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About K-State

K-State Impact

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As the nation’s first operational land-grant university, Kansas State University is committed to serving the state’s 2.9 million residents. After all, a central component of our university mission is to do our part in advancing the well-being of Kansas. And no matter which part of Kansas you call home, K-State offers access to information, research insights and opportunities that enrich the lives of your community members.

K-State is on the path to becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025. As we succeed, so do Kansans. Our innovative researchers are improving the global food system, bioscience technology and animal health through interdisciplinary approaches that capitalize on existing resources. Research efforts bring in more than $150 million annually, a piece of the $276 million the university received last fiscal year in gifts, grants and research contracts. The university houses more than 90 research centers, allowing us to be at the forefront of discovery.

Across the board, our achievements create jobs, prioritize cost-effective food production and support the industries that matter most in our communities. At Kansas State University, we take care of our own — the citizens of Kansas.

State of KansasState of Kansas
Student enrolled at K-StateStudents enrolled at K-State   22,795
Alumni living in the countyAlumni living in state   88,953
Financial aid awarded to studentsFinancial aid awarded   $230,000,000
Student enrolled in online classesStudents enrolled in online classes   4,100
Private support from countyPrivate support to the university   $152,600,000
4-H youth participants4-H youth participants   82,334
#1 choice of graduating seniors#1  choice of graduating seniors in Kansas
K-State employees working in countyK-State employees working in Kansas   5,049

For details on the numbers, see K-State Impact Sources.