To identify the Best Colleges in Kansas for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Kansas anywhere.

Kansas has more than 100 colleges and universities. 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.

Their are 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.

Regional Information about Kansas

Regional Information About Kansas
Major Cities: Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City
Attractions: Botanica: Wichita Gardens, Kansas State Capitol, Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home
Cost of Living: Best Places Kansas Cost of Living
Popular Schools: University of Kansas, Kansas State University,MidAmerica Nazarene University.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Kansas takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. University of Kansas
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  2. Kansas State University
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  3. MidAmerica Nazarene University
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  4. Pittsburg State University
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  5. Emporia State University
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  6. Baker University
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  7. Newman University
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  8. Benedictine College
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  9. Washburn University
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  10. Fort Hays State University
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  11. Friends University
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  12. Wichita State University
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  13. Sterling College - Kansas
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  14. University of Saint Mary
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  15. McPherson College
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  16. Kansas Wesleyan University
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  17. Southwestern College - Kansas
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  18. Tabor College
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  19. Central Christian College of Kansas
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  20. Ottawa University
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