Colleges in Kansas

Colleges in Kansas

At the geographic center of the United States, Kansas is known as Midway, USA. It’s also popularly known as “The Wheat State” and “The Sunflower State.” When it comes to colleges in Kansas, there are six state-operated public universities, one municipal, one federal, and one military college. There are 19 community colleges and a handful of technical schools, as well. The oldest continuously-operating college in Kansas is Baker University. Kansas weather varies widely depending upon region, while it’s top industries reflect its status is the middle point for the US. Trade, transportation and utilities is the largest area of employment in Kansas, followed by government and then professional and business services. The Sunflower State is home to attractions such as the Strataca and Cosmosphere, as well as the Spencer Museum of Art and Wichita Gardens.
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University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is a public research institution. The main campus is located in Lawrence, Kansas, and is one of five in the University of Kansas system. KU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors in one of the largest college towns in the...

“…As with other colleges, freshman year generally means class sizes in the hundreds. However, the professors and teaching assistants do a relatively good job on relaying information to classes of these sizes. Most of my classes used PowerPoint slides...” – Nik from Kansas City

Kansas State University

Founded in 1858 as Bluemont Central College, Kansas State University is a 4-year public institution in northeast Kansas. K-State hosts 11 colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 250 academic majors. In addition, the Kansas State...

“…There are large lectures and small group classes so everyone can learn in an environment right for them. The professors are smart and well educated. Lots of them take them time, if you come see them, to personally help you when you need it.” – Victoria from Topeka, KS

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Southwestern College is a private school in southern Kansas. Southwestern confers bachelor’s degrees in 24 fields of study. As part of its technological initiative, Southwestern issues a laptop to every...

“…This school has several faculty members who are here for the soul purpose of helping your get your desired degree. My favorite thing about these staff members is that even if one person can't help you, then you always have another staff member to...” – Cody from Wamego, KS

Wichita State University

Situated at the top of a hill overlooking downtown, Wichita State University is a 4-year public research institution in Wichita. Wichita State features seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an Honors College and...

“…I really like the classes I am taking. All of them teach me so much. The teachers try to do classwork that suits all different learners so that they all have a chance to learn. All of my teachers/ professors love answering questions that I have. I...” – Chelsea from Wichita, KS

Fort Hays State University is a public institution located in the rural town of Hays, Kansas. Admission to FHSU is rated as “selective.”  Many students choose to study business support services, nursing, or elementary education. The school operates...

“…Great experience. So many of the professors go above and beyond to make sure that you not only learn everything that you need to know but that you apply it to the best of your ability. Even with being a DII university, the class sizes allow for the...” – Nakeisha from Garden City, KS

Washburn University

Originally founded as a combination high school/private Congregational school, Washburn University is a 4-year university in the Kansas state capital of Topeka. Washburn hosts five colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in over 200 academic fields...

“…I knew that coming into college was expected to be a bit tough compoared to high school, which I never really had to work hard in high school to succeed well. Although, just from my first week of classes at Washburn, I learned more than I really...” – Leah from Abilene, KS

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University is a public institution based in rural southeast Kansas. The school operates a second satellite campus in the Kansas City Metro area. Pitt State is home to the Tyler Research Center which houses both the Kansas Polymer...

“…The general education classes are not particularly difficult, but they are filled with a lot of interesting information. My major is Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis. My core classes that go towards my major are pretty challenging and filled...” – Kathyn from Pittsburg, KS

Emporia State University

Founded in 1863, Emporia State University is a public institution with “selective” admissions that offers a flat rate tuition. The Emporia State campus houses the Johnston Geology Museum, the Peterson Planetarium, and the Richard H. Schmidt Museum of...

“…My classes are pretty easy! Though I am learning a lot of new topics. It is like a continuation from what I learned in high school! But classes are more fun and there is a lot more down time.” – Kristine from Tecumseh, KS

Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Overland Park, Kansas. Academics at Johnson County feature a wide variety of course delivery methods, including self-paced, face-to-face, online, hybrid, internships, and...

“…The teachers at Johnson County Community College, like the students, are greatly diverse. They come from all different backgrounds and experiences and have a lot of knowledge to share! In the classes that I have taken, the teachers have put a lot of...” – Jennifer from Shawnee, KS

Butler Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in El Dorado, Kentucky, with satellite campuses in Rose Hill, Andover, Wichita, Marion, and Council Grove. Butler offers Meta Majors as one of their many pathway options, which are...

“…Yes! I am learning a ton. Especially with the Computer classes and the General Eds” – Ethan from Bel Aire, KS

Newman University is a private, Christ-centered institution established on an urban, 61-acre campus in Wichita, Kansas, with satellite facilities in Independence, Parsons, Dodge City, Colorado Springs, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. The college offers...

Baker University

Founded in 1858, Baker University is a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The campus is a registered arboretum and based in the rural town of Baldwin City, Kansas. Popular majors include sociology, sport and fitness...

“…I am learning so much not only about the course materials, but also how to grow up and take control of my own future. ” – Eldina from Saint Louis, MO

Sterling College

Sterling College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in the state of Kansas. Students enrolling at Sterling are required to live on campus, with the exception of students who are either living with immediate family, or in their fifth...

“…Learning a lot is a understatement. The teachers love what they do and that is evident in the classroom. If you need help they make time and really try to help you understand the material better. ” – Katy from Reserve, NM

Established in 1887, McPherson College is a private, Christ-centered institution located on a 27-acre, urban campus in Kansas. MC offers career-oriented programs in over 30 fields of study, as well as the opportunity for students to create their own...

“…McPherson College is a fantastic school, it's the perfect size and people here really care about students. They have great extracurricular programs and student employment opportunities. The only down side is a lack of degree options.” – James from Goddard, KS

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Kansas. In addition to the main campus, HCC maintains two satellite locations in Newton and McPherson, as well as an online campus. Visitors to the campus can...

“…Well worth the money. Everyone on campus is extremely nice. We have the best junior men's college basketball team in the nation. ” – Dalton from Hutchinson, KS

University of Saint Mary

The University of Saint Mary is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Leavenworth, Kansas, with a satellite campus located in Overland Park which hosts undergraduate degree-completion and graduate programs one evening per week. USM...

“…A small college. You get to meet new people and learn new things. USM is a good school to start at.” – Kenny from Reno, NV

Benedictine College

Founded in 1859, Benedictine College is a private, Roman Catholic institution sponsored by both the Mount St. Scholastica Monastery and St. Benedict’s Abbey. Located in Atchison, Kansas, Benedictine also has a campus in Florence, Italy. This...

“…Since it is a liberal arts college there are a variety of classes to take and learn about. The classes range from Introduction to Theology, Survey of Motion Picture History, Financial Management, Dance, and Nursing. ” – Regina from Saint Louis, MO

Established in 1919, Garden City Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Kansas. The college offers programs in Business & Industry, General Education, and a number of Career Technical fields, many of which are...

Tabor College

Tabor College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Hillsboro, Kansas. Students are required to attend chapel, and recordings of chapel events are available online as podcasts. The campus features the Tabor College library, which...

“…I am learning a lot at Tabor College, but while I am learning in the class I'm also learning about life outside of college and how to be a better person when i leave Tabor. College definitely is a time to mature and grow in your thinking as well as...”

Cowley College is a 2-year community college with five locations in southern Kansas. Cowley features seven academic departments offering over 120 degree and certificate-granting programs of study. Students in the Cosmetology Department provide hair...

“…The teachers work with each student. The classes are small therefore each student gets more one on one time with those teachers. Most teachers know extra ways to help break down material for the students to understand. ” – Alyssa from Wellington, KS

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a 2-year community college. KCKCC offers degrees and certificates in over 110 areas of study. The college also includes a technical education center and the Pioneer Career Center, which provides continuing...

“…KCKCC is a good school to either take basics or get an associate at. The teachers offer a lot of help. Also a lot of diversity so you always meet new people.” – Allison from Kansas City, KS

Cloud County Community College is a 2-year institution serving 12 counties with two campuses in north central Kansas. Cloud County is home to 12 fields of study granting degrees and certificates and its rural location provides a hands-on learning lab...

“…receiving my ASG at Cloud County Community College has been a great experience. As a non traditional student I have found the staff and students to be very helpful and supportive. ” – Debra from Enterprise, KS

Haskell Indian Nations University is a federal, tribal institution established in Lawrence, Kansas. HINU serves a Native American student population of approximately 1,000 per semester and features a primarily native faculty and staff. HINU offers 12...

“…To learn a lot here you have to know which classes to take. I have picked a range of classes so I get to get the most out of my college experience.” – Jesica from Lawrence, KS

Barton Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Great Bend, Kansas, with satellite campuses in Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth, and Grandview Plaza.  Barton offers over 70 academic and career programs, nearly half of which are...

“…The teachers have a lot of information and are willing to help you succeed. ” – Janae from Great Bend, KS

Coffeyville Community College is a 2-year community college located in the southeastern corner of Kansas. CCC maintains an Honors Program and selection is based on a close examination of every application rather solely on GPA or standardized test...

“…Coffeyville Community College is a great school. The teachers are good, the sudents are friendly, and there are so many opportunities for students. The staff is very helpful and will do whatever they can to help you succeed!” – Jessica from Independence, KS

MidAmerica Nazarene University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Olathe, Kansas, and it is one of eleven Nazarene education institutions in the country. Students attending MNU are required to attend chapel, and traditional...

“…Of course you think well it's college you have to learn something but no! This is a fun and exciting university to be at whether I'm in the class room or working on campus I always fill like I have learned something at the end of the day. ” – Rory from Colorado Springs, CO

Colby Community College is a 2-year community college in western Kansas. CCC offers degrees and certificates in over 50 fields of study and ranks number one amongst the state’s community colleges in terms of graduation rate. CCC’s course book...

“…Colby has done nothing but helped me with every question I've had about admission to financial aid, all the way to taking online classes. Every person I have talked to has been so friendly and seems to really enjoy helping me with all of my questions...” – Kendra from WaKeeney, KS

Dodge City Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a 145-acre, suburban campus in Kansas. The college offers over 30 academic and vocational degree programs in a variety of fields, including Dietetics, Music, Agribusiness,...

“…Well your in Kansa for crying out lound!!! If you in joy rodeo this is the school for you. Basketball, Track & field and football these sports are good here too!! ” – Candace from Lauderhill, FL

Fort Scott Community College is a 2-year institution and the oldest continuously operating community college in Kansas. FSCC offers over 40 programs of study and over 50 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public Kansas college or university....

Bethany College

Bethany College Kansas is a private, Lutheran, liberal arts institution in the city of Lindsborg. The campus and its surrounding areas are rich with cultural tradition and Swedish heritage, making Bethany College an epicenter for students of art and...

“…i thought the people at bethany were very helpful when i attended early registration.” – Viktoria from Keenesburg, CO

Allen Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Iola, Kansas, with a satellite campus in Burlingame. The college offers over 60 academic programs that lead to associate degrees, CTE certificates, and licenses. Allen maintains...

“…I have taken a variety of classes while here at Allen County Community College. I have taken classes in biology, chemistry, business, history, computer technology, and physical education. While here, I have learned substantial amounts of...” – Nicholas from Thayer, KS

Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University is a private, 4-year institution established in the city of Salina. KWU offers students the opportunity to learn and travel with their Wesleyan Journey program, which awards course credit through experiential learning. The...

“…The teachers are amazing. The classes are small enough that the teacher knows your name, is willing to help you individually, and you know most of your classmates both in the classroom and out of it. The teachers have a way of covering the same topic...” – Shelby from Hutchinson, KS

Central Christian College of Kansas

Central Christian College of Kansas is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the city of McPherson. Full-time students attending classes on Central’s campus are required to complete 20 Spiritual Formation credits per semester, which...

“…Central is a Christian community that is working to build well rounded graduates. It is not perfect, no college will be but it is the closest I found. ” – Lizzie from Oregon

Originally founded as a radio licensing academy, Grantham University is a for-profit online university designed for first generation students and students serving in the military. Grantham is home to four colleges of Business, Nursing, Engineering,...

Pratt Community College is a 2-year community college and vocational school in southern Kansas. Pratt confers degrees and certificates in 52 academic and technical programs including Animal Science and Sports Administration. The college’s Agriculture...

“…PCC is a fantastic small college where professors know the students and you get plenty of one on one time. I feel at home in this school. The Rodeo team is a great way to get in on the action.” – Cody from Strong City, KS

Independence Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in southeast Kansas offering 35 associate degrees and 11 certificates. ICC’s theater arts program provides more classroom interaction with guest artists than any other Kansas...

Seward County Community College is a 2-year college serving a seven county area in southwest Kansas. Seward is home to five academic divisions conferring degrees and certificates in over 45 fields of study. Students in the firefighter certification...

“…SCCC/ATS was my first college experience. The teachers are very well suited for teaching many of the subjects found on campus. I would recommend anyone that is interested in attending a community college because SCCC/ATS is a great place to start. ” – Cesar from Liberal, KS

Hesston College is a 2-year Christ-centered liberal arts college located in central Kansas. An affiliate of the Mennonite Church, Hesston requires all students to enroll in a Biblical Literature course. One of the college’s most enduring traditions...

“…The professors at Hesston College are very relational with the students in each class. With a student-teacher ratio of 12-1, and lab ratio of 7-1, the ability to form a strong relationship with each professor is phenomenal. From in-class help to...” – Connor from Hesston, KS

Labette Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in southeast Kansas. LCC is home to 31 academic departments granting associate degrees and certificates, as well as pre-professional medical programs and workforce education. For...

“…As of yet, I have taken general education requirements. Although the instructors vary in their methods of teaching, they all seem to show efficiency and experience. The best part about LCC is that everyone - the instructors, as well as the people in...” – maggie from Erie, KS

Neosho County Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses in southeast Kansas. Neosho offers over 40 degree and certificate-granting programs including Athletic Training and Court Reporter Certification. For students who wish to live on...

Friends University Kansas is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Wichita in 1898. The college offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate-level academic programs with classes that boast a 10:1 student-teach ratio and online learning...

“…The class sizes are very small so you get a lot of one on one time with the professors. They have plenty open offices hours for you to visit if you need help.” – Quaprice from Wichita, KS

Formerly known as Wichita Area Technical College, Wichita State University Tech is a 2-year community college with three campuses in central Kansas. WSU Tech features over 100 technical and vocational programs granting degrees and certificates. The...

Manhattan Christian College is a 4-year Christ-centered institution with an emphasis on ministry. MCC is home to three academic departments, Bible/Theology, Christian Ministry, and General Studies, as well as a Distance Education Department offering...

“…I just love the teachers here, they care about you as an individual. I have never learned so much! As a student with learning disabilities and having little to no Biblical background, I have learned a tremendous amount about not just the Bible, but...” – Karla from Haysville, KS

Barclay College is a private, Christ-centered institution established on a rural, 20-acre campus in Haviland, Kansas. The college offers 25 major and minor programs for both undergraduates and graduates, featuring fields of study such as Pastoral...

“…Barclay is a fantastic small college. The sense of community is fantastic. The location is the perfect learning environment (small town). ” – Matthew from Colorado Springs, CO

Founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica with a mission to offer higher education opportunities to immigrants and the working class, Donnelly College is a private Catholic school in Kansas City, Kansas. Featuring a remarkably...

Highland Community College is a 2-year community college in northeast Kansas and the first college in the state. HCC offers degrees and certificates in more than 60 subjects in 18 academic disciplines. Highland has articulation agreements with 10...

Flint Hills Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school in eastern Kansas. Flint Hills offers 16 associate degree fields of study, 14 technical certificate-granting programs, and seven licensure certificates in healthcare subjects....

“…I think that Flint Hills has a very nice Campus. They have a very welcoming staff. Classes are very hands on and enjoyable.” – Amanda from Lyndon, KS

Manhattan Area Technical College is a 2-year technical and community college serving a six-county area in northeast Kansas. Manhattan Tech is home to six academic departments hosting degree and certificate-granting programs. In addition to its...

Ottawa University-Ottawa

Ottawa University is a private, 4-year institution established in the state of Kansas. Academics at OU are primarily focused on Business, Education, Arts, and Sciences. The college is home to a significantly robust advisor facility, known as the...

“…Ottawa is a great school for those who would like to get to know their teachers on a first name basis-it has a very small town feel and everyone knows everyone. The staff is great, very friendly and willing to help you if you need anything. The...” – Kaitlyn from Scott City, KS

Northwest Kansas Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school featuring 15 degree and certificate-granting programs. Every Northwest Tech program includes the job success guarantee, ensuring that if an employer declares that any...

“…Its a top Wellington doné building incide ADN our. Everyone is so kind to students. A dream come true.” – Ismael from Goodland, KS

Bethel College-Kansas

Bethel College is a private, liberal arts institution located in North Newton, Kansas, and is the only college in the state classified as a National Liberal Arts College. The first Mennonite institution founded in North America, Bethel has been...

“…The teachers at Bethel are interested in teaching making it easier to learn. There are many majors with highly qualified teachers. There is a challenge to learn new things and people will sit down and help you reach your goal.” – Orrie from Flagstaff, AZ

Cleveland University-Kansas City is a school of chiropractic and health sciences in the Kansas City, Kansas, suburbs. In addition to three associate degree programs, CUKC offers a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology as well as a master’s degree in...

“…Many professors teach in an organized way. Scheduling allows me to still spend time with my family. I'd like to be more involved in research as soon as possible.” – Jacob from Kansas City, MO

Established in 1965, North Central Kansas Technical College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Beloit and Hays. NCK Tech offers 24 career-oriented fields of study between its two campuses, with programs ranging between 9 and 18...

Established in 1965, Salina Area Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in Kansas. Salina Tech offers career and technical-oriented programs in nearly 20 fields of study, awarding certificates, diplomas, and degrees up to an...

Established in 1938, Kansas Christian College is a private, Christ-centered institution located on a six-building campus in Overland Park. KCC offers traditional associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in six fields of study and four online degree...

Ottawa University-Online is the internet-based hub for classes offered by Ottawa University, a Christian-focused non-profit institution. Ottawa’s online program offers 26 bachelor’s degree majors and seven master’s degree programs via web-based...

“…Ottawa University is a great way to complete a BA or BS degree quickly. Having all courses be 4 semester hours and 8 weeks long is great! Very military-friendly as well!” – Steven from Apo, AE

Established in 1865, Ottawa University-Kansas City is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Overland Park. The college offers 16 bachelor’s degree programs with a variety of concentration options, as well as seven master’s degree programs...

Affiliated with the Methodist church, Saint Paul School of Theology is a Christian seminary with two campuses in Kansas City and Oklahoma City. In partnership with the Church of the Resurrection, Saint Paul offers master’s degrees in Divinity,...

Established in 1901, Central Baptist Theological Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Shawnee, Kansas, with satellite teaching centers in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Michigan. Central offers four academic programs including a...

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