Find the Best Colleges in Kansas and Across the US

Find your match! Kansas has 19 public community colleges, many technical colleges and a wide range of public and private four-year colleges and universities. Altogether the public Kansas schools alone educate about 100,000 students every year. About 30% of students are drawn from out of state.
What’s the attraction? And which Kansas colleges are best for your lifestyle, goals and budget? Use our free college search database to sort the list of Kansas schools by statistics such as tuition, total price and admission rate. You can also compare Kansas colleges with schools across the country. Choose from large state universities, small liberal arts colleges, community colleges and more.

Kansas College Education Data

Kansas public colleges and universities are relatively inexpensive and have above average graduation rates. Which Kansas universities are the most popular? Here are fast facts about the three public educational institutions with the highest enrollments.

  • The biggest school in Kansas is the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence. Its student population is about 27,000. Other campuses for KU are in Kansas City (medical school only), Overland Park and Topeka.
  • The second largest enrollment among Kansas colleges and universities is at Kansas State University (KSU). KSU teaches about 23,500 students annually. Its main campuses are in Manhattan and Salina, plus Manhattan has a veterinary school.
  • Wichita State University (WSU) is the third largest public university in Kansas, although enrollment has dipped since the school dropped football in ‘86. About 15,000 students are enrolled.

See our list of top Kansas colleges & universities below.