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47 Colleges
7,133 Yearly Graduations
$39,719 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,473 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Kansas is ranked #25 in the country with 7,133 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $9,930 per year to get their degree at a college in Kansas, while out of state students will pay an average of $11,912 per year.

An estimated 49% of college students in Kansas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,368 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
705 Yearly Degrees
$3,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Johnson County Community College is 18,278, which includes 5,541 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at JCCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,834 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JCCC is $29,900.

Public Public vs. Private
550 Yearly Degrees
$6,766 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wichita Area Technical College is 4,920, which includes 1,537 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,502 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
391 Yearly Degrees
$3,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,905 full-time undergraduates at Kansas City Kansas Community College, and 5,998 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Kansas City Kansas Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,788 a year. Kansas City Kansas Community College has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees
$7,824 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,087 full-time undergraduates at Washburn Tech, and 1,480 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 41% are women.

Roughly 31% of students at Washburn Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,636 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
357 Yearly Degrees
$3,904 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Neosho County Community College is 1,898, which includes 695 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Neosho County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,622 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Neosho County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
356 Yearly Degrees
$3,631 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Butler Community College is 7,964, which includes 3,315 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Butler CC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,718 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Butler CC is $27,100.

#7

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$11,166 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,552 students at KU in total, 19,667 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,257 are full-time. It takes the average KU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

47% of KU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,130 a year. KU has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from KU is $39,200.

#8

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
270 Yearly Degrees
$3,711 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,866 students at Highland Community College in total, 991 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

75% of Highland Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,530 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
223 Yearly Degrees
$31,786 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,252 undergraduates at MNU, of which 938 are full-time, and there are 1,909 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MNU is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at MNU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,949 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,700 during the early-career years.

#10

Salina Area Technical College

Salina, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
217 Yearly Degrees
$8,315 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 220 full-time undergraduates at Salina Tech, and 791 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 55% of students at Salina Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,325 a year. Salina Tech has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Salina Tech is $27,600.

#11

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees
$8,299 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wichita State University is 15,342, of which 12,623 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,994 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WSU is 4.7 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,159 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WSU is $36,000.

#12

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
208 Yearly Degrees
$8,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washburn University is 6,285, of which 5,472 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,597 are full-time. It takes the average Washburn University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

57% of Washburn University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,729 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#13

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
195 Yearly Degrees
$3,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fort Scott Community College is 1,827, which includes 870 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,571 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
180 Yearly Degrees
$6,398 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Central Kansas Technical College is 913, which includes 422 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at North Central Kansas Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,626 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Central Kansas Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Fort Hays State University

Hays, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$5,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fort Hays State University is 15,908, of which 13,128 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,726 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at FHSU is 4.6 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,498 a year. FHSU has a 6.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FHSU is $34,000.

Public Public vs. Private
164 Yearly Degrees
$3,456 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,837 students at SCCC in total, 789 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

19% of SCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,878 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SCCC is $29,700.

#17

Manhattan Area Technical College

Manhattan, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$6,690 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Manhattan Area Technical College is 912, which includes 320 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at MATC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,772 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,600 during the early-career years.

#18

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
141 Yearly Degrees
$3,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hutchinson Community College is 5,315, which includes 1,939 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Hutchinson Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,207 a year. Hutchinson Community College has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

#19

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$3,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,463 students at Cowley College in total, 1,337 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,506 a year. Cowley College has a 5.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

#20

Pratt Community College

Pratt, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$3,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 570 full-time undergraduates at Pratt Community College, and 1,181 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Pratt Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,271 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,400 during the early-career years.

#20

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$7,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pittsburg State University is 6,645, of which 5,181 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,650 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

62% of Pitt State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,145 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,900 during the early-career years.

#22

Cloud County Community College

Concordia, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees
$3,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Cloud County Community College is 1,802, which includes 777 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,489 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

#23

Coffeyville Community College

Coffeyville, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
122 Yearly Degrees
$2,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,758 students at Coffeyville Community College in total, 1,044 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Coffeyville Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,040 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Coffeyville Community College is $22,700.

#24

Colby Community College

Colby, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$3,848 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 633 full-time undergraduates at Colby Community College, and 1,410 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

38% of Colby Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,089 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,200 during the early-career years.

#25

Flint Hills Technical College

Emporia, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees
$6,712 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Flint Hills Technical College is 1,514, which includes 343 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at Flint Hills Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,704 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

Other Kansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Allen County Community College 106
27 Barton County Community College 101
28 University of Saint Mary 98
29 Baker University 76
30 Rasmussen University - Kansas 73
31 Hesston College 65
32 Newman University 64
33 Independence Community College 63
34 Garden City Community College 62
35 Bethel College - North Newton 58
35 Donnelly College 58
37 Labette Community College 49
38 Emporia State University 40
39 Grantham University 37
40 Tabor College 34
41 Ottawa University - Kansas City 33
42 Benedictine College 25
42 Dodge City Community College 25
44 Southwestern College 15
45 Northwest Kansas Technical College 14
46 Kansas Wesleyan University 4
47 Ottawa University - Online 2

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