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Kansas State University (Distance Learning)

  • Manhattan, KS
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 57%44%
    student ratio
  • 11,437
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 95%
    acceptance rate
  • Non-competitive
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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A Variety of Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs

For more than 40 years, Kansas State University has been delivering distance education and degree-completion programs K-State's distance education program offers eight career-focused undergraduate degree completion programs across a spectrum of disciplines. The programs allow students to complete the last two years of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree online through K-State distance.

K-State's 12,000 distance students are taught by the same faculty members, with access to the same resources enjoyed by their peers on a traditional campus. The university even offers several scholarships designated for distance education students.

An Array of Instructional Delivery Methods

Courses are offered online using K-State Online, a course management system designed to deliver an interactive, web-based classroom to students. K-State Online enables students with time and geographic constraints to take advantage of the flexibility of learning over the Internet. Distance course communications tools include e-mail, email lists, message boards, video streaming and chat rooms and discussion boards.

Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs in Human Ecology

Students interested in human services may choose among several online options from K-State's College of Human Ecology.

The program in dietetics recognized nationally and internationally, provides professional courses in food, nutrition, and food service systems management.

The early childhood education program prepares students to serve the needs of a range of children, from newborns to kindergarten-aged children. Graduates often work in early education programs in administrative or teaching positions, working with parents and community agencies.

The highly flexible family studies and human services program allows students to combine coursework in human development with perspectives from various disciplines, including psychology, sociology, gerontology, or women's studies. Graduates work in settings such as youth programs, the court system, Cooperative Extension, family support programs, and public health departments.

K-State also offers a unique minor in conflict analysis and trauma studies, which provides "the framework and models for individuals, families, groups, and communities to enhance their social empowerment and resiliency in healing from conflict, trauma, and loss."

Food Science and Animal Science Bachelor's Degree Completion

The Kansas State University College of Agriculture offers distance degrees in food sciences and animal sciences.

Students interested in food science have two options. The food business and operations management program prepares students for the business side of the food industry, incorporating studies in business, agribusiness, or agricultural economics, depending on individual interest. In contrast, the food science and industry option prepares students for more technical jobs, product development, and graduate school.

The Animal Sciences and Industry Department offers a program in animal products for K-State distance students. This major prepares learners for production, management, marketing, distribution, and sales applications in the food industry.

General Business Bachelor's Degree Completion

The general business degree completion program is offered by K-State's College of Business Administration, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. This program exposes students to fundamental areas of business such as finance, accounting, management, and marketing.

Arts and Sciences Bachelor's Degree Completion Degrees

The interdisciplinary social science major offered through the College of Arts and Sciences focuses on developing valuable student competencies in research, communication, teamwork, writing, computer and multimedia, critical thinking, problem-solving, broad based knowledge, and time management. Students are required to take courses in multiple social science disciplines in order to round out their knowledge.

Technology Management Bachelor's Degree Completion

Technology management is offered by the College of Technology and Aviation and combines courses in liberal arts, management, accounting, marketing, and technology to support careers in areas such as aviation maintenance, computer systems technology, construction engineering technology, digital media, electronic and computer engineering, technology, family studies and human services, mechanical engineering technology, professional piloting, and web development technology.

2 + 2 Partnerships with Community Colleges

Kansas State University has created 2+2 partnerships with 24 community colleges throughout Kansas, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri. These partnerships allow students to complete an associate degree through their local institution and then complete a distance-based bachelor's degree through K-State.

Programming for Returning Athletes

Kansas State University's Second Wind program is a specialized degree completion program designed for former K-State student athletes who left the university without earning a degree. Athletic academic counselors and academic advisors help returning students develop a detailed plan of course schedules, graduation timelines, and living arrangements. Student athletes who travel regularly have the option to complete their degrees through distance education. College athletes who have attended other colleges may also check into K-State distance programs as an option to complete their degree.

Location & Contact

Manhattan, KS


95% of applicants are admitted.
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    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate95%
    • Enrolled
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
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    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
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    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.




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