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The Best Colleges in Kansas Ranked for 2018

These are the best four year colleges in Kansas as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Kansas ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading our 2018 ranking as the best college in Kansas is Benedictine College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Kansas
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Benedictine College 201 1,484 664
2 Newman University 506 427 1,492
3 Tabor College 904 400 791
4 Sterling College 973 164 936
5 Friends University 265 475 1,491
6 Baker University 651 1,195 689
7 MidAmerica Nazarene University 1,034 551 1,071
8 McPherson College 605 916 1,005
9 Kansas Wesleyan University 867 585 1,132
10 University of Saint Mary 1,035 280 1,133
11 Wichita State University 377 1,430 1,106
12 University of Kansas 1,342 1,388 515
13 Southwestern College 903 1,356 635
14 Bethel College North Newton 1,335 360 790
15 Ottawa University Ottawa 1,344 163 972
16 Manhattan Christian College 1,061 1,196 1,262
17 Emporia State University 1,339 1,301 1,105
18 Bethany College 972 1,485 1,131
19 Pittsburg State University 1,345 1,169 905
20 Kansas State University 1,343 1,429 665
21 Barclay College 1,341 982 1,173
22 Fort Hays State University 1,340 1,283 1,198
23 Cleveland Chiropractic College 1,445 990 1,767
24 Central Baptist Theological Seminary 1,336 1,498 1,748

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2015-2016 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.