Best colleges in Kansas

There's No Place Like a New Home

It doesn't take a tornado to drop winning students into Kansas

Many Kansas locals will tell you there truly is "no place like home," and this Midwest gem is ready to welcome you into your new college town. Here you will find 19 community colleges, 11 technical schools and 6 state universities. Post-graduation, stick around and start a great career at one of the many companies headquartered in Kansas including Dillons, Air Midwest, and CoreFirst Bank & Trust. In 2014, Kansas' unemployment rate was 4.9%, the 14th lowest in the country. For those looking to stay for the long haul, popular Kansas majors include engineering, business, architecture and various health disciplines.

During your downtime, enjoy the sites of Wichita, including the romantic Starlite Drive-In or the Museum of World Treasures. After dark, check out The Anchor – a lively bar and grill on the main city drag. You'll find plenty of libations as well as unique eats like fried pickles. Club Rain is another popular favorite with a full menu and a rocking dance club at night. or show some local pride at a Kansas City Chiefs or Royals game. Come make new friends, receive a quality education, and create memories in Kansas – but leave the ruby slippers at home.

*Wikipedia, "List of Kansas Companies", "Kansas" *Bureau of Labor Statistics *www.clubrainwichita.com

Best Four Year Universities in Kansas

Sterling College
Sterling, KS

Sterling College offers 42 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 103 students graduated with students earning 103 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas offers 407 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 7,070 students graduated with students earning 4,116 Bachelor's degrees, 1,692 Master's degrees, 927 Doctoral degrees, and 335 Certificates.

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University offers 356 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 5,664 students graduated with students earning 3,859 Bachelor's degrees, 1,135 Master's degrees, 339 Certificates, 314 Doctoral degrees, and 17 Associate's degrees.

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Friends University
Wichita, KS

Friends University offers 67 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 543 students graduated with students earning 305 Bachelor's degrees, 237 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Emporia State University offers 124 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 1,609 students graduated with students earning 798 Bachelor's degrees, 758 Master's degrees, 49 Certificates, and 4 Doctoral degrees.

Benedictine College
Atchison, KS

Benedictine College offers 57 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 438 students graduated with students earning 394 Bachelor's degrees, and 44 Master's degrees.

Ottawa University-Ottawa offers 63 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 132 students graduated with students earning 109 Bachelor's degrees, and 23 Master's degrees.

Bethel College-North Newton
North Newton, KS

Bethel College-North Newton offers 27 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 156 students graduated with students earning 139 Bachelor's degrees, and 17 Certificates.

Kansas Wesleyan University offers 72 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 170 students graduated with students earning 127 Bachelor's degrees, and 43 Master's degrees.

Newman University
Wichita, KS

Newman University offers 57 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 515 students graduated with students earning 284 Bachelor's degrees, 193 Master's degrees, and 38 Associate's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Kansas

North Central Kansas Technical College offers 27 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 435 students graduated with students earning 294 Certificates, and 141 Associate's degrees.

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Flint Hills Technical College offers 42 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 388 students graduated with students earning 294 Certificates, and 94 Associate's degrees.

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Salina Area Technical College offers 37 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 429 students graduated with students earning 397 Certificates, and 32 Associate's degrees.

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Northwest Kansas Technical College offers 40 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 346 students graduated with students earning 211 Certificates, and 135 Associate's degrees.

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Colby Community College offers 39 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 326 students graduated with students earning 217 Associate's degrees, and 109 Certificates.

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Garden City Community College offers 54 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 435 students graduated with students earning 307 Associate's degrees, and 128 Certificates.

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Pratt Community College offers 25 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 326 students graduated with students earning 169 Certificates, and 157 Associate's degrees.

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Seward County Community College offers 64 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 513 students graduated with students earning 296 Certificates, and 217 Associate's degrees.

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Wichita Technical Institute offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 463 students graduated with students earning 437 Certificates, and 26 Associate's degrees.

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Kansas City Kansas Community College offers 95 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,288 students graduated with students earning 744 Certificates, and 544 Associate's degrees.

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List of all colleges in Kansas

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Sterling College Logo Sterling College Sterling, KS
5/5
15 : 1 653
University of Kansas Logo University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
3/5
21 : 1 27,552
Kansas State University Logo Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
3/5
22 : 1 21,719
Friends University Logo Friends University Wichita, KS
5/5
30 : 1 1,818
Emporia State University Logo Emporia State University Emporia, KS
2/5
24 : 1 5,877
Benedictine College Logo Benedictine College Atchison, KS
5/5
18 : 1 2,158
Ottawa University-Ottawa Logo Ottawa University-Ottawa Ottawa, KS
5/5
28 : 1 731
WellSpring School of Allied Health-Lawrence Logo WellSpring School of Allied Health-Lawrence Lawrence, KS   35 : 1 35
North Central Kansas Technical College Logo North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit, KS
2/5
18 : 1 913
Bethel College-North Newton Logo Bethel College-North Newton North Newton, KS
5/5
11 : 1 456
Kansas Wesleyan University Logo Kansas Wesleyan University Salina, KS
5/5
15 : 1 716
Newman University Logo Newman University Wichita, KS
5/5
36 : 1 3,205
McPherson College Logo McPherson College McPherson, KS
5/5
19 : 1 845
Baker University Logo Baker University Baldwin City, KS
5/5
36 : 1 2,595
Southwestern College Logo Southwestern College Winfield, KS
5/5
36 : 1 1,512
Barclay College Logo Barclay College Haviland, KS
4/5
20 : 1 225
University of Saint Mary Logo University of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS
5/5
17 : 1 1,240
Wichita State University Logo Wichita State University Wichita, KS
3/5
27 : 1 15,342
Hesston College Logo Hesston College Hesston, KS
5/5
13 : 1 378
Manhattan Christian College Logo Manhattan Christian College Manhattan, KS
4/5
19 : 1 171

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