Kansas State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,489
2022 Average Net Price
$18,855
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.903%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
95.1%
9,706 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
19,722
81.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
68.5%
2,416 Graduates

About

Kansas State University is a higher education institution located in Riley County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Kansas State University were Mechanical Engineering (182 degrees awarded), Nutrition Sciences (163 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (151 degrees).

In 2022, 6,027 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kansas State University. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,683 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (392 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kansas State University is $9,489, which is $−20,661 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kansas State University is $9,489, which is $−20,661 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,855.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending Kansas State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,489
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kansas State University was $9,489. The cost of tuition at Kansas State University is $−20,661 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$18,855
2022 Value
5.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kansas State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,855. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kansas State University grew by 5.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,168
Room and Board
$1,006
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kansas State University was of $9,168 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,006. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.87% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Kansas State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.37% with respect to 2021, when 73% 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.
0.903%
2019 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kansas State University was 0.903%, which represents 38 out of the 4207 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 9,706 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.18% annual growth. Out of those 9,706 applicants, 9,234 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.1% acceptance rate.

There were 19,722 students enrolled at Kansas State University in 2022.

Kansas State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
9,234
Accepted Out of 9,706

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kansas State University was 95.1% (9,234 admissions from 9,706 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 95.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.18%, while admissions declined by −1.67%..

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Enrollment

Kansas State University had a total enrollment of 19,722 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kansas State University is 15,992 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,730. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Kansas State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kansas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.5% White, 8.17% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 3.01% Black or African American, 2.04% Asian, 0.477% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0913% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kansas State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.3%), followed by White Female (40.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kansas State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,722 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas State University is 15,992 and the part-time enrollment is 3,730. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Kansas State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 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 (84%), Kansas State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    15,096 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,612 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    688 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kansas State University is 76.5% White, 8.17% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 3.01% Black or African American, 2.04% Asian, 0.477% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0913% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 224 students (1.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 585 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 (4,683 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (392 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kansas State University is Mechanical Engineering (182 degrees awarded), followed by Nutrition Sciences (163 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (151 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Human Sciences (271 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (384 degrees), and Engineering (544 degrees).

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 (1,604,493 people), Secondary school teachers (466,280 people), Software developers (450,893 people), Other managers (402,568 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (349,318 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University in 2022 are Human Sciences (271 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (384 degrees), Engineering (544 degrees), Education (791 degrees), and Transportation (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Human Sciences (271 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (384 degrees), Engineering (544 degrees), Education (791 degrees), and Transportation (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2,823,688 people), Computer Systems Design (501,049 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (442,377 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (391,434 people), and Construction (338,357 people).

The most specialized majors at Kansas State University are Human Sciences (271 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (384 degrees), Engineering (544 degrees), Education (791 degrees), and Transportation (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 182 degrees awarded
  2. 163 degrees awarded
  3. 151 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kansas State University was Mechanical Engineering with 182 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,721
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,306
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,721 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas State University, which is 0.823 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,306).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 179 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas State University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 11.9 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 252 degrees were awarded to men at Kansas State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 5.48 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 40% of students graduating from Kansas State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kansas State University is Female and White (72.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.455% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,683 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    392 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    196 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kansas State University is white (4,683 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (392 degrees).

1.36% of degree recipients (82 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,626 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,057 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 (2,626 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2057 degrees).

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Operations

Kansas State University has an endowment valued at nearly $913M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.66M (0.182%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Kansas State University had a total salary expenditure of 830M. Kansas State University employs 282 Professors, 242 Associate professors and 167 Assistant professors. Most academics at Kansas State University are Male Professor (203), Male Associate professor (140), and Female Associate professor (102).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 585 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 435 employees, and Management with 428 employees.

Endowment

$913M
2022 Endowment
6.07%
growth from 2021

Kansas State University has an endowment valued at about $913M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Kansas State University grew 6.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $540M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$396M
2022 Salaries
2.62%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Kansas State University paid a median of $396M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($830M) and a 2.62% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$89.2M
Instructional Salaries
914
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kansas State University paid a total of $89.2M to 914 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
282 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
585 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kansas State University were Professor with 282 employees, Associate professor with 242 employees, and Assistant professor with 167 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas State University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 585 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 435 employees, and Management with 428 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kansas State University was Male Professor with 203 employees, Male Associate professor with 140 employees, and Female Associate professor with 102 employees.

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