Kansas State University, commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is a public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. Kansas State was opened as the state's land-grant college in 1863 – the first public institution of higher learning in the state of Kansas. It had a record high enrollment of 24,766 students for the Fall 2014 semester.
Branch campuses are located in Salina and Olathe. Salina houses the College of Technology and Aviation. The Olathe Innovation Campus is the academic research presence within the Kansas Bioscience Park, where graduate students participate in research bioenergy, animal health, plant science and food safety and security.
The university is classified as a research university with high research (RU/H) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kansas State's academic offerings are administered through nine colleges, including the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Technology and Aviation in Salina. Graduate degrees offered include 65 master's degree programs and 45 doctoral degrees.
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Colleges: agriculture; architecture, planning and design; arts and sciences; business administration; education; engineering; human ecology; technology and aviation; and veterinary medicine.
Graduate study: The Graduate School offers 65 master's degrees, 45 doctoral degrees and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines across campus.
Extension: Kansas State University Research and Extension conducts practical research and delivers those results to all 105 Kansas counties to improve the lives of Kansans.
Students: More than 24,300 from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
Degrees: More than 250 undergraduate majors and options are available.
Organizations: More than 475 student organizations and more than 20 club sports.
Sports: A total of 16 men's and women's teams compete in the Big 12 Conference.
Financial aid: More than $200 million in scholarships, grants, loans and work study is distributed each year.
Locations: The main campus is located in Manhattan, Kan. The Little Apple is a classic college town with more than 52,000 residents. The university also has campuses in Salina and Olathe.
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Greetings and welcome to Kansas State University! This is an exciting time to be at Kansas State University. We are collaboratively planning to take the university to the top 50 among the nation's public universities via our K-State 2025 plan. Please visit the 2025 website for details on this effort. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends have contributed ideas and suggestions and we are starting work on this challenging goal.
Kansas State's faculty frequently are recognized for their superb teaching. We are the only public university with three national CASE/Carnegie Professors of the Year. This award is for excellence in undergraduate teaching. We also are committed to making our undergraduate experience the best in the nation. K-State offers a classic college experience in a beautiful location.
President Kirk SchulzOur outstanding faculty are pursuing more research grants than ever before, publishing in prominent journals, and bringing their research results to the people of the state and nation. Our undergraduates have the opportunity to work alongside the nation's best researchers in their labs on projects that will make a difference in people's lives. I continue to be impressed with all of the outstanding programs and successes of our faculty, staff, and students and the passion K-Staters have for their university.
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