Kansas State University

119 Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-6250
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Kansas State University is a public research university that serves more than 23,000 students at its campus in Manhattan, Kans. The university was founded as Bluemont Central College in 1858, transferred to the State of Kansas by the provisions of the Morrill Act in 1863, and became Kansas State Agricultural College. The college was renamed Kansas State College in 1931 and Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science in 1959. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Kansas State University 139th in the National Universities category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. In addition to its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas State University also has campuses in Salina and Olathe, Kan.

Programs Offered

Kansas State University is composed of colleges of agriculture, architecture, planning and design, arts and sciences, business administration, education, engineering, human ecology, technology and aviation, and veterinary medicine. The school offers more than 250 undergraduate majors, 65 master’s degrees, 45 doctoral degrees, and 22 graduate certificates. Majors offered include accounting, aeronautical technology, agribusiness, anthropology, art, biology, chemistry, criminology, dietetics, digital media technology, economics, English, finance, geography, and geology. Kansas State University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs, certificate programs, and graduate degree programs online. Online bachelor’s degree completion programs include animal sciences and industry, dietetics, early childhood education, family studies and human services, food sciences and industry, general business, social science, and technology management. Online graduate degrees include agribusiness, chemical engineering, dietetics, mechanical engineering, merchandising, operations research, and youth development.


The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Kansas State University since 1916.


Kansas State University requires students to submit a 21 or higher ACT composite score or a 980 or higher SAT score, rank in the top third of the high school graduating class, or graduate with a 2.0 or higher GPA (2.5 or higher for out-of-state residents). The university also requires students to submit a completed application with a $50 application fee for late enrollment. Individual programs may set further requirements.


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