The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the wellbeing of Kansas, the nation and the international community. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve.


Kansas State University will lead the nation as a next-generation land-grant university – setting the standard for inspiring learning, creativity, discovery and engagement that positively impacts society and transforms lives in Kansas and around the world.


We are stronger together — cultivating trust and building relationships to connect our K-State community with our state, nation and world.
We lead with bold conviction — rising to the moment, even when the course is uncharted, to deliver the greatest good for areas of greatest need.
We listen, adapt and challenge the status quo – leading change through learning and discovery that transforms lives and creates shared prosperity for all.
We welcome all who seek to learn and grow — providing an accessible, inclusive and exceptional experience that helps them achieve their potential.
We are everything because of our people — supporting, valuing and inspiring our entire K-State community and championing a culture of belonging for all.
We are committed to our future – using our resources responsibly to leave a positive, lasting legacy.

Living our vision and values

Watch a video to hear from K-Staters about what it means to live the vision and values of a next-generation land-grant university.