K-State is in the Big 12 Conference of collegiate athletics. The conference is made up of 10 institutions, sponsors 21 sports, and encompasses five states in its geographical footprint.
Kansas Regents institutions
K-State is a member of The Kansas Board of Regents, a nine-member body which governs the six state universities, and supervises and coordinates 19 community colleges, five technical colleges, six technical schools and a municipal university.
K-State's five official academic peers are determined by land-grant status, student population, and other factors: Colorado State University, Iowa State University, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, Oregon State University.