Aug 20, 2017


Known as the 'sunflower state', Kansas is located in the Midwestern part of the U.S., and shares borders with Nebraska to the north, Missouri to the east, Colorado to the west, and Oklahoma to the south. Topeka is the state capital, while Wichita is the largest city. Other large cities in the state include Overland Park, Kansas City, and Olathe.

KansasKansas has a population just over 2.9 million (2013 estimates). Major industries in the state include aviation, advanced manufacturing, agriculture and bioscience. With one of the largest natural gas fields in the world, Kansas is among the nation's leading producers of natural gas. The state is also a major aviation hub, accounting for over 40 percent of domestic and 30 percent of global general aviation produced.

The Kansas Board of Regents coordinates the state’s 32 public higher education institutions, which include six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges. The Board also authorizes private colleges and universities, as well as out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas.

Top Reasons to Study in Kansas

  • Cost of Living: Kansas ranks among the states with the lowest cost of living nationally.
  • Employment Prospects: Kansas is an attractive destination for prospective graduates looking to enter the aviation and bioscience industries. The city of Wichita is recognized as the ‘Aviation Capital of the World’, and is home to many industry giants, including Cessna, Beechcraft, Bombardier Learjet and Spirit AeroSystems. The state has also emerged as a national leader in the animal health market.

Featured Colleges and Universities

Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool  to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Kansas, contact the Kansas Board of Regents.


College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
Emporia State University Business,Education,Health Public >10,000 Request Info
Kansas City Kansas Community College Health,Liberal Arts Public >10,000 Request Info
Wichita State University Economics,English,Pyschology Public >10,000 Request Info
University of Kansas Business,Engineering,Interdisciplinary Studies Public >10,000 Request Info
Kansas State University Animal Science,Business Administration,Mechanical Engineering Public >10,000 Request Info

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