Kansas State University may be known as “The Little Apple” because it is located in Manhattan, Kan., but for the roughly 2,680 undergrads and 350 graduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, the classic college town is a great place to learn about farm-related issues. Twelve percent of Kansas State’s graduating class in 2013 earned a degree in an agricultural discipline, making it the school’s second most popular area of study. Undergraduate majors include agribusiness, agricultural communications and journalism, agricultural economics, agricultural education, agricultural technology management, agronomy, animal sciences and industry, bakery science and management, feed science and management, food science and industry, general agriculture, horticulture, milling science and management, park management and conservation, pre-veterinary medicine, and wildlife and outdoor enterprise management. In 2008, Kansas State opened the Biosecurity Research Institute, a frontline offensive against pathogens in livestock, insects and plants that threaten food supplies and health. University, industry, and governmental scientists conduct research in the 113,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility.This gives students countless opportunities for hands-on experience. “K-State Ag” students, as they are called, also benefit from more than 30 agriculture-related student organizations and 20 competitive teams. From Collegiate Cattlewomen to the Poultry Judging Team, there’s an extracurricular activity to suit every interest.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Kansas State University Manhattan, KS||21 : 1||20,854|
|Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS||74 : 1||4,094|
|Garden City Community College Garden City, KS||29 : 1||1,868|
|Butler Community College El Dorado, KS||51 : 1||7,175|
|Dodge City Community College Dodge City, KS||36 : 1||1,459|