Tuition & Fees

$7,100

$18,152

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,186
Declined + 317
Total Received 2,503
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Public

5,905

undergraduate students

1,197

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 6336
ACT 1449

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
26%
18-23
44%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
19%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
57%
12-17
12%
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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 7,102
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)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

Pittsburg, KS

600-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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
26%
18-23
44%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
19%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
57%
12-17
12%

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 SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,186
Declined + 317
Total Received 2,503

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

Melinda Roelfs
Director of Admission
P: 800 854-PITT
F: 620 235-6003
psuadmit@pittstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,742,868
State $653,623
Institutional $344,815
Other external $0
Total $10,741,306

Non-need-based

Federal $1,469,522
State $355,893
Institutional $5,511,392
Other external $4,758,880
Total $12,095,687

Varsity Sports

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

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
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Construction Engineering Technology
Construction Management
Counseling
Early Childhood
Economics
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
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education Teaching
Teaching
Technology
Technology/Engineering Education
Wood Technology
Workforce Development
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Undergraduate

83%

5,905
students

Female
48%
2,829

Male
52%
3,076

Graduate

17%

1,197
students

Female
63%
759

Male
37%
438

undergraduateFull-time

90%

5,342
students

Female
48%
2,530

Male
52%
2,812

undergraduatePart-time

10%

563
students

Female
54%
299

Male
46%
264

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

78%

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
  • Birth control
  • 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
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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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
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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