Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

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Tuition & Fees

$7,298

$18,642

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
36%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
200-299
3%
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
39%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
200-299
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
26%
18-23
50%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,741
Declined 81
Total Received 1,822
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Public

5,181

undergraduate students

1,464

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,645
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational

630-acre campus in Pittsburg (population: 20,216), 120 miles from Kansas City and Tulsa, OK. Major airport and train serve Kansas City; smaller airport and bus serve Joplin, MO (30 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Kansas City International

Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS
66762

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • student yearbook
  • student newspaper
  • Student Activities Council
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Family Day
  • Visit the Campus Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
73%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
36%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
200-299
3%
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
39%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
200-299
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
26%
18-23
50%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.4

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,741
Declined 81
Total Received 1,822

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,694
Room & board $7,700
Additional fees $1,604
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $2,766
Total $18,764
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Economics, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geography
History Teacher Education
History, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
Political Science and Government, General
Polymer Chemistry
Printing Management
Psychology Teacher Education
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

6,645

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

5,181
students

Female
50%
2,565

Male
50%
2,616

22%

1,464
students

Female
62%
909

Male
38%
555

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

4,650
students

Female
50%
2,279

Male
50%
2,371

11%

531
students

Female
54%
286

Male
46%
245

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
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

548

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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