Best Colleges in 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

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
Baker University
Baldwin City, KS
Based on 8 Reviews
Baker University
Baldwin City, KS
Based on 8 Reviews
Newman University
Wichita, KS
Based on 4 Reviews
Benedictine College
Atchison, KS
Based on 4 Reviews
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Based on 44 Reviews
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
Based on 12 Reviews
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS
Based on 4 Reviews
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
Based on 36 Reviews
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, KS
Based on 12 Reviews
University of Saint Mary
Leavenworth, KS
Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS
Southwestern College
Winfield, KS
Friends University
Wichita, KS
Based on 4 Reviews
Central Christian College of Kansas
McPherson, KS
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
Based on 16 Reviews
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS
Based on 12 Reviews
Washburn University
Topeka, KS
Based on 24 Reviews
Bethel College-North Newton
North Newton, KS
Tabor College
Hillsboro, KS
McPherson College
McPherson, KS
Cleveland University-Kansas City
Overland Park, KS
Haskell Indian Nations University
Lawrence, KS
Manhattan Christian College
Manhattan, KS
Wright Career College
Overland Park, KS
Ottawa University-Ottawa
Ottawa, KS
Based on 4 Reviews
Barclay College
Haviland, KS
ITT Technical Institute-Wichita
Wichita, KS
Brown Mackie College-Salina
Salina, KS
Brown Mackie College-Kansas City
Lenexa, KS
Donnelly College
Kansas City, KS
ITT Technical Institute-Overland Park
Overland Park, KS
Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Shawnee, KS
Ottawa University-Online
Ottawa, KS
Ottawa University-Kansas City
Overland Park, KS

Best Community Colleges in Kansas

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
Cowley County Community College
Arkansas City, KS
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City, KS
Garden City Community College
Garden City, KS
Cloud County Community College
Concordia, KS
Wichita Area Technical College
Wichita, KS
Butler Community College
El Dorado, KS
Allen County Community College
Iola, KS
Hutchinson Community College
Hutchinson, KS
Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS
Neosho County Community College
Chanute, KS
North Central Kansas Technical College
Beloit, KS
Manhattan Area Technical College
Manhattan, KS
Dodge City Community College
Dodge City, KS
Barton County Community College
Great Bend, KS
Flint Hills Technical College
Emporia, KS
Northwest Kansas Technical College
Goodland, KS
Wichita Technical Institute
Wichita, KS
Wichita Technical Institute
Wichita, KS
Colby Community College
Colby, KS
Pratt Community College
Pratt, KS
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
Liberal, KS
Coffeyville Community College
Coffeyville, KS
Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott, KS
Pinnacle Career Institute-Lawrence
Lawrence, KS
Independence Community College
Independence, KS
Hesston College
Hesston, KS
Salina Area Technical College
Salina, KS
Heritage College-Wichita
Wichita, KS
Vatterott College-Wichita
Wichita, KS
Labette Community College
Parsons, KS