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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,148 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
2,503 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
80.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
524 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Pittsburg State University is $5,396, which is $1,595 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,148, which is 299% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,228 less 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 $12,967.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Pittsburg State University received 2,503 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.19% annual decline. Out of those 2,503 applicants, 2,186 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.3% acceptance rate.

There were 7,102 students enrolled at Pittsburg State University in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pittsburg State University has an overall enrollment yield of 46.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Pittsburg State University has a total enrollment of 7,102 students. The full-time enrollment at Pittsburg State University is 5,709 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,393. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at Pittsburg State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pittsburg State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77% White, 5.46% Two or More Races, 4.86% Hispanic or Latino, 3.42% Black or African American, 1.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.84% Asian, and 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pittsburg State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.9%), followed by White Female (28.3%) and Two or More Races Male (2.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.7%), followed by White Male (1.08%) and Two or More Races Male (0.08%).

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In 2016, 157 more women than men graduated from Pittsburg State University. The majority of students graduating from Pittsburg State University are White. These 1,352 graduates mean that there were 20.2 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or more races, with 67 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Pittsburg State University is Registered Nursing with 101 graduates, followed by Elementary Education & Teaching with 76 graduates and General Business with 69 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Pittsburg State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Communication Technologies, with 46 graduates, followed by Engineering Technologies with 239 graduates and Education with 418 graduates.


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Pittsburg State University has an endowment valued at nearly $71.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $72,865 (0.1%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Pittsburg State University had a total expenditure of $106M. Of that $106M, they spent $50.4M on salaries and $15.3M on benefits.

Pittsburg State University employs 99 Professors, 83 Associate professors, and 76 Assistant professors. Most academics at Pittsburg State University are Male Professors (66), Male Associate professors (51), and Male Assistant professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pittsburg State University are: Management, with 119 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 90 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 80 employees.



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