Kansas State University

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Kansas State University Review

Manhattan, KS, Anderson Hall
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture A
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
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Kansas State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 24,146 students and offering 248 degrees in Manhattan, KS.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Kansas State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
878 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
0
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
89
0
2
Agricultural Teacher Education
16
Applied Mathematics
2
Art Teacher Education
8
Child Development
11
Communication Sciences and Disorders
36
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
38
7
Curriculum and Instruction
82
10
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
1
Educational Leadership and Administration
18
6
Elementary Education and Teaching
142
English Language and Literature
44
20
3
Foreign Languages and Literatures
27
15
Liberal Arts
8
Music Teacher Education
23
Secondary Education and Teaching
72
7
Special Education and Teaching
19
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
27
2
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
81
59
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
2
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
843 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
112
29
Accounting and Business/management
9
Business Administration and Management
147
30
Commerce
27
3
Economics
41
8
6
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
25
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
7
25
Finance
142
17
Financial Planning and Services
9
0
International Business
7
Management Science
0
Marketing/marketing Management
157
Operations Research
4
Organizational Behavior Studies
0
Organizational Leadership
2
Project Management
19
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
817 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
22
Ethnic Studies
3
Family and Community Services
1
Family Resource Management Studies
8
History
15
6
2
Human Development and Family Studies
186
84
1
Humanities/humanistic Studies
2
International Relations and Affairs
18
2
Philosophy
7
Political Science
35
3
0
Psychology
93
17
8
Public Administration
9
3
Social Sciences
128
Social Work
57
Sociology
90
6
1
Sustainability Studies
2
Women's Studies
6
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Engineering
762 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Engineering
47
3
Architecture
77
Chemical Engineering
31
3
0
2
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
9
Civil Engineering
55
23
4
Computer Engineering
20
0
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
70
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
42
27
5
Engineering
0
Engineering/industrial Management
9
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
1
Engineering Technology
28
30
Environmental Design/architecture
2
Environmental Studies
0
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
4
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
0
Industrial Engineering
46
15
2
Interior Architecture
23
Landscape Architecture
30
Mechanical Engineering
137
10
4
Nuclear Engineering
1
2
Transportation and Highway Engineering
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Agriculture
740 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
44
Agricultural Business and Management
68
18
Agricultural Business and Management
1
Agricultural Communication/journalism
13
Agricultural Economics
56
9
3
Agricultural Engineering
17
5
1
3
Agricultural Mechanization
13
Agricultural Public Services
3
Agronomy and Crop Science
51
11
7
Animal Sciences
200
9
7
6
Farm and Ranch Management
2
Food Science
52
45
2
4
Food Science and Technology
5
Food Technology and Processing
11
6
Horse Husbandry/equine Science and Management
16
Horticultural Science
23
4
2
0
Natural Resources Management and Policy
21
Range Science and Management
1
Veterinary Physiology
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
490 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology
34
Biochemistry
14
6
6
Biology
95
11
9
Biotechnology
2
Chemistry
18
6
12
Entomology
2
0
2
Genetics
0
3
Geography
17
5
5
Geology/earth Science
13
15
Mathematics
23
10
4
Microbiology
19
0
Natural Sciences
67
Pathology/experimental Pathology
7
Physical Sciences
3
Physics
16
7
8
Plant Pathology/phytopathology
0
2
Statistics
2
9
15
5
Wildlife Biology
18
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
475 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
23
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
1
Dietetics/dietitian
78
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
6
Gerontology
7
0
Human Nutrition
46
2
0
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
141
6
Pre-Veterinary Studies
14
Public Health
15
6
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
0
Veterinary Medicine
113
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
169 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
18
6
Fine Arts
83
7
Interior Design
29
Music
13
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Communication and Media
134 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
127
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
101 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
28
18
7
Computer Programming
2
Information Science/studies
6
Management Information Systems
40
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
82 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
54
2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
26
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
55 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Air Transportation
1
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/technician
4
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/technician
3
3
2
Apparel and Textiles
37
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Legal and Law
39 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew
3
5
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
0
Dispute Resolution
31
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Kansas State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Public Services
Apparel and Textiles
Business Administration and Management
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Curriculum and Instruction
Dispute Resolution
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling Services) Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
English, Class of 1991

Strong Greek/fraternity life; various on campus activities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hotel/Restaurant Management, Class of 2001

There was a career center that helped with resumes, internships, interviewing skills, and job postings. The school often partnered with nationwide businesses to offer internships and jobs to graduates.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS Education, Class of 2005

no idea it was 10 years ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2008

Career talks, student career services opportunities, alumni career talks, resume workshops, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Life Span Human Development, Class of 2006

Career Center, Clubs, Professional Organization Membership Discounts

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Engineering, Class of 1994

engineering program was outstanding. Great lab environments - real world application instruction

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Bachelor of Architecture, Class of 1981

It was very polite, and great to meet people from all over the country and the world. Everyone was on the same level no matter if they were rich or poor

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hotel/Restaurant Management, Class of 2001

They were traditional college age, 18-22. Most were from Kansas and a lot from rural areas. It was mainly an agricultural university.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS Education, Class of 2005

I attended classes in an off-campus location, hard to gauge.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2008

Fun group. Laid back. Interesting mix of kids from the city and farm kids. Due to Fort Riley being close, there are also a lot of non-traditional/military students.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Life Span Human Development, Class of 2006

They know when to study and when to celebrate.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Engineering, Class of 1994

laid back. fun. blue collar. hard working.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
English, Class of 1991

Old and less impressive than it's rival, Kansas University

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Agribusiness, Class of 2001

Cutting edge technology in historical limestone buildings

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hotel/Restaurant Management, Class of 2001

The facilities varied considerably from building to building. Some classrooms were very modern and up to date, and others were ancient with little to no technical amenities. The dorms also varied along with the dining halls, but most were very old/outdated. The fitness facility was amazing.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS Education, Class of 2005

NA - classes were not on campus

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Life Span Human Development, Class of 2006

Computer labs are open 24 hours a day. Classrooms are clean and have the latest technology.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Hotel/Restaurant Management, Class of 2001

I was part of a travel group that did local travel around the state/surrounding areas. I really don't know of many other activities, other than football (huge), but that isn't unique. We did have a rowing team that I remember was pretty good.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2008

club team sports through the rec center

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Life Span Human Development, Class of 2006

Homecoming week and a week long celebration for a university open house.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Engineering, Class of 1994

icat, the sports, the engineering clubs,

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Kansas State University Agriculture Program
UDC Contributor

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.

CURRICULUM FOCUS
Kansas State University Human and Social Sciences Program
UDC Contributor

K-State’s history department offers courses dealing with a range of time periods, places, and topics. The school is particularly known, however, for its strength in military history, and the staff includes several published scholars. The university operates the Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies -- a national center devoted to the historical study of public policies concerning national security, international affairs, and government institutions. Kansas State also houses the World War II Studies Association and the Chinese Military History Society. Proximity to the Truman and Eisenhower Presidential Libraries provides additional opportunities for research and educational experiences. The university also maintains alliances with nearby Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley. K-State likewise has a solid program in agricultural/environmental history, as might be expected at a land-grant school in a state known for animal and crop production (though students can choose other regions to explore). The Chapman Center for Rural Studies is dedicated to researching, preserving, and sharing the history of rural Kansas – including construction of a website of lost Kansas towns. History students who enjoy hearing notables speak are in luck. K-State is home to the prestigious Landon Lecture Series, which brings global leaders to campus several times a year (past speakers have included U.S. presidents). The history department’s own Eisenhower Lecture in War and Peace invites internationally acclaimed historians to give a talk, lecture in specific classes, and participate in question and answer sessions.

Featured Alumni Review
John
Bachelor's in History, Class of 1997

U I instantly fell in love with the school when I visited it for the first time. I had visited a handful of other universities prior to making my final decision, and no other school had the feel K-State had. The Manhattan community as a whole supports the University, as does the K-State community support the local community. You never feel like a number or just another student. You feel at home, like you're a part of one big family. The history department was willing to work with me to find a plan/course of action that suited my needs. The professors were readily available and willing to give assistance in time of need -- even outside of office hours. There was a broad range of courses to choose from that offered relative diversity. The department had a good number of grad assistants available to help in time of need, including non-traditional hours. I felt as if the department was there to help me succeed, a continuation of the family feel at K-State as a whole.

Featured Alumni Review
Darby-Rose
Feed Science and Management major, Class of 2018

U As an out-of-state student, Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture has given me a home away from home and a group of individuals I am happy to call my family. I learned quickly that I was more than just a number and each student is treated with the respect and attention they need to be successful. What sets K-State Ag apart from other colleges is our large and unique selection of majors and programs. One of those majors is feed science & management, which is not offered anywhere else in the world. As the agricultural industry continues to grow, K-State Ag enhances their programs and the opportunities that make students prepared to take on their future careers. One of the most beneficial things to me as a student has been the college’s unique advising system. Students are given an advisor in their department that teaches some of their classes and can create a one-on-one connection with them. My advisor has been an instrumental part in helping me enroll in classes, meet industry leaders, find part-time jobs, and get involved in Feed Science Club activities.

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