Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 15,372
Graduate Enrollment: 4,610
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 95.61%

Male/Female: 48% / 52% (2017)

First generation college students: 22.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 6.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2009 Median Admit SAT: 1,095


2009 Median Admit ACT: 24


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 40.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 20.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 11.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 6.8% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 79.6%
Black: 2.8%
Hispanic: 8.0%
Asian: 1.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.9%
Non-resident alien: 2.4%
Unknown race: 1.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $25,015
In-State tuition: $10,420
Out-of-State tuition: $26,491

Estimated books and supplies: $1,006 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,100 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,204 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,236 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,204 (2022)

Average Family Income: $88,473 (2017)
Median Family Income: $67,000 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 20.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 40.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,250 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $225 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,359
$30k-48k $14,742
$48k-75k $16,707
$75k-110k $20,608
$110k+ $21,936

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 41%
6-year graduation rate: 68%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $10,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $17,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 78.3% (2015)
@3 year 81.2% (2017)
@5 year 88.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 56.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 57.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $44,456 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $52,875 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Nutrition Sciences. 3
Doctoral Degree History. 2
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 1
Master's Degree Interior Architecture. 33
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 80
Master's Degree Architecture and Related Services, Other. 6
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 39 $24,945 $240 $32,506 ($2,709) $45,562 ($3,797)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 105 $21,500 $223 $36,328 ($3,027) $47,601 ($3,967)
Master's Degree Journalism. 6
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 97 $25,871 $265 $71,156 ($5,930)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 15
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 2
Master's Degree Computer Programming. 5
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 14 $63,057 ($5,255)
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education. 2
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 24 $51,444 ($4,287) $53,638 ($4,470)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 9
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 69 $282 $54,918 ($4,577)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 2
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 11
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 3
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 17 $25,766 $260
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 49 $23,105 $223 $73,646 ($6,137) $87,029 ($7,252)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 15
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 29 $21,750 $228 $28,976 ($2,415)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 165 $25,000 $234 $68,758 ($5,730) $79,131 ($6,594)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 6
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 3
Doctoral Degree Nuclear Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 64 $25,000 $259 $77,851 ($6,488) $91,252 ($7,604)
Master's Degree Industrial Engineering. 15
Doctoral Degree Industrial Engineering. 1
Master's Degree Operations Research. 11
Associate's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 27 $22,250 $233 $58,078 ($4,840) $67,664 ($5,639)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 9
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 60 $27,000 $286 $71,106 ($5,926) $90,782 ($7,565)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 3
Master's Degree Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 27 $23,091 $225
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 13 $37,934 ($3,161)
Doctoral Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 17 $62,223 ($5,185)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 25
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 34 $21,250 $212
Master's Degree Mathematics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 85 $20,035 $211 $30,005 ($2,500)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 14 $59,742 ($4,979)
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 6
Master's Degree Public Administration. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 1
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 53 $24,603 $239 $38,123 ($3,177) $45,037 ($3,753)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 89 $27,500 $249 $33,759 ($2,813) $42,603 ($3,550)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 25 $22,686 $217 $20,593 ($1,716)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 48 $20,312 $219 $47,482 ($3,957) $68,155 ($5,680)
Master's Degree Economics. 6
Doctoral Degree Economics. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 8
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 11
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 3
Doctoral Degree Geography and Cartography. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 6
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 13
Doctoral Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 49 $25,000 $260 $29,785 ($2,482) $56,647 ($4,721)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 72 $25,946 $241 $36,108 ($3,009) $40,827 ($3,402)
Master's Degree Sociology. 3
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural and Food Products Processing. 42 $23,250 $246 $72,209 ($6,017) $82,177 ($6,848)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Public Services. 18 $41,187 ($3,432)
Master's Degree Agricultural Public Services. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Animal Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 204 $22,757 $217 $36,514 ($3,043) $44,097 ($3,675)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 12
Doctoral Degree Animal Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 51 $24,844 $246 $57,747 ($4,812) $62,746 ($5,229)
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 39 $78,860 ($6,572) $111,107 ($9,259)
Doctoral Degree Food Science and Technology. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Food Science and Technology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 77 $21,905 $228 $45,569 ($3,797) $47,890 ($3,991)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 16
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 14
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 19
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources and Conservation, Other. 19 $23,979 $228
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 96 $390 $42,749 ($3,562) $50,734 ($4,228)
Doctoral Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 35
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 21
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 252 $24,999 $248 $41,028 ($3,419) $43,398 ($3,617)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 180 $262 $44,456 ($3,705) $73,321 ($6,110)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 11
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 55 $22,814 $228 $41,796 ($3,483)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 38 $22,873 $199 $68,918 ($5,743)
Master's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 7
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Engineering. 64 $27,000 $283 $69,661 ($5,805) $77,173 ($6,431)
Master's Degree Architectural Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 65 $24,750 $254 $72,014 ($6,001) $97,457 ($8,121)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 5
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 9
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 59 $25,250 $265 $63,707 ($5,309)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 12
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 8
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 137 $25,000 $244 $30,562 ($2,547) $38,866 ($3,239)
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 30 $280 $49,980 ($4,165) $47,059 ($3,922)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 43 $22,773 $230 $36,821 ($3,068)
Master's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate English Language and Literature, General. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 12
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 65 $21,500 $200 $28,301 ($2,358) $49,286 ($4,107)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 9
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 32 $27,500 $292 $36,681 ($3,057)
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 3
Master's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 1
Doctoral Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 30 $17,227 $186 $27,851 ($2,321)
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 24 $24,853 $231 $29,949 ($2,496)
Master's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 2
Doctoral Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 5
Master's Degree Genetics. 1
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 138 $22,775 $228 $27,980 ($2,332)
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 10
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biotechnology. 3
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Applied Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 9
Master's Degree Statistics. 8
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Statistics. 13
Master's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 7
Master's Degree Gerontology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Natural Sciences. 80 $20,500 $217 $26,953 ($2,246)
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 56 $24,625 $223 $34,666 ($2,889)
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 11
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Dispute Resolution. 29
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dispute Resolution. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Sustainability Studies. 2
Master's Degree Sustainability Studies. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 37 $26,000 $228 $35,165 ($2,930)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 13
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 15 $14,138 $150
Master's Degree Chemistry. 2
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 12
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 7
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 14
Master's Degree Physics. 6
Doctoral Degree Physics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Air Transportation. 45 $21,500 $217 $50,071 ($4,173) $59,840 ($4,987)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Air Transportation. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Dance. 2
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 16 $44,734 ($3,728)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 9 $29,333 ($2,444)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 7
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 57 $27,000 $286 $26,733 ($2,228) $37,783 ($3,149)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 17
Master's Degree Music. 10
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 37 $19,500 $180
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 22
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 17
Master's Degree Public Health. 20 $47,678 ($3,973)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 6
First Professional Degree Veterinary Medicine. 107
Master's Degree Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. 13
Doctoral Degree Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 57 $29,125 $257 $41,749 ($3,479) $44,612 ($3,718)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 20 $29,705 $265 $54,719 ($4,560)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business/Commerce, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree History. 27 $19,539 $178 $28,064 ($2,339) $49,990 ($4,166)
Master's Degree History. 7
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 183 $23,250 $244 $48,137 ($4,011) $59,548 ($4,962)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 56 $364 $77,531 ($6,461)
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 100 $24,250 $228 $57,755 ($4,813) $68,922 ($5,744)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 50 $210 $58,124 ($4,844)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 30 $21,287 $214 $42,157 ($3,513)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Finance and Financial Management Services. 15
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 154 $24,990 $246 $49,707 ($4,142) $63,146 ($5,262)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 24 $80,195 ($6,683)
Doctoral Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 54 $25,000 $257 $38,109 ($3,176) $35,503 ($2,959)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Business. 6
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 44 $24,308 $244 $55,864 ($4,655)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Marketing. 3
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 183 $25,000 $237 $48,695 ($4,058) $61,965 ($5,164)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Insurance. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 71
Bachelor's Degree General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 120 $19,641 $196 $49,760 ($4,147) $61,185 ($5,099)
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 39 $83,206 ($6,934)
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 10
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Mechanization. 20 $19,344 $205 $60,432 ($5,036)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Agricultural Production Operations. 6


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $87,516
Full time faculty: 93%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 19.0

School's endowment start of year: $628,723,073 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $860,561,816 (2022)