Colleges and Universities in Kansas

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The colleges and universities in Kansas are part of Kansas’ identity, shaped by hard work, religious faith, and Sunflower State pride. From the state’s many affordable public universities to Christian liberal arts colleges that offer ample student support, Kansas puts value first in higher education.

Public Colleges and Universities in Kansas

  • Emporia State University – Emporia
  • Fort Hays State University – Hays
  • Kansas State University – Manhattan
  • Pittsburg State University – Pittsburg
  • University of Kansas – Lawrence
  • Wichita State University – Wichita
  • Washburn University – Topeka
  • Haskell Indian Nations University – Lawrence
  • United States Army Command and General Staff College – Fort Leavenworth

Community Colleges and Tech Schools in Kansas

  • Allen Community College
  • American Institute of Baking
  • Barton County Community College
  • Butler County Community College
  • Cloud County Community College
  • Coffeyville Community College and Area Technical School
  • Colby Community College
  • Cowley County Community College
  • Dodge City Community College
  • Flint Hills Technical College
  • Fort Scott Community College
  • Garden City Community College
  • Highland Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Independence Community College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • KCKCC Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center
  • Labette Community College
  • Manhattan Area Technical College
  • Neosho County Community College
  • North Central Kansas Technical College
  • Northwest Kansas Technical College
  • Pinnacle Career Institute
  • Pratt Community College
  • Salina Area Technical College
  • Seward County Community College
  • Technical colleges and schools
  • Washburn Institute of Technology

Private Colleges and Universities in Kansas

  • Baker University – Baldwin City
  • Barclay College – Haviland
  • Benedictine College – Atchison
  • Bethany College – Lindsborg
  • Bethel College – North Newton
  • Central Christian College – McPherson
  • Donnelly College – Kansas City
  • Friends University – Wichita
  • Hesston College – Hesston
  • Kansas Christian College – Overland Park
  • Kansas Wesleyan University – Salina
  • Manhattan Christian College – Manhattan
  • McPherson College – McPherson
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University – Olathe
  • Newman University – Wichita
  • Ottawa University – Ottawa
  • St. Mary’s College and Academy – St. Mary
  • Saint Paul School of Theology – Overland Park
  • Southwestern College – Winfield
  • Sterling College – Sterling
  • Tabor College – Hillsboro
  • University of Saint Mary – Leavenworth

Why Kansas Goes to College

Kansas became part of America in 1803 when the United States bought the area from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Since then Kansas has had an interesting history. The state was hit hard by the great depression and parts of the state were blown away in the Dust Bowl. However, Kansas rebounded quickly and became an epicenter of the aircraft and mineral production industries in America. Kansas’ industrial economy created a tremendous need for educated workers in the state and very progressive views on education. In fact, the landmark US Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education that banned segregation in the nation’s schools happened in Kansas.

The State of Higher Education in Kansas

Currently, the Kansas Board of Regents oversees 6 state universities, 19 community colleges, 11 technical colleges, and one municipal university. In addition to the public schools, Kansas hosts several dozen private 4-year institutions and an American Indian University. There are plenty of choices and opportunities for every student, traditional or online,  to attend school in Kansas, and to come out to a thriving job market awaiting them at graduation.

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