State University is General Animal Sciences (195 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Development & Family Studies (189 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (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 (686 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (434 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (120 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 Miscellaneous managers (428,519 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (338,996 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (298,491 people), Civil engineers (232,532 people), and Mechanical engineers (152,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Agriculture (686 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (434 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees), Engineering (516 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (175 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Agriculture (686 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (434 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees), Engineering (516 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (175 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 (518,564 people), Computer Systems Design (380,268 people), Construction (285,850 people), Elementary & secondary schools (227,168 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,813 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Agriculture (686 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (434 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees), Engineering (516 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (175 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 195 degrees awarded

  2. 189 degrees awarded

  3. 165 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kansas State University was General Animal Sciences with 195 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,633

  2. 2,925

In 2016, 2,633 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas State University, which is 0.9 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,925).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas State University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 14.4 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 208 degrees were awarded to women at Kansas State University in General Human Development & Family Studies, which is 10.9 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 28% of students graduating from Kansas State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kansas State University is Male and Asian (70% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.324% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,380 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    310 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kansas State University is white (4,380 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (310 degrees).

1.42% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,333 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,047 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kansas State University is white female (2,333 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,047 degrees).

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Operations

Kansas State University has an endowment valued at nearly $489M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $609k (0.125%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Kansas State University had a total expenditure of $779M. Of that $779M, they spent $386M on salaries and $779M on benefits.

Kansas State University employs 297 Assistant professors, 285 Associate professors, and 265 Professors. Most academics at Kansas State University are Male Professors (203), Male Associate professors(169), and Male Assistant professors (157).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 600 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 551 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 462 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$489M

2015 Endowment

3.15%

growth from 2014

Kansas State University has an endowment valued at about $489M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Kansas State University grew 3.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $218M 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. $97.4M - Federal

  2. $5.67M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Kansas State University received $97.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.67M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$386M

Salary Expenditure

$779M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Kansas State University had a total expenditure of $779M. Of that $779M, they spent $386M on salaries and $779M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Kansas State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$386M

2015 Salaries

5.39%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Kansas State University paid a median of $386M in salaries, which represents 49.6% of their overall expenditure ($779M) and a 5.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.07% growth from 2013 and a 3.25% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$90.3M

Instructional Salaries

1,088

Number of Employees

In 2015, Kansas State University paid a total of $90.3M to 1,088 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

297 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

600 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kansas State University were Assistant professor with 297 employees; Associate professor with 285 employees; and Associate professor with 265 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas State University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 600 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 551 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 462 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kansas State University was Male Professor with 203 employees, Male Associate professor with 169 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 157 employees.

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

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