Kansas Colleges

More than 100 colleges and universities are found inside the Kansas state lines. The capital city of Topeka and the largest city Wichita are home to most of the schools, but several are located in Lawrence as well. Both Kansas State University and University of Kansas are consistently ranked on lists of best colleges in both the West and the entire US. The Kansas Board of Regents governs four other state universities as well including Wichita State University, Wichita, Emporia State University and Pittsburg State University; and it supervises and coordinates nearly 20 community colleges and several technical schools, which offer instruction for business trade, technical, or industrial occupations leading to a certificate or 2-year career training degree. Private Kansas colleges and universities provide more options including several religious-affiliated schools. Friends University, Wichita and University of Saint Mary are all worth noting.


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Kansas College and Degree Offerings

Students seeking degrees from Kansas colleges will have many options to choose from with a broad selection of public and private colleges and universities. Six state universities and one municipal university, Washburn University, offer many majors for bachelors degree and masters degree students. Similarly, the private 4-year colleges and universities will also provide many degree and program choices. With nearly two dozen community college options and almost as many technical schools, 2-year career training degrees and associates degrees are widely accessible. Certificate program options are also available at colleges to begin a career.

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Kansas Career Opportunities

Agriculture, especially the production of wheat, and the meat-packing industry have been two top economic and job producers in Kansas for a long time. Another big industry for the state is aviation. Four Wichita-based companies manufacture the majority of the world’s aircrafts used for general aviation. Several of the state’s top employers fall under the aviation umbrella. As you can imagine this field is expected to continue and grow over the next several years providing jobs to Kansas colleges graduates with degrees in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering or even some of the Skilled Trades such as Welding Technology/Welder. Careers in Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement are also in demand and you can find ample opportunities in the fields of Health & Medical Services and Forensics as well. Two top choices for career college students are Massage Therapy and Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, both fields are popular in Kansas. And if helping people is one of your top priority, a degree in Mental & Social Health Services or Psychology will lead to a successful career in the state.