Kansas State University
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 excellent academic programs, a lively intellectual and cultural atmosphere, and a friendly campus to its community of approximately 19,000 undergraduate and more than 3,500 graduate students. The university has a research funding base of more than $150 million per year and is ranked in the prestigious top 100 research universities in the United States by the National Science Foundation.
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. Among state universities, K-State ranks first in both the number of Truman and Goldwater Scholars, and second in the number of Udall Scholars. These accomplishments at the undergraduate level attest to the quality of our faculty and their commitment to education.
Kansas State University offers 67 master's programs, 38 doctoral programs, 5 educational doctoral programs, and 34 graduate certificates. The Graduate School office is located in historic Fairchild Hall, named in honor of George Fairchild, president of the university from 1879 to 1897.
Research and scholarly activities are wide ranging. Examples of areas for graduate study are: atomic physics, automated manufacturing, business administration, cancer biology, computational science and engineering, creative writing, educational administration and leadership, energy, feed and milling science and management, food science, genetic diseases in animals, hazardous substances, industrial and organizational psychology, infectious disease research, landscape architecture, marriage and family therapy, military history, prairie ecology, regional and community planning, rural sociology, space biology, statistics, surface chemistry, and wheat genetics and breeding.
Accreditation. Kansas State University is fully accredited by the North Central Accrediting Association and by various professional accrediting agencies.