Public 4 Year

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas

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Pittsburg State University overview
Location Pittsburg, Kansas
Online pittstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Pittsburg State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Pittsburg State University, located in Pittsburg, Kansas, is a public institution established in 1903. The campus showcases a blend of modern and historic architecture across its 600-acre setting in rural southeastern Kansas, approximately 120 miles south of Kansas City. Known for its comprehensive educational offerings, Pittsburg State provides a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on its College of Technology and its School of Construction. While the University has an inclusive admissions policy, with a focus on providing broad access to higher education, it maintains a commitment to academic quality. On-campus housing is available for students, fostering a supportive environment for both living and learning. Pittsburg State, commonly referred to as Pitt State or PSU, is also recognized for the Gorillas athletic teams, particularly in Division II football, where they have achieved notable success.

In the most recent statistical year 2,642 prospective students applied, and 2,277 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 847 enrolled in the school.  4,402 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,456 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,012 plus fees of $1,958.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.4

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kansas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Pittsburg State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,958
Room and Board $9,426
Budget for Other Expenses$4,814
Total One Year Cost$23,410

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Pittsburg State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,958
Room and Board $9,426
Budget for Other Expenses$4,814
Total One Year Cost$35,094

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Pittsburg State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 20%
Business 19%
Engineering Technology 14%
Health Professions 7%
Communication 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155681 IPEDS survey data for Pittsburg State University.

Current students may use the Pittsburg State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.