Top 2020 Colleges in Kansas

Kansas' 82 Colleges and Universities

Most of the colleges in Kansas range from four year universities to community colleges. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the Sunflower state:

  • Kansas is home to 40 four year colleges. Most of them are private not-for-profit colleges with bachelor programs.
  • There are 42 two year or less colleges. 28 of which are public community colleges.
  • Over the past 5 years, Kansas colleges have seen a small 0.10% increase in students. In 2017, 213,962 students were enrolled in college.
  • In total, there were 40,115 degrees awarded for the 2016-2017 school year. Thus, 50% of those awards were bachelor degrees.

Salary Breakdown

College Scorecard tells us alums from the University of Kansas earn the highest average salary. 10 years after starting school, the average alum from earns $64,000. Meanwhile, the 2017 mean annual wage in Kansas is $45,280. You do the math!

Kansas' Tuition Program

Kansas offers reduced tuition programs and state savings plans. For instance, check out the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP). It has tuition reduction for both public and private colleges in Kansas. It enrolled 735 out-of-state students in 2016-2017. In fact, the total amount of tuition saved was over $4.8 million.

As a result, private colleges offer a 10% reduction on tuition rates. Public colleges agree to charge no more than 150% of in-state school tuition. The savings fall between $500 and $5,000. Several other states such as Illinois and Indiana participate in this program.

The Kansas Learning Quest Savings Program offers education savings accounts to help students pay college expenses. Expenses include tuition, books, computer software, campus fees, room and board. The Kansas state government administers a 529 Education savings plan.

The plan has several tax advantages. The plan provides federal tax free growth and withdrawals along with full or partial state income tax deductions. The deductions could be up to $3,000 for single taxpayers or $6,000 for married/joint taxpayers.

Top Colleges in Kansas

Top Kansas colleges were ranked by total student population.

#1
27,690
Total Number of Students
$11,148 /$27,358
Tuition & Fees
93%
Acceptance Rate
#2
22,221
Total Number of Students
$10,383 /$25,887
Tuition & Fees
94%
Acceptance Rate
#3
18,373
Total Number of Students
$3,300 /$6,600
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#4
15,778
Total Number of Students
$8,270 /$17,452
Tuition & Fees
94%
Acceptance Rate
#5
8,374
Total Number of Students
$3,510 /$5,310
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate

All Colleges in Kansas

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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