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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

    Northwest Kansas Technical College

    Goodland, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    610
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Ottawa University-Kansas City

    Overland Park, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,840
    Years Accredited
    40 (1974)
    Student Population
    1,085
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Ottawa University-Online

    Ottawa, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,020
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    850
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Ottawa University-Ottawa

    Ottawa, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $23,000
    Years Accredited
    101 (1914)
    Student Population
    625
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Pinnacle Career Institute-Lawrence

    Lawrence, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,620
    Years Accredited
    25 (1989)
    Student Population
    226
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Pittsburg State University

    Pittsburg, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,494
    Years Accredited
    100 (1915)
    Student Population
    8,922
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Pratt Community College

    Pratt, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,012
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    2,417
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Seward County Community College and Area Technical School

    Liberal, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,368
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    2,670
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Southwestern College

    Winfield, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,756
    Years Accredited
    82 (1932)
    Student Population
    3,445
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Sterling College

    Sterling, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,200
    Years Accredited
    58 (1957)
    Student Population
    721
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Tabor College

    Hillsboro, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,740
    Years Accredited
    50 (1965)
    Student Population
    843
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    The Art Institutes International–Kansas City

    Lenexa, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,678
    Years Accredited
    6 (2008)
    Student Population
    826
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  14. School Name

    University of Kansas

    Lawrence, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,678
    Years Accredited
    102 (1913)
    Student Population
    31,617
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Wichita Campus

    Wichita, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    267
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    University of Saint Mary

    Leavenworth, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,980
    Years Accredited
    87 (1928)
    Student Population
    1,606
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Washburn Institute of Technology

    Topeka, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    1,386
    School Type
    Public, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Washburn University

    Topeka, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,486
    Years Accredited
    102 (1913)
    Student Population
    8,671
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Wichita Area Technical College

    Wichita, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,634
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    4,082
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Wichita State University

    Wichita, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,442
    Years Accredited
    81 (1934)
    Student Population
    19,348
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Wright Career College

    Overland Park, KS
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,640
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    3,016
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 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

  • KS US
    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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