Kansas State University
Founded in February 1863 as the first land-grant institution under the Morrill Act, Kansas State University has evolved into an internationally-recognized comprehensive university that offers excellent academic programs, a lively intellectual and cultural atmosphere, and a friendly campus to its community of approximately 24,300 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Kansas State University is recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America's best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. Kansas State University is implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025.
Kansas State University is a national leader among public universities in the total number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall prestigious scholarship winners. The university is home to more national CASE/Carnegie Professors of the Year than any other public research university in America.
Kansas State University offers 65 master’s programs, 45 doctoral programs, and 22 graduate certificates. The Graduate School office is located in historic Fairchild Hall, named in honor of George Fairchild, president of the university from 1879 to 1897.
Research and scholarly activities are wide ranging. Examples of areas for graduate study are: agribusiness, atomic physics, automated manufacturing, business administration, cancer biology, computational science and engineering, creative writing, educational administration and leadership, energy, feed and milling science and management, food science, genetic diseases in animals, hazardous substances, industrial and organizational psychology, infectious disease research, landscape architecture, marriage and family therapy, military history, prairie ecology, regional and community planning, rural sociology, space biology, statistics, surface chemistry, and wheat genetics and breeding.
Kansas State University is fully accredited by the North Central Accrediting Association and by various professional accrediting agencies.