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K-State Today

August 31, 2021

Forbes ranks university as a top 3 employer in Kansas

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The annual survey by Forbes magazine, "America's Best Employers by State List," finds Kansas State University rates among the Top 3 employers in the state and is the best university employer in the Sunflower State.

K-State came in at No. 3 in 2021, up from No. 9 in 2020. 

"Our faculty and staff are the heart of what we do at K-State and that has never been more evident than over the last year and a half," said Jay Stephens, vice president for Human Capital Services. "Making this a great place to work for everyone is always a priority."

As an employer, Stephens said the university's mission is to provide progressive, responsive and innovative solutions to attract, retain, develop and reward a highly talented, diverse and inclusive K-State community that cultivates an environment where students and employees flourish.

For the list, Forbes and Statista, a marketing research company, surveyed 80,000 workers from businesses with at least 500 employees. The rolling survey was conducted from October 2020 to June 2021 and in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the anonymous surveys, employees rated their employers on various criteria, including safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement and openness to telecommuting. Workers also were asked if they would recommend their employers to others.

Read more at forbes.com/best-employers-by-state/#17ce21b5487a.

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