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...

“…The University of Kansas has great professional schools with devoted professors who take education beyond the classroom. The campus environment is beautiful and the students population is very active in organizations. The University of Kansas houses...” – Zach from Overland Park, KS

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...

“…kansas state university is an all around great university weither it be their sports team or academics. this university has such a welcoming atmosphere. manhattan and kansas state have a small town feel but in a bigger college experience.” – Student from Manhattan, 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...

“…It is a beautiful campus with a wonderful community. The professors, especially in the math and science department, have an open door policy and are always willing to help. ” – Abriana from Sherman, TX

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...

“…wichita state university is a college where you are not just a number. here, there are world-class engineering, business, and education opportunities. wichita state is all about making the college experience yours.” – Drew from WICHITA, KS

Fort Hays State University

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...

“…fort hays state is wonderful college to attend. small classes and wonderful instructors leads the way to an awarding career. i recommend fort hays state to everyone.” – CHELSEA from WASHINGTON, 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...

“…Provides a very strong medical education. Campus isn't too big to walk to classes. Offers in class and online education.” – Naomi from topeka, 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...

“…Affordable and good university with good teachers. Very clean and organized campus. Lots of majors available and everything is managable.” – A. 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...

“…emporia state university is a great school, it is a very student driven campus with lots of opportunity's to get involved with the community and different clubs. the teachers and staff are very welcoming and go out of there way to make sure all needs...” – Natasha from Osborne, KS

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 professors at JCCC are outstanding, especially in the Mathematics and Science departments. Each professor I've come into contact with has taken an interest in my personal journey as well as other students in the classroom, and has gone above and...” – Kristian from Spring Hill, 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...

“…Butler has opened my eyes to the possibilities that a school can offer. Butler has also opened my eyes to seek a higher education for the benefit of my family. Butler is a fantastic regional community college, which has a reputation for students who...” – Mario from Wichita, 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...

“…Student body is more considerate than the average group of college-aged people. Classes offered cover a broad range of out-of-the-ordinary views of common subjects. A lot of social events planned by school!” – Danielle from Grandview, MO

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...

“…Baker University is an incredibly friendly and welcoming environment. After a few weeks, you actually start to feel as if you have joined some new family that is there to help you along with whatever you need. And the campus can only be described as...” – Robert from Ottawa, KS

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...

“…Everyone knows everyone and takes care of each other. Such a nice atmosphere to constantly be around. The whole town supports the school and the sport teams.” – Haley from Whittier, CA

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...

“…Beautiful campus. Great school. Can't wait to further my education there.” – Miyana from Hill City, KS

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...

“…I would say my time at hutch right now is very great. The teachers here are awesome and the students here are all friendly.” – Juwan from Oklahoma City, OK

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...

“…Great small school, good community atmosphere. Teachers are more than willing to help you succeed and the small class size give you that ability. Every sport is played here, and everyone goes out and supports their school, a tight school community. ” – Raymundo from Iowa Park, TX

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...

“…close-knit, faith-centered, fun-loving college. serious about their studies, and serious about their fun. one of america's best top colleges!” – M. from San Diego, CA

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...

“…Garden City Community College had great teachers and a well-maintained campus.” – Tajia from Garden City, KS

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...

“…So far I love Tabor College, it is a great place to meet solid friends. They offer excellent academic courses. Professors are not only involved in your personal work in class but also your spiritual life.” – annonymous

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...

“…this place is a small, close-knit family. everyone is willing to help you any way they can. a great place for home-schooled kids especially.” – Kathrine from Arkansas City, 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...

“…I love all the diversity at this school. They have a lot of clubs, organizations and programs to offer for almost every interest. All my teachers are very dedicated and help me with every question, every one is very helpful.” – Ciara 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...

“…Cloud is a great school to start for those students not wanting to start at a four year university right away, whom enjoy a fun small college atmosphere, great teachers and cheaper tuition fees than Universities.” – Jonathan from Clay Center, 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...

“…great folks. once on campus you will get the feeling that you have 'arrived' somewhere. an amazing education, friends for life and all the best is what you will find here! very historic campus surrounded by a great community!” – Bobby from Drumright, OK

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...

“…I am having a great time meeting new people and playing baseball. I am learning to organize my time better to get my homework turned in on time. Barton is just the right size to transition into college from High School” – Creighton` from Wichita, 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...

“…I rate my institution a 7 because of the dorm situations. Educational wise i love it. Student life is great and athletics are really highly ranked.” – Kadeem from Kansas City, MO

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...

“…Great Professors who genuinely care about their students. Beautiful campus (your money goes to the grass upkeep hahaha jk) Great community to grow and flourish in your knowledge, both academically and internally. ” – John from Olathe, KS

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,...

“…Good place to earn degree, classes are not extremely difficult. Most teachers are approachable and will tell you when they are available. Affordable.” – K from Dodge City, KS

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....

“…FSCC is a good school for freshmen. The teachers are understanding, will help with whatever the students need. FSCC credits transfer to almost everywhere!” – Annie from Fayetteville, AR

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...

“…One the best schools I could have chosen for me, in that it does not feel like I am just a number but rather a friend and student. The environment is that of a family, everyone is friendly and interested in you as a person.” – Gabrielle from Westminster, 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...

“…allen community college is a great college for students looking to get started in their education. the staff is a great help in answering any questions you may have. they want you to succeed at allen, so anything they can do to help, they will.” – Cheyenne from Eudora, KS

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...

“…a great school.many options for your major.great staff.” – Dixie from Solomon, KS

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...

“…It is a well balanced christian college where I believe that I am receiving a good education.” – Dawn from Chicago, IL

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...

“…It is a very helpful school and when i need help i always get that extra help I need. They have many opportunities for you to become active. You will learn because there are good instructors.” – Tiara from Parsons, KS

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 is a great place for me and for my career. Its also close to home. I love SCCC.” – Cristian from Hugoton, 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...

“…Caring professors on a beautiful campus, provides most sports except football. located in a small town which is only 45 min from Wichita. I have really enjoyed my first semester at Hesston.” – Weston from Elkins, AR

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...

“…I was able to experience times of my life I will never forget from this school. Great staff, community, and school. Makes you feel right at home and the staff and community seem like family. ” – Kelsey from Cherryvale, 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...

“…Neosho County Community College is a great school for those who are serious about getting the education that they need. It has less students than a four year university, which makes classroom sizes smaller, and it makes it easier to learn. The...” – Kayla from Lawrence, KS

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...

“…graduate advisor is real cool and gets work done fast. the christian ministry department is really nice. friends is a collage but not to large.” – Rhonda 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...

“…Excellent enrollment process. Very helpful everywhere I needed it. If in need just ask.” – Chris from Wichita, KS

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...

“…THIS SCHOOL IS COOL HELPS OUT WHERE NEEDED SMALL FOR BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF PEOPLE OFFER GREAT OPPERATUINTIES FOR EVERYONE” – jennifer from Junction City, 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...

“…Highland Community College has counselors that are very helpful. Highland Community College has less students, therefore the teachers have more one-on-one time with each student. If I had to rate Highland Community College one out of ten, the...” – Jolene from Topeka, KS

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 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 University is one of the nicest schools in the NAIA because of the culture and community involvement around the college. Ottawa is beautiful all year because it is so tucked into nature. Ottawa also has some of the best classes, teachers, and...” – Jake from Lenexa, 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 don 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...

“…Bethel College is a wonderful school to attend. With an extremely supportive and close-knit community, students can easily find lifelong friends that they might even consider family. The basic love of life and friendship found on Bethel's campus is...” – Laurel from Lawrence, KS

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...

“…Nationally recognized as one of the top Chiropractic universities in the country. Great instructors and staff. Beautiful new campus, state of the art facilities.” – Charles from Fontana, KS

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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