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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,913 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
9,213 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
84.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,171 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Kansas State University is $9,012, which is $2,021 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $23,913, which is 265% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,537 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,431.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Kansas State University received 9,213 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.38% annual growth. Out of those 9,213 applicants, 8,667 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.1% acceptance rate.

There were 23,779 students enrolled at Kansas State University in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kansas State University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Kansas State University has a total enrollment of 23,779 students. The full-time enrollment at Kansas State University is 20,156 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,623. This means that 84.8% of students enrolled at Kansas State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kansas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.1% White, 6.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 0.44% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kansas State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (30%), followed by White Female (27.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.43%), followed by White Male (2.44%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.25%).

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In 2016, 292 more women than men graduated from Kansas State University. The majority of students graduating from Kansas State University are White. These 4,380 graduates mean that there were 14.1 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 310 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Kansas State University is General Animal Sciences with 195 graduates, followed by General Human Development & Family Studies with 189 graduates and Elementary Education & Teaching with 165 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Kansas State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 686 graduates, followed by Human Sciences with 434 graduates and Architecture and Related Services with 120 graduates.


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Kansas State University has an endowment valued at nearly $488M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $609,317 (0.12%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Kansas State University had a total expenditure of $779M. Of that $779M, they spent $386M on salaries and $100M on benefits.

Kansas State University employs 287 Assistant professors, 285 Associate professors, and 276 Professors. Most academics at Kansas State University are Male Professors (213), Male Associate professors (163), and Male Assistant professors (151).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kansas State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 625 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 536 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 475 employees.



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