September 30, 2022
K-State is top university employer in Kansas
Kansas State University has been named the No. 7 employer in Kansas, according to the annual survey by Forbes magazine, "America's Best Employers by State List." K-State is the only university listed in the Top 10.
"Our faculty and staff are the university, and they make everything we do possible," said Jay Stephens, vice president for Human Capital Services. "This ranking is reflective of the university's efforts to make K-State an outstanding place to work, grow and develop as an employee."
As an employer, Stephens said the innovative work of K-State becoming the next-generation land-grant university is a direct result of attracting, retaining, developing and rewarding a highly talented, diverse and inclusive K-State community of faculty and staff.
For the list, Forbes and Statista, a marketing research company, surveyed 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. The survey was conducted 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.