Life in Kansas

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Kansas State University has three campuses in Kansas with Manhattan being the "Main" campus. Aviation programs are located only on our Salina campus. Our Olathe campus is dedicated to application-based, integrated research and education for a continuum of learners.

Location

Kansas is location in the middle of the United States in a region called the Midwest. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west.File:Kansas in United States.svg

Weather

Climate Data for the Manhattan, Salina, and Olathe Areas

SPRING SEMESTER

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Average high °F (°C)

39.5

(4.2)

46.8

(8.2)

57.5

(14.2)

67.9

(19.9)

77.5

(25.3)

87.1

(30.6)

Average low °F (°C)

16.1

(−8.8)

21.5

(−5.8)

31.4

(−0.3)

42.2

(5.7)

52.5

(11.4)

62.3

(16.8)

Precipitation inches (mm)

.86

(21.8)

1.00

(25.4)

2.59

(65.8)

3.07

(78)

5.08

(129)

5.23

(132.8)

FALL SEMESTER

 JulAugSepOctNovDec

Average high °F (°C)

 92.5

(33.6)

90.8

(32.7)

82.1

(27.8)

70.7

(21.5)

54.5

(12.5)

42.9

(6.1)

Average low °F (°C)

67.3

(19.6)

65.1

(18.4)

55.5

(13.1)

43.2

(6.2)

30.2

(−1.0)

19.9

(−6.7)

Precipitation inches (mm)

4.10

(104.1)

3.27

(83.1)

3.67

(93.2)

2.77

(70.4)

2.10

(53.3)

1.06

(26.9)

 

Quick Facts

Time Zone: Central Standard Time (-6/-5) Kansas observes Daylight savings time which means we turn the clock forward 1 hour every Spring and backwards 1 hour every Fall.

Capital: Topeka

Size: 15th largest state in the United States by land size. Total size - 82,777 sq mi (213,096 km2) ; Width - 417 miles (645 km) ; Length: 211 miles (340 km)

Population: 33rd largest state in the United States by population. Total population: 2,885,905 people.

Nicknames: The Sunflower State, The Wheat State

State Motto: "Ad Astra Per Aspera" Latin for "To the stars through difficulty".

Statehood: Became a state January 29, 1861