Best Colleges in Kansas
Finding the right college can be challenging, but these rankings can help you explore some of the best options available in Kansas. This page highlights the best colleges in Kansas and includes information about campuses, curricula, and application requirements.
Kansas job seekers benefit from low unemployment and low cost of living. The state’s 3.2% unemployment rate (as of August 2019) ranks below the national average. The cost of living in the state’s largest cities -- including Wichita and Topeka -- also remains below the national average. The top industries in Kansas include trade, transportation, and utilities; education and health services; and government.
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Best Colleges in Kansas
- Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
- University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS
- Newman University - Wichita, KS
- Cleveland University-Kansas City - Overland Park, KS
- Pittsburg State University - Pittsburg, KS
- Fort Hays State University - Hays, KS
- Emporia State University - Emporia, KS
- MidAmerica Nazarene University - Olathe, KS
- Baker University - Baldwin City, KS
- Wichita State University - Wichita, KS
- Friends University - Wichita, KS
- Benedictine College - Atchison, KS
- University of Saint Mary - Leavenworth, KS
- Ottawa University-Kansas City - Overland Park, KS
- Central Christian College of Kansas - McPherson, KS
- Tabor College - Hillsboro, KS
- McPherson College - McPherson, KS
- Washburn University - Topeka, KS
- Kansas Wesleyan University - Salina, KS
- Bethany College - Lindsborg, KS
The most in-demand occupations in Kansas for college graduates in 2018 include nursing, teaching, and business administration -- and Kansas colleges typically reflect these needs in their degree offerings. Registered nurses rank number one among high demand jobs, earning median annual wages of $58,580. General and operations managers come in second, earning $83,860 per year, followed by accountants and auditors. Elementary and secondary teachers face excellent job prospects and earn more than $48,000 per year on average.
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