Kansas State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Manhattan, KS

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How much is the K-State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, K-State's tuition & fees is $10,942 for Kansas residents and $27,816 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $26,480 for Kansas residents and $43,354 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

K-State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$10,942
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,816
Books & Supplies Costs$1,010
On-campus Room & Board$10,100
On-campus Expenses$4,428
Off-campus Room & Board$8,680
Off-campus Expenses$4,428
2023-2024 Projection
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$11,633
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,945

How Much Does it Cost to Go to K-State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $125,550 at K-State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $185,973. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $148,145.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$29,176$43,932$35,141
Sophomore (2024-25)$30,603$45,590$36,369
Junior (2025-26)$32,100$47,321$37,650
Senior (2026-27)$33,670$49,130$38,985
4 Years Total$125,550$185,973$148,145
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$30,603$45,590$36,369
Sophomore (2025-26)$32,100$47,321$37,650
Junior (2026-27)$33,670$49,130$38,985
Senior (2027-28)$35,317$51,019$40,378
4 Years Total$131,691$193,060$153,381
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$32,100$47,321$37,650
Sophomore (2026-27)$33,670$49,130$38,985
Junior (2027-28)$35,317$51,019$40,378
Senior (2028-29)$37,044$52,992$41,830
4 Years Total$138,131$200,462$158,842
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$33,670$49,130$38,985
Sophomore (2027-28)$35,317$51,019$40,378
Junior (2028-29)$37,044$52,992$41,830
Senior (2029-30)$38,856$55,053$43,346
4 Years Total$144,887$208,193$164,539
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$35,317$51,019$40,378
Sophomore (2028-29)$37,044$52,992$41,830
Junior (2029-30)$38,856$55,053$43,346
Senior (2030-31)$40,756$57,207$44,927
4 Years Total$151,973$216,271$170,481

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, K-State' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Kansas, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $8,834.
In-StateOut-of-State
Kansas State University$10,942$27,816
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Kansas Four-years Colleges$15,957
Public Schools$5,756$8,834
Private Schools$20,986

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between K-State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Kansas State UniversityManhattan, KS$10,942$27,816
University of KansasLawrence, KS$11,700$29,412

Financial Aid and COA

At Kansas State University, 11,303 students (72%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,381.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at K-State is $34,973 for students living on-campus and $33,553 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 2,628 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $8,537 and the average amount of student loans is $6,911.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Kansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$26,480$43,354
COA (off-campus)$25,060$41,934
Tuition & Fees$10,942$27,816
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,538$15,538
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,118$14,118
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,099$34,973
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,679$33,553
Average Financial Aid$8,381$8,381
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship11,30372%$8,381
Pell Grants3,09820%$4,274
Federal Student Loan5,92138%$6,263
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid2,62894%-
Grants or Scholarships2,49289%$8,537
Federal Grants54419%$4,691
Pell Grants54419%$4,464
Other Federal Grants1104%$1,126
State/Local Grants40314%$1,945
Institutional Grants2,44987%$7,325
Student Loan Aid1,14241%$6,911
Federal Student Loans1,10439%$5,072
Other Student Loans1415%$16,261
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,060971$7,062
0-30,000157157$12,351
30,001-48,000122122$13,169
48,001-75,000173166$9,190
75,001-110,000200179$5,207
110,001 or more408347$3,209

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

K-State's acceptance rate is 95.61%. A total of 9,822 applicants applied to and 9,391 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 2,848 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 30.33%.
To apply to K-State, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants9,8224,575$5,247
Admitted9,3914,344$5,047
Enrolled2,8481,401$1,447
Acceptance Rate95.61%94.95%96.19%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)30.33%32.25%28.67%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are recommended to apply to K-State. Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th

Student Population

Kansas State University has a total of 19,722 students including 15,046 undergraduate and 4,676 graduate students. By gender, there are 9,647 male students and 10,582 female students attending K-State. The school offers online degree programs and 2,820 students enrolled online exclusively (14.30% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total20,229 9,64710,582
Undergraduate15,619 7,8617,758
Graduate4,610 1,7862,824

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS
Phone785-532-6011
WEBwww.k-state.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered339 Programs
Online Program Offered19 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered135 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate79.00%
Yield30.00%
Student Population19,722
Graduation Rate68%
Transfer-out Rate19%
Retention Rate86% (Full-time), 39% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties996 (Full-time), 153 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,237 (Full-time), 544 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$87,236
Average Staff Salary$59,390