Founded in February 1863 as the first land-grant institution under the Morrill Act, Kansas State University has evolved into an internationally recognized comprehensive university that offers you excellent academic programs, a lively intellectual and cultural atmosphere, and a friendly campus to its community of approximately 18,500 undergraduate and over 4,500 graduate students.
Since 1974 K-State has been in the top one percent of all U.S. universities in the number of graduates selected to be Rhodes scholars, and among public universities K-State is first in the number of Truman Scholars. These accomplishments at the undergraduate level attest to the quality of our faculty and their commitment to education.
K-State is located on a beautiful 668-acre campus in Manhattan, a progressive community of approximately 50,000 persons located in the rolling Flint Hills of northeast Kansas. K-State is two hours west of Kansas City via I-70. The community has many urban amenities while retaining the best qualities of a small town.
Students have access to more than 30 certificate programs and more than 60 master's and 40 doctoral degree programs. The Graduate School office is located in historic Fairchild Hall, named after George Fairchild, president of the university from 1879 to 1897.
Research and scholarly activities at K-State are wide-ranging, including research in areas such as animal health and models of human health, bioenergy, ecology and grassland ecosystems, plant health and production, genomics, lipidomics, proteomics, particles and optics, high energy physics, water, cancer/immunology, food safety, nanomaterials, STEM education and more.