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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Baker University Baldwin City, KS

Baker University offers 88 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 904 students graduated with students earning 442 Bachelor's degrees, 385 Master's degrees, 57 Associate's degrees, and 20 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
2 Newman University Wichita, KS

Newman University offers 74 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 623 students graduated with students earning 298 Bachelor's degrees, 258 Master's degrees, and 67 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
3 Benedictine College Atchison, KS

Benedictine College offers 97 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 490 students graduated with students earning 448 Bachelor's degrees, and 42 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas offers 403 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 7,020 students graduated with students earning 4,243 Bachelor's degrees, 1,576 Master's degrees, 1,020 Doctoral degrees, and 181 Certificates degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
5 Emporia State University Emporia, KS

Emporia State University offers 105 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 1,500 students graduated with students earning 755 Bachelor's degrees, 691 Master's degrees, 51 Certificates degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State University offers 93 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 1,759 students graduated with students earning 1,203 Bachelor's degrees, 483 Master's degrees, 43 Certificates degrees, and 30 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University offers 361 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 5,677 students graduated with students earning 3,934 Bachelor's degrees, 1,137 Master's degrees, 312 Doctoral degrees, 251 Certificates degrees, and 43 Associate's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
8 MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS

MidAmerica Nazarene University offers 86 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 759 students graduated with students earning 537 Bachelor's degrees, 175 Master's degrees, 25 Certificates degrees, and 22 Associate's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
9 University of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS

University of Saint Mary offers 77 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 443 students graduated with students earning 217 Bachelor's degrees, 150 Master's degrees, 74 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

10 Sterling College Sterling, KS

Sterling College offers 40 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a far away rural. In 2015, 134 students graduated with students earning 134 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Kansas

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, KS

Cowley County Community College offers 34 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a far away town. In 2015, 655 students graduated with students earning 603 Associate's degrees, and 52 Certificates degrees.

2 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS

Kansas City Kansas Community College offers 81 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,767 students graduated with students earning 1,083 Certificates degrees, and 684 Associate's degrees.

3 Garden City Community College Garden City, KS

Garden City Community College offers 57 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 388 students graduated with students earning 308 Associate's degrees, and 80 Certificates degrees.

4 Cloud County Community College Concordia, KS

Cloud County Community College offers 42 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 905 students graduated with students earning 660 Certificates degrees, and 245 Associate's degrees.

5 Wichita Area Technical College Wichita, KS

Wichita Area Technical College offers 84 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 2,040 students graduated with students earning 1,918 Certificates degrees, and 122 Associate's degrees.

6 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS

Butler Community College offers 107 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a far away town. In 2015, 1,309 students graduated with students earning 1,155 Associate's degrees, and 154 Certificates degrees.

7 Allen County Community College Iola, KS

Allen County Community College offers 88 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 567 students graduated with students earning 313 Certificates degrees, and 254 Associate's degrees.

8 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS

Hutchinson Community College offers 77 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a far away town. In 2015, 1,066 students graduated with students earning 833 Associate's degrees, and 233 Certificates degrees.

9 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS

Johnson County Community College offers 155 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 4,358 students graduated with students earning 2,405 Certificates degrees, and 1,953 Associate's degrees.

10 Neosho County Community College Chanute, KS

Neosho County Community College offers 55 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 1,460 students graduated with students earning 1,128 Certificates degrees, and 332 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Baker University Baker University Baldwin City, KS
5/5
21 : 1 2,689
Newman University Newman University Wichita, KS
5/5
25 : 1 3,595
Benedictine College Benedictine College Atchison, KS
5/5
18 : 1 2,189
University of Kansas University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
3/5
12 : 1 27,259
Emporia State University Emporia State University Emporia, KS
2/5
24 : 1 6,094
Pittsburg State University Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS
2/5
21 : 1 7,244
Kansas State University Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
3/5
21 : 1 24,146
MidAmerica Nazarene University MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS
5/5
11 : 1 1,884
University of Saint Mary University of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS
5/5
11 : 1 1,427
Sterling College Sterling College Sterling, KS
4/5
15 : 1 704
Kansas Wesleyan University Kansas Wesleyan University Salina, KS
5/5
16 : 1 748
Southwestern College Southwestern College Winfield, KS
5/5
12 : 1 1,471
Friends University Friends University Wichita, KS
5/5
16 : 1 1,929
Central Christian College of Kansas Central Christian College of Kansas McPherson, KS
3/5
28 : 1 1,369
Wichita State University Wichita State University Wichita, KS
2/5
26 : 1 14,240
Fort Hays State University Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
2/5
43 : 1 14,210
Washburn University Washburn University Topeka, KS
2/5
18 : 1 6,615
Bethel College-North Newton Bethel College-North Newton North Newton, KS
5/5
11 : 1 525
Tabor College Tabor College Hillsboro, KS
5/5
12 : 1 729
McPherson College McPherson College McPherson, KS
5/5
14 : 1 681
Bethany College Bethany College Lindsborg, KS
5/5
12 : 1 699
Washburn Institute of Technology Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka, KS
2/5
21 : 1 1,330
Cowley County Community College Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, KS
2/5
31 : 1 3,083
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS
2/5
24 : 1 5,625
Garden City Community College Garden City Community College Garden City, KS
2/5
26 : 1 2,099

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