Tuition & Fees

$7,298

$18,642

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
9%
24-29
23%
18-23
50%
12-17
18%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
55%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,168
Declined + 318
Total Received 2,486
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Public

5,706

undergraduate students

1,201

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Early/late Childhood Education
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6336
ACT 1449

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Location

School Facts

Pittsburg State, founded in 1903, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Technology, the College of Education, and the Kelce College of Business. Its 600-acre campus is located in Pittsburg, Kansas, 120 miles south of Kansas City.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,907
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Pittsburg, KS

630-acre campus in Pittsburg (population: 20,366), 120 miles from Kansas City and Tulsa, OK. Major airport and train serve Kansas City; smaller airport and bus serve Joplin, MO (30 miles).

Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
72%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
40%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
9%
24-29
23%
18-23
50%
12-17
18%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
55%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
($50 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,168
Declined + 318
Total Received 2,486

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Howard Smith
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Success
P: 800 854-PITT
F: 620 235-6003
psuadmit@pittstate.edu

Financial Aid

$7,092

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,694
Room & board $7,700
Additional fees $1,604
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $15,998
Average Financial Aid - $7,092
Total with Avg. Aid $8,906

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,278,892
State $751,341
Institutional $356,429
Other external
Total $10,386,662

Non-need-based

Federal $909,839
State $286,395
Institutional $5,442,274
Other external $3,309,488
Total $9,947,996
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 620 235-4240
F: 620 235-4078
finaid@pittstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Tammy Higgins
Director of Student Financial Assistance
thiggins@pittstate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Soccer, Kickball, Pickleball, Racquetball, Softball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Walleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jim Johnson (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Gorillas
School colors
crimson and gold

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Practice/Nursing
Art
Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Technology
Biology
Biology/Medical Technology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Construction Engineering Technology
Construction Management
Early Childhood
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Electrical Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Education K-6
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental/Safety Management
Exercise Science
Family Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Science Education
Finance
General Studies
Geography
Graphic Communications
Health/Human Performance/Recreation
History
History/Government
Human Resources Development
Integrated Studies
Interior Design
International Business
International Studies
Justice Studies
Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Modern Language
Music
Nursing
Physical Education
Physics
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Polymer Chemistry
Psychology
Reading
Recreation
School Counseling
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education Teaching
Teaching
Technology
Technology/Engineering Education
Wood Technology
Workforce Development
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Early/late Childhood Education
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

6,907

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

5,706
students

Female
48%
2,741

Male
52%
2,965

17%

1,201
students

Female
63%
753

Male
37%
448

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

5,109
students

Female
48%
2,415

Male
52%
2,694

11%

597
students

Female
55%
326

Male
45%
271

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

80%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Paraguay
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Billie Jo McCloud
Administrative Specialist
620 235-4094
bmccloud@pittstate.edu

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