Public Universities

University of Kansas Campus

University of Kansas

University of KansasFounded in 1866, the University of Kansas has grown from the first class of 55 students to an enrollment of 28,500. With more than 400 degree and certificate programs, the University of Kansas offers a broad array of advanced graduate study programs and fulfills its mission through faculty, academic and research programs of international distinction, and outstanding libraries, teaching museums, and information technology.

The University of Kansas is the only state university in Kansas to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), a select group of 62 public and private research universities that represent excellence in graduate and professional education and the highest achievements in research internationally.

KSU Center for Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases

Kansas State University

Kansas State UniversityKansas State University is a comprehensive, research, land-grant institution serving students and the people of Kansas, the nation, and the world. Since its founding in 1863, the university has evolved into a modern institution of higher education, committed to quality programs, and responsive to a rapidly changing world and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society. Together with other major comprehensive universities, K-State shares responsibilities for developing human potential, expanding knowledge, enriching cultural expression, and extending its expertise to individuals, businesses, education, and government. These responsibilities are addressed through an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, research and creative activities, and outreach and public service programs. In addition, its land-grant mandate, based on federal and state legislation, establishes a focus on its instructional, research, and extension activities which is unique among the Regents' institutions.

K-State is home to more than 22,000 students in 250 undergraduate programs and over 165 graduate degrees and certificates.

Wichita State University Campus

Wichita State University

Wichita State UniversityLocated in the heart of the Midwest, Wichita State University is a public research institution in Wichita, KS that offers a wide variety of majors and degree programs. Though the most popular areas of study are education, public health, and mechanical engineering, Wichita State offers more than 200 areas of study. Students can also participate in a number of study abroad opportunities through WSU Exchange Programs in France, Japan, Germany, Austria, China, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and England. Incoming freshmen at WSU can be eligible to receive anywhere from $8,000 to $24,000 over four years for academic merit.

More than 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs

With yearly funding topping $164 million, research at Wichita State University ranges from bioscience, chemistry, and engineering to mathematics, physics, and ancient civilization. WSU ranks fourth among all U.S. universities in aeronautical R&D expenditures and first in industry funding for aeronautical R&D.

The Shocker City Partnership at Wichita State University provides discounted tuition rates to new students from certain areas in Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Residents of the Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, Tulsa, Austin, Dallas - Fort Worth, Killeen - Temple, San Antonio or Waco metropolitan areas are eligible for in-state tuition rates. This means an undergraduate student enrolled in 15 credit hours per semester would save more than $37,000 over four years.

  • Ranked Number 1 among all U.S. universities in industry-funded aeronautical research and development expenditures
  • Ranked Number 4 among U.S. universities in aeronautical research and development expenditures
  • Ranked Number 8 among U.S. universities in industry-funded engineering research and development expenditures
  • 34 research centers and institutes
  • Over $90 million in externally funded research at Wichita State.
  • 200+ industry and government clients and research partners