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Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg State University 1701 S Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762 Phone: (620) 231-7000
  • General Information
    About Pittsburg State University

    Pittsburg State University, a comprehensive regional university, provides undergradu­ate and graduate programs and services to the people of southeast Kansas, but also to others who seek the benefits offered. This is accomplished by the unique combination of academic programs in the four colleges of the University: Arts and Sciences, Busi­ness, Education, and Technology. The university is equally committed to fulfilling its state­wide mission in technology and economic develop­ment by facilitating partnerships with secondary and postsecondary educational institutions, businesses and industries. The university supports an organizational and interper­sonal structure that actively encourages individuals to achieve their potential. The university provides programs and services that create opportunities for students and other individuals to develop intellectually, ethically, aesthetically, emotionally, socially and physically. The university provides intellectual leadership and multicultural experienc­es that contribute to the preservation of the heritage of the region and the enhancement of its inhabitants. Finally, the university recognizes the world as interdependent and, thus, seeks to promote a broad and interactive international perspective. The university fulfills the traditional academic missions of teaching, scholarship and service. Excellence in teaching is the primary focus of the university. The university recognizes that active scholarship and creativity add vitality to teaching, expand and refine the knowledge base and are instrumental to the professional development of the faculty and staff. Programs of professional and community service promote and strengthen university endeavors. Pittsburg State University fosters a campus culture of assessment and accountability that supports strategic planning and the continuous improvement of its academic programs and administrative processes.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,284
    Percent Admitted 80%
    Men Admitted 77%
    Women Admitted 83%
    Full Time Retention Rate 75%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 19 24
      English 18 24
      Math 18 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 8,965
    Native American 182
    Asian 82
    African American 221
    Hispanic 199
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,601
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 515

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