Pittsburg State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Pittsburg, KS

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How much is the Pitt State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Pitt State's tuition & fees is $8,008 for Kansas residents and $19,692 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 $23,448 for Kansas residents and $35,132 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Pitt State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$8,008
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,692
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$9,426
On-campus Expenses$4,814
Off-campus Room & Board$9,658
Off-campus Expenses$5,072
2023-2024 Estimates
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$8,281
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,315

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

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $84,861 at Pitt 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 $167,930. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $155,351.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$20,283$36,756$33,749
Sophomore (2024-25)$20,892$39,947$36,851
Junior (2025-26)$21,519$43,562$40,372
Senior (2026-27)$22,166$47,664$44,379
4 Years Total$84,861$167,930$155,351
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$20,892$39,947$36,851
Sophomore (2025-26)$21,519$43,562$40,372
Junior (2026-27)$22,166$47,664$44,379
Senior (2027-28)$22,831$52,328$48,943
4 Years Total$87,408$183,501$170,545
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$21,519$43,562$40,372
Sophomore (2026-27)$22,166$47,664$44,379
Junior (2027-28)$22,831$52,328$48,943
Senior (2028-29)$23,517$57,638$54,152
4 Years Total$90,033$201,192$187,846
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$22,166$47,664$44,379
Sophomore (2027-28)$22,831$52,328$48,943
Junior (2028-29)$23,517$57,638$54,152
Senior (2029-30)$24,223$63,693$60,103
4 Years Total$92,736$221,323$207,576
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$22,831$52,328$48,943
Sophomore (2028-29)$23,517$57,638$54,152
Junior (2029-30)$24,223$63,693$60,103
Senior (2030-31)$24,950$70,609$66,910
4 Years Total$95,520$244,267$230,108

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Pitt State' tuition is 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.
Pittsburg State University$8,008$19,692
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 Pitt 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.
Pittsburg State UniversityPittsburg, KS$8,008$19,692
California State University-StanislausTurlock, CA$7,826$19,706
University of the Virgin IslandsCharlotte Amalie, VI$5,612$15,521
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond, LA$8,373$20,851
University of Southern IndianaEvansville, IN$10,136$22,573
Missouri State University-SpringfieldSpringfield, MO$9,024$17,928
Clarion University of PennsylvaniaClarion, PA$11,173$16,052
The College of New JerseyEwing, NJ$18,685$24,568
University of North FloridaJacksonville, FL$6,389$20,793
Southern University and A & M CollegeBaton Rouge, LA$9,848$17,198
Mississippi University for WomenColumbus, MS$7,866$8,092

Financial Aid and COA

At Pittsburg State University, 4,330 students (95%) 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 $2,919.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Pitt State is $32,213 for students living on-campus and $32,703 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 800 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 $3,070 and the average amount of student loans is $3,197.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Kansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$23,448$35,132
COA (off-campus)$23,938$35,622
Tuition & Fees$8,008$19,692
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,440$15,440
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,930$15,930
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,529$32,213
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,019$32,703
Average Financial Aid$2,919$2,919
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,33095%$2,919
Pell Grants1,34730%$2,468
Federal Student Loan2,05345%$3,272
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid800100%-
Grants or Scholarships800100%$3,070
Federal Grants799100%$1,713
Pell Grants25131%$2,583
Other Federal Grants799100%$902
State/Local Grants11614%$769
Institutional Grants55569%$1,798
Student Loan Aid40951%$3,197
Federal Student Loans40551%$2,740
Other Student Loans375%$5,352
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level498497$3,630
110,001 or more149148$1,530

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Pitt State's acceptance rate is 93.64%. A total of 2,216 applicants applied to and 2,075 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 812 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 39.13%.
To apply to Pitt State, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate93.64%91.21%95.26%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)39.13%49.07%32.78%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Pittsburg State University has a total of 5,858 students including 4,489 undergraduate and 1,369 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,825 male students and 3,192 female students attending Pitt State. The school offers online degree programs and 1,072 students enrolled online exclusively (18.30% of all students).
Total6,017 2,8253,192
Undergraduate4,560 2,2612,299
Graduate1,457 564893

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1701 S Broadway, Pittsburg, KS
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered108 Programs
Online Program Offered10 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered26 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate87.99%
Student Population5,858
Graduation Rate55%
Retention Rate75% (Full-time), 57% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties277 (Full-time), 143 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs729 (Full-time), 234 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$66,533
Average Staff Salary$51,057