Kansas State University


Kansas State University, commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is a public doctoral university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States.

Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and the city's historical birthplace.

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States.

A campus is traditionally the land on which a college or university and related institutional buildings are situated.

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Kansas State was opened as the state's land-grant college in 1863 – the first public institution of higher learning in the state of Kansas.

A land-grant university is an institution of higher education in the United States designated by a state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890.

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It had a record high enrollment of 24,766 students for the Fall 2014 semester.


Branch campuses are in Salina and Olathe.


The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina is home to the College of Technology and Aviation.

Technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, also known as K-State Salina, is a branch campus of Kansas State University, and the home of the University's College of Technology and Aviation.

Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation and use of aircraft, especially heavier than air aircraft.


The Olathe Innovation Campus is the academic research presence within the Kansas Bioscience Park, where graduate students participate in research bioenergy, animal health, plant science and food safety and security.


The university is classified as a research university with highest research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.


Kansas State's academic offerings are administered through nine colleges, including the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Technology and Aviation in Salina.

Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals.


Graduate degrees offered include 65 master's degree programs and 45 doctoral degrees.

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