2017's Best Colleges in Kansas

Top Schools Ranked by Program Quality, Employment Services and Career Outcome Metrics

LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has used released its list of the best colleges and universities in Kansas for 2017. Of the 23 four-year schools that made the list, Baker University, University of Kansas, Southwestern College, Kansas State University and Newman University scored as the top five. Of the 26 two-year schools that were also included, Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College, Highland Community College, Hesston College and Neosho County Community College ranked the most highly. A full list of schools is included below.

“Kansas’ unemployment rate has remained low over the past year, making it a stable place to begin a career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These Kansas schools have done an exceptional job preparing their students for the job market by providing a quality education and solid academic counseling and resources.”

To be included on Kansas’ “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on data that includes career and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, availability of financial aid and such additional numbers as graduation rates and student/teacher ratios.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Kansas” list, visit: https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/kansas/

Best Four-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include:
  • Baker University
  • Benedictine College
  • Bethany College
  • Bethel College-North Newton
  • Central Christian College of Kansas
  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Friends University
  • Kansas State University
  • Kansas Wesleyan University
  • McPherson College
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Newman University
  • Ottawa University-Kansas City
  • Ottawa University-Ottawa
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Southwestern College
  • Sterling College
  • Tabor College
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Saint Mary
  • Washburn University
  • Wichita State University
Best Two-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include:
  • Allen County Community College
  • Barton County Community College
  • Butler Community College
  • Cloud County Community College
  • Coffeyville Community College
  • Colby Community College
  • Cowley County Community College
  • Dodge City Community College
  • Flint Hills Technical College
  • Fort Scott Community College
  • Garden City Community College
  • Hesston College
  • Highland Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Independence Community College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Labette Community College
  • Manhattan Area Technical College
  • Neosho County Community College
  • North Central Kansas Technical College
  • Pratt Community College
  • Salina Area Technical College
  • Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
  • Washburn Institute of Technology
  • Wichita Area Technical College

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