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60 Schools in Kansas Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Fort Hays State University

    Hays, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,320
    Years Accredited
    99 (1915)
    Student Population
    15,450
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Fort Scott Community College

    Fort Scott, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,580
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    3,226
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Friends University

    Wichita, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,500
    Years Accredited
    63 (1951)
    Student Population
    3,787
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Garden City Community College

    Garden City, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,464
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    2,878
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Highland Community College

    Highland, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,180
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    5,406
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Hutchinson Community College

    Hutchinson, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,688
    Years Accredited
    54 (1960)
    Student Population
    9,488
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Independence Community College

    Independence, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,752
    Years Accredited
    57 (1957)
    Student Population
    1,998
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Johnson County Community College

    Overland Park, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,970
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    31,764
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Kansas City Kansas Community College

    Kansas City, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,250
    Years Accredited
    63 (1951)
    Student Population
    11,047
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,047
    Years Accredited
    98 (1916)
    Student Population
    27,119
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Kansas Wesleyan University

    Salina, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,600
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    984
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Labette Community College

    Parsons, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,460
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    2,996
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Manhattan Area Technical College

    Manhattan, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,895
    Years Accredited
    8 (2006)
    Student Population
    1,182
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Manhattan Christian College

    Manhattan, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,258
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    461
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    MidAmerica Nazarene University

    Olathe, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,500
    Years Accredited
    40 (1974)
    Student Population
    2,447
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    National American University-Overland Park

    Overland Park, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,919
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    807
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  18. School Name

    National American University-Wichita

    Wichita, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,919
    Years Accredited
    2 (2011)
    Student Population
    1,075
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Neosho County Community College

    Chanute, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,638
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    4,075
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Newman University

    Wichita, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,238
    Years Accredited
    47 (1967)
    Student Population
    4,165
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    North Central Kansas Technical College

    Beloit, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,841
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    1,180
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

Kansans find themselves squarely in the middle when it comes to increases in the cost of higher education. The state saw an overall public tuition increase of 28% since 2008, a figure that falls right under the national average of 30%. Concerned that higher costs will drive prospective students away, schools are working to control student tuition burdens. State tuition averages can't quite capture their efforts and students are encouraged to compare the price tags of individual degree programs in the state before enrolling.

College Enrollment

College enrollment rates in Kansas are substantially lower than national averages, jumping a meager 16% over the last ten years. Community college enrollments in the state even dropped by 3.8% in the 2012-13 school year. But while statewide two and four year enrollment rates fell or did not improve dramatically this year, many rates at individual schools did see encouraging jumps in enrollment. For instance, the Wichita Area Technical College saw an increase in enrollment of over 25% percent for the 2012-13 school year.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • LearningQuest: Administered by the Kansas State Treasurer and managed by American Century Investment, this 529 savings plan allows an individual to create a tax free investment account for a student of any age. Interest rates for these funds vary. Taxes will not apply unless the funds are removed for any purpose that does not qualify as "educational."
    • Charles Schwab: Like Learning Quest, this 529 plan is administered by the treasurer but is managed by Charles Schwab. Accounts may be established with deposits of as little as $25. Savers may invest in static portfolios or use age-based tracks that are actively managed or linked to index funds.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Kansas Learning First Alliance: Recognizing that preparing for a positive college experience begins years before a student sets foot on campus, the Kansas Learning First Alliance works as a coalition to bring relevant engagement resources and programming to students of all ages throughout the state.
    • Kansas Parent Information Resource Center: KPRIC serves as both an advocate and information resource for parents and students in Kansas. The Center offers programs to assist students at all levels to succeed and offers resources to families and educators in support of those goals.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Kansas Board of Regents: The Kansas Board of Regents are appointed by the Governor to address higher education issues in Kansas. The board disseminates information in the form of press and news releases.
    • KU Today: As the official news outlet for the University of Kansas, KU Today provides valuable insight into the news of the day and maintains an emphasis on analyzing higher education trends specific to the state of Kanas.
    • Kansas City Business Journal: The state's leading business publication maintains an online digest of the latest state, regional and national education news.

Higher Education in Kansas

Kansas Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 51% Kansas
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.9 ACT Kansas
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Kansas

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    Public 2-Year
  • KS US
    Public 4-Year
  • KS US
    Private 4-year

Kansas Institutions

  • KS US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • KS US
    Public
    Institutions
  • KS US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • KS US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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