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Stats and Strengths

If the proof is in the numbers, our case is clear. From first-year freshmen to tenured professors to entire departments, K-Staters are known for aiming high, and then looking even higher. K-State is consistently ranked in the top 10 for many prominent Princeton Review rankings, we boast some of the highest numbers of national scholars in a public university, and our experts are called on to solve problems around the world.

It's safe to say that these accomplishments are just the tip of the purple iceberg, and we have no intention of slowing down.

Top 20 in the nation
Kansas State University named the No. 12 university in the nation for improving students' critical thinking skills the most. Wall Street Journal, 2017

No. 2 UAS college
Kansas State Polytechnic named the No. 2 Unmanned Aerial Systems College in the United States. Drone Training HQ, 2016

The Silicon Valley for biodefense
At a January 2017 bipartisan Blue Ribbon Study Panel on biodefense, Tom Daschle, former Senate majority leader, refers to K-State as "the Silicon Valley for biodefense.”

4 Feed the Future labs
The labs are funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

$188.7 million
FY 2015 research expenditures.

Bachelor’s degrees: 94% job placement rate
Percentage of bachelor’s degree graduate survey respondents who were employed or enrolled in further education within six months of graduation.

Master’s degrees: 97% job placement rate
Percentage of master’s degree graduate survey respondents who were employed or enrolled in further education within six months of graduation.

No. 1 choice
for multicultural students
in Kansas.

No. 1 choice
for Kansas high school
graduates.

 
K-State 2025

University metrics

To learn more about the university's progress on our key K-State 2025 benchmark metrics, view our university metrics.

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Home of the new
$1.25 billion National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Student enrollment

2016-2017

Undergraduate19,472
Graduate4,307


Degrees conferred

2015-2016

Bachelor's3,982
Master's990
Doctoral179
DVM115

At a Glance