Kansas State University Profile

Kansas State University (K-State) is one of the nation’s top colleges, renowned for the excellence of its faculty and programs.

Kansas State University  has the following Colleges: Arts and sciences; engineering; business administration; education; agriculture; human ecology; architecture, planning, and design; technology and aviation (K-State at Salina); and veterinary medicine.

Notable K-State alumni include: Naomi B. Lynn (First Hispanic female president of an American public university), John Slaughter (Former chancellor of University System of Maryland), John Allen (Former chief operating officer, Cincinnati Reds), Donald Prigmore (Former president and COO, GTE Sprint), William A. Porter (Founder of E-Trade), Kevin Weiberg (Former commissioner, Big 12 Conference), Mike Hayden (41st Governor of Kansas), Jim Geringer (30th Governor of Wyoming), etc.

K-State is the recipient of the 2009 Sloan Consortium Effective Practice Award for ELATEwiki, a collaborative Web site that allows students and faculty to post messages and interact through a dynamic information exchange.

Ranking Profile:

- Kansas State University is ranked 132nd among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2011).

- K-State’s programs in landscape architecture and interior architecture/design have continually ranked highly in the annual America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools study by DesignIntelligence. In the 2010 nation-wide survey of leading firms across the United States, the bachelor of interior architecture/design programs and the bachelor of landscape architecture program are placed 3rd nationally, while the bachelor of architecture program is placed 6th.

- The Princeton Review's The Best 371 Colleges (2010) selected K-State as one of the nation's top schools. In addition it is ranked 16th on the list of schools where campus and community relations are great.

- According to the 2008 survey of leading design firms across the nation, conducted by the journal DesignIntelligence and the Design Futures Council in conjunction with the Almanac of Architecture and Design, K-State ranks 1st among bachelor of landscape architecture programs.

- Top 25 among America's best "cutting-edge schools" by "You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges and Unlimited Paths to Your Future" (2008).

- Kiplinger's Personal Finance (2007) named K-State as one of the Top 100 best values among public colleges.

- Named No. 1 Kansas college in the Washington Monthly ranking of schools that best serve the nation (2006).

- 13th among America's fittest colleges by Muscle and Fitness (2005).

- 5th best bargain public colleges by The Best 357 Colleges (2005).

- 16th best values among public colleges by Consumers Digest (2004).

- Named a Best value college by The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges (2004).

- 47th among “most unwired” colleges (wireless access) by Intel (2004).

- One of top 100 coolest colleges by "Seventeen" (2002).

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