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The heart of the heartland, Kansas has played a major role in the history of the United States since the Louisiana Purchase, most notably during the lead up to the Civil War. Its plain-dominated landscape is also quintessentially American, even if much of that is a myth. (Scientists note that the state is only perhaps the twentieth flattest in the Union.) With a per capita GDP last measured at $46k in 2014, Kansas’s economy is primarily based on agriculture and industrials: It ranks 8th in both oil and natural gas production, and agricultural output ranks 7th, making an economic impact of nearly $20 billion per year. There are 37 public institutions of higher education, plus 19 private schools in the state. Following recent trends toward flexible and affordable online delivery, more than 30 colleges and universities now offer distance education programs, from two-year associate tracks all the way through doctoral programs.

In-state tuition is often applied to public schools offering online programs. Many online programs require some face-to-face time, or more numerous support services at their brick and mortar locations. Intensive study experiences–often on the weekends or in several week long bouts–enable many online students to accelerate their time until graduation. And students looking at online education can drastically expand their educational options if they also look to hybrid degrees (degrees where degrees can be taken partially, or mostly online). Finally, one of the most common stipulations in scholarships is that students be from a certain state or region, often more funds are available to students seeking degrees in-state.

There are at least 17 public schools in Kansas offering online degrees. The largest of these, Washburn University, offers the most tracks in the state (41) across a wide range of fields, including 11 associates, 19 bachelors, 10 masters, and a doctoral degree. The second-largest distance education provider is Kansas State, with 11 bachelors – covering Food and Food Services, Education, and Business — and 25 masters, placing it first for online graduate degree opportunities. These cover: Education specializations, Engineering specializations, Business, Family and Community Services, Agribusiness, and Agricultural Education and Communication, among other unique disciplines. For students looking for two-year associate tracks, Butler Community College offers 19 and Cowley Community College has 13. Other notable schools include University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University, Wichita State University, and Henderson State University.

There are at least 17 private schools in Kansas that offer online degrees, including Ottawa University (29 tracks), Southwestern College (23), Baker University (17), and Tabor College (10). Ottawa’s 17 bachelors and 12 masters cover a diverse range of studies: most undergraduate tracks are Business specializations like Accounting, Finance, Health Care Management, Leadership Management, Entrepreneurship, and Global Operations; graduate degrees are offered primarily in MEd and MBA concentrations. From there, Southwestern offers studies in Psychology, Criminal Justice, Christian Ministries, Healthcare, Information Systems, Nursing, Education, Accounting, and others. For students pursuing associate options MidAmerica Nazarene University has AA’s in Business, Liberal Arts, and the Arts.

Potential Resident

For a variety of reasons, a student may look to move to the state of their online college program whether specifically required by the program or not – be it for a job, location desirability, school benefits, etc. Different states have different policies, however, and some of them can be rather demanding. Nonetheless, Kansas’s residency requirements are fairly straightforward: if you or your legal guardian’s have lived in the state for 12 consecutive months — and can demonstrate an intention to establish permanent residence — you qualify for in-state tuition. Additional qualifiers may include employment in Kansas, payment of Kansas state individual income taxes, reliance on Kansas sources for financial support, and other factors. For a full breakdown, visit the Kansas Board of Regents.

Tuition, Cost of Living and Opportunity

For 2015-16, the average tuition per-year for a four-year public school in Kansas was $8,530, or about $600 less than the national average. That represents a year-over-year increase of 3% and an 18% increase over five years. Overall, these are good numbers for residents looking to take advantage of in-state tuitions. While the five-year percent increase is slightly higher than the national average, many other states have suffered much steeper increases. Most important, over the last decade, no year-over-year tuition hike has been more than a few hundred dollars, allowing students to plan ahead; nor has tuition appeared to suffer aftershcoks from the Great Recession. If current trends hold, Kansans should continue to enjoy highly stable and affordable in-state tuition.

Newman University, a private Catholic liberal arts school, is the main provider of online degrees within Wichita’s city limits, offering bachelor’s degrees in Business Studies and Nursing (RN-BSN) and master’s in Theology and Theological Studies. South of Wichita, Cowley County Community College is one the largest public community schools in the state to offer online options, including 13 two-year associate degrees and a bachelor’s in Liberal Arts. Up Interstate 35, Butler Community College offers 21 associates — the most in the state — including studies in Accounting, Marketing & Management, Business Administration, Economics, Philosophy & Religion, History, Social Work, and Pre-Law. Tabor College, in Hillsboro, offers 10 degrees: an associate in Urban Ministry; 6 bachelors in Business, Nursing, and Ministry; and two MBAs and an MA in Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership. From there, Hutchinson Community College, Central Christian College of Kansas, Bethany College, and Neosho County Community College are all within reasonable distance for occasional commuting.

On the Kansas side, Johnson County Community College, Ottawa University-Kansas City, University of Saint Mary, and MidAmerica Nazarene University offer online degrees within reach of Kansas City. The largest of these is Ottawa, a private Christian liberal arts school, which offers 17 bachelors and 12 masters across a range of disciplines, from Business, to Education, to Healthcare and Counseling. On the Missouri side, the University of Missouri—KC offers 2 bachelors (Rn to Bsn and Liberal Arts), 3 masters (MS in Dental Hygiene, MSN in Family Psychiatric Mental Health, and an Eds), and three doctorate tracks in Nursing and Pharmacy; Nazarene Theological Seminary offers 3 masters concentrations in Theological Studies. Baker University, in Baldwin, offers 17 online degrees.

Topeka’s Washburn University offers 41 online degrees — 11 associates, 19 bachelors, 10 masters, and a doctoral degree — making it the largest provider in the state. Predictably, it’s also the most wide-ranging, covering Criminal Justice, Music, Education, Public Administration, Medicine and Nursing, Information Science, and the Humanities. To the south, Emporia State University, Ottawa University, and Baker University offer online degrees; and MidAmerica Nazarene University and Johnson County Community College are options in nearby Kansas City. The University of Saint Mary offer 6 online tracks — 2 bachelors and 4 masters — and Highland Community College offers 9 associates in Accounting, Business Administration, Risk Management, Criminal Justice, and Medical Coding, among other subjects.

Opportunity Comparison

City
Population
Cost of Living
Top Industries
Local Online Degrees
Wichita
388413
82.9%
Manufacturing, Healthcare
8
Overland Park
184525
88%
Healthcare, Professional Services
8
Kansas City
149636
86.4%
Healthcare, Business
8
Topeka
127215
81.9%
Education, Healthcare
7
Olathe
133062
86.9%
Industrials, Insurance
8
Lawrence
92763
86.9%
Education, Industrials
8
Shawnee
64599
87.1%
Education, Agricultural
8
Manhattan
56078
83%
Education, Healthcare
2
Lenexa
51042
87.6%
Logistics, Retail
8

Online Schools in Kansas

The 15 Best Online Universities in Kansas

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15 Results Name Number of Online Degrees US News Rank School Type Rank

Name

Kansas State University

Online Programs

36

US News Rank

N135

Type

Public

1

Founded in 1863, KSU is the state’s oldest university and first among public universities in the country for its 124 total Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars. KSU also offers the second most online degrees in the state (36), including 11 bachelors and 25 masters. Undergraduate offerings cover a range of Food & Food Services disciplines, Technology Management, Business, Social Science, and more. Graduate offerings include studies in Agribusiness, Business, Engineering (Civil, Chemical, Nuclear, Mechanical, Software, etc.), Education (Early Childhood, Leadership, Adult and Continuing, Curriculum and Instruction), Psychology, and more. With a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio, classes are intimate and collaborative; over 40% consist of fewer than 20 students. Financial aid is also available: half of full-time undergrads receive some form of aid, and the average need met is 75%. In addition to high marks from US News, Washington Monthly, Forbes, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings rank KSU highly.

Name

University of Kansas

Online Programs

21

US News Rank

N118

Type

Public

2

Founded in 1865, The University of Kansas has a total enrollment of about 28,000 and offers 21 online degrees: 5 bachelor’s in Liberal Arts, Psychology, Health Information Management, Respiratory Care, and an RN-BSN; 15 master’s ranging from Education specializations, to Social Work, to and an MBA; and a doctoral track in Nursing. Ranked among the best universities in the country by US News, Kansas also has a top-ranked honors program. The school’s 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio supports a vibrant, collaborative learning experience which also delivers individualized instruction. Nearly half of classes consist of fewer than 20 students, and just 10% have more than 50. All online course work is designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate adult learners, working professionals, and other non-traditional students. Additional resources include tutoring, academic advising, library services, a writing center, and tech support.

Name

Ottawa University-Ottawa

Online Programs

29

US News Rank

R47

Type

Private

3

Ottawa University, founded in 1865, is a small private school with an enrollment under 1,000. It’s online offerings, however, are among the largest in Kansas, including 17 bachelors and 12 masters. Nearly all undergraduate options are Business Administration specializations, like Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Actuarial Science, Management, and more. Master’s degrees include MEd concentrations (Educational Leadership, Education Technology, Education Intervention, Curriculum And Instruction) and MBA concentrations (Marketing, Management, Healthcare Management, etc.). (These programs are accredited by the CAEP and ACBSP, respectively.) Ranked as one of the top 50 colleges in the region by US News, Ottawa’s student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1 to promote a collaborative, dynamic educational setting, while also supporting individualized learning; nearly 70% of classes have less than 20 students, and just 1% have over 50. Financial aid is another boon: 87% of undergraduates receive some form of aid, and the average need met is 60%.

Name

Washburn University

Online Programs

41

US News Rank

R94

Type

Public

4

Founded in 1865, Washburn offers the most online degrees in Kansas (41). Undergraduate tracks cover a wide range of disciplines, including Music, Education, Public Administration, Medicine and Nursing, and across the Liberal Arts. Master’s degrees include MEd and Social Work specializations, Nursing, Human Services, Mass Media, and Accountancy. A Doctor of Nursing Practice is also available with online delivery options. Ranked among the top 25 public schools in the region by US News, the school’s 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio promotes intimate, collaborative learning and individualized instruction. Half of classes consist of less than 20 students, and less than 2% have over 50. More than $70 million in financial aid is available annually, and residents of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas pay in-state tuition.

Name

Baker University

Online Programs

17

US News Rank

R47

Type

Private

5
Founded in 1858, Baker is ranked among the top 50 schools in the region and has an enrollment of less than 1,000 students. Its online offerings, nevertheless, remain extensive: 17 degrees, including 13 masters, 3 bachelors, and an AA in Business. Master’s degrees cover a range of MEd specializations (Curriculum And Instruction, Technology, Multicultural Classrooms And Student Diversity), Organizational Leadership, and MLM’s in Gender Studies, Creative Arts, History and Ideas, and Natural And Social Sciences. Bachelor’s are available in Business and Criminal Justice. The school’s 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio supports an intimate educational environment, and online courses follow a cohort model to promote collaborative learning. Further, with asynchronous options, students have the flexibility to complete course work when their schedule permits. Additional resources include academic advising, the Moodle learning platform, tech support, and financial aid opportunities.

Name

Southwestern College

Online Programs

23

US News Rank

R115

Type

Private

6
Southwestern College, founded in 1885, offers 23 online degrees to 1,500 students: 16 bachelors in Business Administration, Operations Management, Healthcare Administration, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Computer Programming, Nursing, and Information Systems Management, among others; plus 6 masters in Leadership Management, Business, Curriculum and Instruction, Security Administration, and Special Education, and a Doctorate of Education. (Online courses deliver in accelerated 6-week blocks.) Ranked among the best colleges in the region, Southwest’s 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio supports a highly intimate learning community; over 80% of classes consist of fewer than 20 students, with no classes over 50 students. Financial aid is also available: 78% of full-time undergraduates receive some form of aid, and the average need met is 75%. For those interested, a number of undergraduate and graduate certificates are available online as well.

Name

Pittsburg State University

Online Programs

18

US News Rank

R94

Type

Public

7

Founded in 1903, Pittsburg State University has a total enrollment of 7,300 and ranks among the top 25 public schools in the region. There 18 degrees available online, including bachelors in Workforce Development and Nursing and masters in Educational Leadership, Engineering Technology, Teaching, Educational Technology, and Health, Human Performance And Recreation, among others. With a 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio, nearly half of classes consist of fewer than 20 students to support a tight-knit learning community and individualized instruction. Just 6% of classes have more than 50 students. All online course work is designed for maximum flexibility, and all online students pay in-state tuition, regardless of residency. Additional resources include tech support, a student success center, career services, library services, and more.

Name

Tabor College

Online Programs

10

US News Rank

R41

Type

Private

8

Tabor College, founded in 1908, offers 10 online degrees, including an AA in Urban Ministry; bachelor’s in Nursing (RN-BSN), Christian Ministry, and Business specializations (Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Operations Management, HR Management); and two MBAs and an MA in Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership. Ranked as one the top colleges in the region, Tabor’s 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio supports an intimate, collaborative learning environment that prioritizes personalized instruction. 70% of classes have fewer than 20 students; just 1% have over 50. Financial aid opportunities are available, as well: 80% of full-time undergrads receive some form of aid, and the average need met is 70%. Courses are designed to accommodate students with demanding schedules and deliver through the Moodle learning platform, which includes group discussion boards, live chat rooms, and other multimedia.

Name

Butler Community College

Online Programs

21

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

9

Established in 1927 in El Dorado, Butler Community College offers 21 associate degrees online, by far the most in the state. Tracks are available across a wide spectrum, including: Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Pre-Law, Philosophy & Religion, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Liberal Studies, among others. All programs are designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate working professionals and adult learners, and some courses include blended delivery options. Classes sizes are kept between 18-25 students, and Butler’s learning management system includes a variety of multimedia tools to create a dynamic learning environment. Butler is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Name

Henderson State University

Online Programs

14

US News Rank

R91

Type

Public

10
Founded in 1890, Henderson State has an enrollment of 3,500 and offers 14 online degrees, including master’s degrees in Business Administration and several Education specializations, like Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction, Advanced Instructional Studies, and more. (These are respectively accredited by the AACSB and CAEP.) An online Educational Specialist BS is available, as well. Recognized as one of the most affordable small colleges in the country, US News ranks HSU among the tpo 40 public schools in the region. Henderson’s 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio promotes a highly intimate learning community that promotes personalized instruction. Over 60% of classes have less than 20 students; less than 1% of have 50. Financial aid opportunities are available, too: 83% of full-time undergraduates receive some form of aid, and the average need met is over half. HSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission for 75 years.

Name

Emporia State University

Online Programs

16

US News Rank

R108

Type

Public

11
Emporia State University, founded in 1863, offers 16 online degrees, nearly all of which are master’s tracks. These include an MBA, MS in Mathematics, MA in History, Master of Accountancy, and several Education specializations, like Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Content, Teaching, Educational Administration, and Special Education. Emporia’s sole bachelor’s degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies. As one of the best public schools in the region, ESU fosters a collaborative, vibrant learning atmosphere through an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Nearly half of classes consist of fewer than 20 students, and less than 7% have 50. Emporia’s distance education program emphasizes flexibility and affordability, and over 60% of undergrads receive some form of financial aid. Other online resources include tutoring, advising, tech support, and library services. Emporia is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds additional accreditations from the AACSB and NCATE.

Name

Cowley County Community College

Online Programs

14

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

12

Cowley Community College operates campuses in Arkansas City, Winfield, Mulvane, and Wichita. Online, CCC offers 13 associate degrees, including in: Accounting, Business Administrative Technology, Agribusiness, Health Services Management, Equine Management, Leadership, Creative Writing, and Instructional Technology, among others. With a 23:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Cowley’s educational setting is collaborative and vibrant, and all course work is designed to accommodate adult learners, working professionals, and other non-traditional students (45% of students are part-time). Further, through the Blackboard learning platform, students utilize group discussion boards, live chat rooms, video conferencing, and other multimedia. CCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Name

Wichita State University

Online Programs

12

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

13
Founded in 1895, Wichita State University has an enrollment of 15,000 and offers 12 online degrees, most of which are at the bachelor and master level. Bachelor’s include Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Engineering Technology Management, Dental Hygiene, and RN-BSN; master’s include an MPA, MEd’s in Special Education and Learning and Instructional Design, and an MA in Aging Studies. Wichita State also offers an online MSN to DNP. With an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Wichita promotes a collaborative, vibrant learning community with an emphasis on personalized instruction. Half of classes consist of fewer than 20 students, and just 10% have over 50. All courses are highly flexible, and three entry dates are available throughout the year to accommodate students’ unique schedules. Additional benefits include 24/7 tech support, academic advising, financial aid, tutoring, an online readiness assessment, and more.

Name

Highland Community College

Online Programs

9

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

14

Founded in 1858 in Doniphan County, Highland Community College offers 9 online associate degrees, including in: Accounting, Business Administration, Risk Management, Criminal Justice, Medical Coding, and Personal Fitness, among others. All online course work is designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate adult learners, working professionals, and/or transfer students. Through the Moodle learning platform, students are encouraged to collaborate with peers using group discussion boards, live chat rooms, video conferencing, and other multimedia technologies. Student services include tech support, enrollment assistance, counseling, and more. Regional centers are in Atchison, Holton, Perry, and Wamego. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Name

Hutchinson Community College

Online Programs

9

US News Rank

N/A

Type

Public

15
Hutchinson Community College, established in 1928, has an enrollment of 5,800 and offers 9 associate degrees online, including in: Accounting, Personal Fitness Training, Business Administration, General Studies, Criminal Justice, Risk Management, and Medical Coding, among others. All online programs are designed to flexible and affordable, and new classes begin every month to fit the schedules of adult learners, full-working professionals, and non-traditional students. Hutchinson’s values are teaching and learning; integrity and social responsibility; service and collaboration; diversity; leadership; and responsiveness. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and Financial Aid

Monitoring the accreditation of a university you are interested in attending is incredibly important. Accreditation ensures your credits can transfer that you can receive Federal financial aid, and most importantly that certain standards of educational quality are during your schooling. The highest accreditation standard for most programs in the United States is provided by regional accreditation agencies. The regional accrediting agency for Kansas is the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional accrediting agencies responsible for accrediting schools in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Making sure that a University you’re hoping to attend is regionally accredited–or accredited by a real and respected accrediting agency–is one of the most important choices you can make in ensuring the quality of your education.

Three Steps for Securing Financial Aid

  • Submit your FAFSA.
  • Check to see if additional forms are needed at your university of choice.
  • Search and apply for private scholarships.

Through the previous three steps most students find themselves offered some sort of federal grant, work study, private grant, scholarship, or stipend.

Database: All Online Colleges KS

Below we’ve listed all 32 Kansas-based universities currently offering online degrees. Toggle the “plus” signs on the right to see what degrees each university offers. And while we’re pretty sure that there’s plenty of Kansas-specific online education information below, remember that you can always visit the National Center for Educational Statistics College Explorer for the most advanced search of higher education institutions anywhere online!

32 Results Name Number of Online Degrees US News Rank School Type Programs

Name

Washburn University

Online Programs

41

US News Rank

R94

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Criminal
  • Associate of Arts in Legal Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Science in Health Information Technology
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology
  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy
  • Associate of Arts in Natural Science And Mathematics
  • Associate of Science in Laboratory Science
  • Associate of Arts in Human Services

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education – General
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance – Brass, Strings, Percussion, And Woodwinds
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor’s in Public Administration (Bpa) – Public & Non Profit Management
  • Bachelor of Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Bscj)
  • Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education – Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Computational Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Sciences
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Bhs)
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Health Services Administration
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Medical Imaging
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in Modern Foreign Languages – French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master’s in Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Health Science in Health Care Education
  • Master of Social Work-Juris Doctor (MSW-Jd)Master’s in Education in Curriculum And InstructionMaster’s in Education in ReadingMaster’s in Education in Special Education
  • Master of Science Degree in Nursing (Msn)
  • Master of Liberal StudiesBachelor of Arts in Mass Media – Contemporary Journalism
  • Master of Arts (Ma) in Human Services: Addiction Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Social Work

Doctoral Programs

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Name

Kansas State University

Online Programs

36

US News Rank

N135

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Animal Sciences and Industry
  • Dietetics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Family Studies and Human Services
  • Food Science and Industry: Food Business and Operations Management Option;
  • Industry and Technology Option
  • General Business
  • Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Technology Management

Masters Degrees

    i

  • Academic Advising Adult and Continuing Education
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education and Communication
  • Business Administration, Professional MBA
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Community Development
  • Curriculum and Instruction with six areas of specialization
  • Dietetics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering
  • Management
  • Family and Community Services
  • Food Science
  • Gerontology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Merchandising
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition, Dietetics and Sensory Sciences
  • Operations Research
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MIOP)
  • Software Engineering Teaching K-6 (MAT) Youth Development

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Ottawa University-Kansas City

Online Programs

29

US News Rank

N/A

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Global Operations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Leadership And Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Social Enterprise Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Educational Business Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Global Operations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Leadership And Management
  • Bachelor of Arts i

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education – Educational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources – Health Care Management
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources – Leadership And Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Finance
  • Master of Business Administration – Health Care Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Human Resources
  • Master of Business Administration – Leadership And Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Marketing
  • Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum And Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education – Education Intervention
  • Master of Arts in Education – Education Technology
  • Master of Arts in Counseling

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Ottawa University-Online

Online Programs

29

US News Rank

N/A

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Global Operations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Leadership And Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Social Enterprise Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Educational Business Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Global Operations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Leadership And Management
  • Bachelor of Arts i

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education – Educational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources – Health Care Management
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources – Leadership And Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Finance
  • Master of Business Administration – Health Care Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Human Resources
  • Master of Business Administration – Leadership And Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Marketing
  • Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum And Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education – Education Intervention
  • Master of Arts in Education – Education Technology
  • Master of Arts in Counseling

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Ottawa University-Ottawa

Online Programs

29

US News Rank

R47

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Global Operations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Leadership And Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting – Social Enterprise Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Educational Business Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Global Operations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Leadership And Management
  • Bachelor of Arts i

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education – Educational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources – Health Care Management
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources – Leadership And Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Finance
  • Master of Business Administration – Health Care Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Human Resources
  • Master of Business Administration – Leadership And Management
  • Master of Business Administration – Marketing
  • Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum And Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education – Education Intervention
  • Master of Arts in Education – Education Technology
  • Master of Arts in Counseling

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Southwestern College

Online Programs

23

US News Rank

R115

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Quality Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Psychology
  • Christian Ministries
  • Criminal Justice
  • Security Management
  • Computer Programming Technology
  • Information Systems Management

Masters Degrees

  • Leadership Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Security Administration
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Special Education (Adaptive)
  • Special Education (Functional) Teaching

Doctoral Programs

  • Doctorate of Education

Name

University of Kansas

Online Programs

21

US News Rank

N118

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • BGS in Liberal Arts, Degree Completion Program
  • BGS in Psychology, Degree Completion Program
  • BS in Health Information Management, Degree Completion Program
  • BS in Respiratory Care for RRTs
  • RN to BSN

Masters Degrees

    i

  • Applied Statistics & Analytics (MS)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (MSE)
  • Curriculum and Instruction – Reading (MSE)
  • Curriculum and Instruction – TESOL (MSE)
  • Educational Administration (MSE)
  • Secondary Special Ed and Transition (MSE)
  • Special Education (MSE and Endorsement)
  • Dietetics and Nutrition (MS)
  • Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Digital Content Strategy (MSJ)
  • Nursing (MS)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS)
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology (MS)
  • Social Work (MSW)

Doctoral Programs

  • Nursing (PhD) Nursing (DNP)

Name

Butler Community College

Online Programs

21

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Marketing & Management
  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts in Economics
  • Associate of General Studies in Accounting
  • Associate of Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Science in Economics
  • Associate of Science in Marketing & Management
  • Associate of Arts in Pre-Law
  • Associate of Science in Pre-Law/Psychology
  • Associate of Arts in English/Literature
  • Associate of Arts in Philosophy & Religion
  • Associate of Arts in History
  • Associate of Arts in Political Science
  • Associate of Arts in Psychology
  • Associate of Arts in Sociology/Social Work
  • Associate of Science in History
  • Associate of Science in Political Science
  • Associate of Science in Sociology/Social Work
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Pittsburg State University

Online Programs

18

US News Rank

R94

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development – Human Resource
  • Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development – Supervision & Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Rn To Bsn

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Health, Human Performance And Recreation – Sport And Leisure Service Management Emphasis
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Development
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Mat) – Special Education
  • Master of Science Degree in Special Education Teaching
  • Master of Science in Education – School Health
  • Master of Science in Educational Technology
  • Master of Science in ReadingMasters of Science in Teaching – English For Speakers of Other Languages
  • Master of Engineering Technology
  • Master of Engineering Technology in Construction Technical
  • Master of Engineering Technology in Electronics Technical
  • Master of Engineering Technology in Manufacturing Technical
  • Master of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Technical
  • Master of Engineering Technology in Plastics Technical
  • Master of Science in Health, Human Perfo

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Baker University

Online Programs

17

US News Rank

R47

Private

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Business

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Liberal Arts – Management And Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum And Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education – Generalist
  • Master of Arts in Education – Multicultural Classrooms And Student Diversity
  • Master of Arts in Education – Technology
  • Master of Liberal Arts – Education
  • Master of Liberal Arts – Online Teaching And Learning
  • Master of Liberal Arts – Gender Studies
  • Master of Liberal Arts – History And Ideas
  • Master of Liberal Arts – Natural And Social SciencesBachelor of Science in Mass Media
  • Master of Liberal Arts – Creative Arts

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Emporia State University

Online Programs

16

US News Rank

R108

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Business Administration – Accounting
  • Master of Science in Business Teacher Education
  • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Curriculum Leadership Pre-K-12
  • Master of Education in Teaching
  • Master of Science in Educational Administration
  • Master of Science in Health, Physical Education, And Recreation
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design And Technology
  • Master of Science in Instructional Specialist – Elementary Content
  • Master of Science in Special Education – Gifted, Talented, And Creative
  • Master of Science in Informatics – Nursing
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Physical Sciences – Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in History – Social Sciences
  • Master of S

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Henderson State University

Online Programs

14

US News Rank

R91

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Educational Specialist

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership Building Level Leader Licensure
  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership Curriculum/Program Admin Licensure
  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership Instructional FacilitatorEducational Specialist
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Mat)
  • Master of Science in Education – Advanced Instructional Studies
  • Master of Science in Education in Advanced Instructional Studies – Early Childhood Specialty (P-4)
  • Master of Science in Education in Advanced Instructional Studies – English As A Second Language Specialty
  • Master of Science in Education in Advanced Instructional Studies – English Specialty
  • Master of Science in Education in Advanced Instructional Studies – Instructional Facilitator
  • Master of Science in Education in Advanced Instructional Studies – Interdiscipl

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Cowley County Community College

Online Programs

14

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Clerk
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administrative Technology
  • Associate of Arts in Accounting
  • Associate of Arts in Agribusiness Program
  • Associate of Arts in Health Services Management
  • Associate of General Studies in Ems Leadership
  • Associate of General Studies in Equine Management
  • Associate of General Studies in Leadership
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of General Studies in Instructional Technology And Design
  • Associate of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Associate of Arts in English
  • Associate of Arts in History

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Wichita State University

Online Programs

12

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Arts Degree Completion

Bachelors Degrees

  • Online Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management
  • RDH to BSDH – Dental Hygiene Online
  • RN to BSN – Nursing Online

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Aging Studies Online
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Online
  • Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design Online
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Public Administration

Doctoral Programs

  • MSN to DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice Online

Name

Tabor College

Online Programs

10

US News Rank

R41

Private

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Urban Ministry

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Health Care Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Rn To Bsn)
  • Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Highland Community College

Online Programs

9

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science in Risk Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in General Studies
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate of Applied Science in Personal Fitness Trainer

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Hutchinson Community College

Online Programs

9

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science in Risk Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding
  • Associate of Applied Science in Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of General Studies
  • Associate of Science

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Neosho County Community College

Online Programs

9

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Terminal Associate in Accounting Technology/Technician And Bookkeeping
  • Terminal Associate in Business Administration And Management – General (Management)
  • Terminal Associate in Energy Management And Systems Technology/Technician
  • Terminal Associate in Marketing/Marketing Management – General
  • Terminal Associate in Computer And Information Sciences – General
  • Terminal Associate in Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Terminal Associate in Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Terminal Associate in Registered Nursing/Registered NurseAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal StudiesAssociate of Science in Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal StudiesTerminal Associate of General Studies in Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Terminal Associate in Administrative Assistant And Secretarial Science – General

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Johnson County Community College

Online Programs

7

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Arts And Sciences in Accounting
  • Associate of Arts And Sciences in Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts And Sciences in Entrepreneurship
  • Associate of Arts And Sciences in Marketing And Management
  • Associate of Arts in Administration of Justice
  • Associate of Arts in Fire Services Administration
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

University of Saint Mary

Online Programs

6

US News Rank

N/A

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Bshim)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Rn-Bsn)

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Mat)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Msn)

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Friends University

Online Programs

5

US News Rank

N/A

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change Psychology

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Education Global MBA Information Security Professional MBA Health Care Leadership Management Information Systems

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Online Programs

5

US News Rank

R115

Private

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Business
  • Accelerated Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Organizational LeadershipAccelerated
  • Bachelor of Science in NursingRN to BSN

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Newman University

Online Programs

4

US News Rank

N/A

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Business Studies
  • RN to BSN

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Theology
  • Master of THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Ecclesia College

Online Programs

4

US News Rank

N/A

Private

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Biblical Studies

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Christian Leadership
  • Bachelor of Biblical Studies

Masters Degrees

  • Master of Christian Leadership

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Central Christian College of Kansas

Online Programs

4

US News Rank

N/A

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Sterling College

Online Programs

4

US News Rank

R56

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Online interdisciplinary degree in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Online interdisciplinary degree in Organizational Management
  • Online degree in Elementary Education
  • Online degree in History

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Bethany College

Online Programs

3

US News Rank

N/A

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Manhattan Christian College

Online Programs

2

US News Rank

N/A

Private

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • BS Biblical Leadership
  • BS Management & Ethics

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Colby Community College

Online Programs

2

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Sustainable/ Renewable Energy

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Allen County Community College

Online Programs

2

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Fort Hays State University

Online Programs

1

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • N/A!

Masters Degrees

  • Master in Special Education

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Name

Fort Scott Community College

Online Programs

1

US News Rank

N/A

Public

Associates Degrees

  • N/A!

Bachelors Degrees

  • RN to BSN

Masters Degrees

  • N/A!

Doctoral Programs

  • N/A!

Great Kansas Higher Education Resources

General Sites

Kansas State Department of Education

The state’s Department of Education site includes info on policy and funding, programs and services, financial aid, and more.

Kansas Board of Regents

The Kansas Board of Regents governs six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges.

Kansas National Education Association

KNEA advocates for public school improvement on behalf of students and teachers.

Kansas Association of Community College Trustees

KACCT’s website includes information on individual schools, programs, and news updates.

Kansas Independent College Association

The official site of Kansas’s 19 private colleges and universities.

Kansas MHEC

Kansas’s Midwestern Higher Education Compact page includes the latest research and state reports on education.

Kansas Learning First

A coalition of teachers, parents, and administrators dedicated to public education improvement, founded in 1999.

General and Regional Financial Aid

Kansas State Treasury

The state’s treasury includes helpful financial aid links and 529 options.

Greater Salina Community Foundation

Founded in 1999, the Salina Community Foundation includes funding for scholarships; it is the the largest in the state.

Thomas County Community Foundation

Founded in 2001, the TCCF includes the Colby Community College Fund, Cory R. Wang Memorial Scholarship, Terry Strutt Memorial Scholarship, and others.

Golden Belt Community Foundation

Established in 1996, the GBCF offers a range of scholarship and grant opportunities.

Manhattan Community Foundation

Manhattan’s foundation offered over $100k in 2016.

Wichita Community Foundation

The WCF offers a long list of scholarships for two- and four-year schools.

Emporia Community Foundation

The ECF offers several $1k scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Topeka Community Foundation

Founded in 1983, Topeka’s fund awards over $100k in scholarships per year.

McPherson County Community Foundation

The MCCF, founded in 2001, offers several scholarship opportunities.

Western Kansas Community Foundation

Western Kansas’s foundation offers over a dozen scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Central Kansas Community Foundation

The CKCF, founded in 1995, offers scholarships for residents of eight counties.

Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas

Scholarships through the CFSK are available for full-time students enrolled in accredited institution.