Kansas Public Colleges and Universities

Public Colleges in Kansas

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Not only is Kansas famous for its fresh and delectable food, it also has its share of sunflowers and rolling plains. And the tuition and fees at Kansas public colleges come in as much as eighteen percent less than the regional average, according the Kansas Board of Regents, plus, the cost of living of almost eight and one-half percent less than the national average.

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There's nothing like taking a country drive and watching these magnificent flowers follow the sun throughout the course of the day. What better way to relaxed and rejuvenate between classes at one of Kansas public colleges? And you ever become tired of the acres and acres of countryside, why not take a short excursion to Topeka or Kansas City. Both are certain to satisfy all of your big city cravings.

Kansas' higher education institutions are governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. The Kansas Board of Regents governs six state universities, and supervises and coordinates 19 community colleges, five technical colleges, six technical schools and a municipal university. The Board also authorizes private and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas with a Certificate of Approval renewed annually. These schools offer instruction for business trade, technical, or industrial occupations leading to a certificate, diploma, or academic degree..

Colleges and universities tend to be located in the larger urban centers in the state, though private institutions may be found at more distant locations .

Public Universities in Kansas:

  • Emporia State University (Emporia)
  • Fort Hays State University (Hays)
  • Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg)
  • Wichita State University (Wichita)
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence)
  • Kansas State University (Manhattan)

The most popular and the most expensive public school in Kansas is the University of Kansas. It's flagship campus is located in Lawrence with satellite campuses in Wichita, Overland Park, Salina, and Kansas City. US News & World Report ranked it 101 on the 2012 list of the nation's best public universities. Both Kansas State University and University of Kansas are consistently ranked on lists of best colleges in both the West and the entire US.

Kansas State University is the oldest public university in the state and calls Manhattan home.

The state of Kansas prides itself in offering some of the best educational opportunities for its college students and citizens. Kansas ranks 19th out of the 50 states in percentage of people with a bachelor's degree. If you are a continuing education student, what better way to earn your degree!

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