Kansas State Provides Acclaimed Education for an Affordable Price

On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 15:55
Kansas State University in Manhattan boasts many fine qualities: not least among these is value. The Princeton Review ranks the university fifth in the nation for value, Consumer’s Digest honored the school with a No. 16 designation and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine placed the school in its list of top 100 best values. The school is affordable, awarding more than $151 million in scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study each year. Low tuition bills do not equate to low quality, though. U.S. News and World Report placed a number of the university’s more than 350 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in its top 100 lists. Biological sciences, chemistry, math and physics are just a few of the recognized graduate programs. Kansas State’s enrollment of 23,000 makes up nearly half of Manhattan’s population, which is fewer than 50,000. Undergraduate programs offered are grouped into colleges of arts and sciences; engineering; business administration; education; agriculture; human ecology; and architecture, planning, and design. Famous alumni of Kansas State include U.S. senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback, environmental activist and movie inspiration Erin Brockovich and Earl Woods, father of Tiger Woods. Kansas State has produced more Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall scholars than any other state school in the nation since 1986. Other education options in Manhattan include Manhattan Christian College and a variety of technical and trade schools. The largest of these, Manhattan Area Technical College, grants associate of applied sciences degrees and diplomas in 12 technical education programs. The facility also offers part-time continuous learning courses, as well as customized training for individual businesses and groups. Whether you want to start learning, continue learning or change what you’re learning, Manhattan is a true college town that has the educational resources you need.