Colleges and universities in Kansas are accredited by local, regional and national organizations like the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Undergraduate and/or graduate degree, diploma and certificate programs are offered at the schools. However, the state’s community colleges generally only offer two-year degree, certificate and diploma programs. Kansas accredited postsecondary schools include:
Kansas is the 34th state, having been admitted to the statehood on January 29, 1861. Capital city of Kansas is Topeka. This Western state is bordered by Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma. Nicknamed the “Sunflower State,” Kansas is known for its natural landscapes, agriculture, cattle market, wheat, farming, buffalo and other wildlife. Other names that Kansas is known by are the “Midway State,” “Jay Hawk State” and the “Wheat State.” An abundance of sunflowers sway beneath the wind in places located throughout the state. As a wheat producer, Kansas is number one in the country. Temperatures can reach and exceed the 100 degree mark during summer months. Famous Kansans who were born or lived in the state, some also attended the state’s accredited colleges and universities, include poet, Gwendolyn Brooks; aviator, Amelia Earhart; actor, Dennis Hopper; auto industry leader, Walter Chrysler; filmmaker, Gordon Parks; actress, Vivian Vance; and journalist, William White.
For-profit colleges and universities in Kansas that enroll recent high school graduates and adult continuing education students include:
Besides visiting attractions like the Mid-American Air Museum, Natural History Museum, bike riding, camping, shopping or checking out the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village, for relaxation and enjoyment Kansas’ college and university students can attend collegiate and amateur sports teams events. Area college and amateur teams include:
Top employers in Kansas manage one or more offices across the state. Some of the employers have been operating businesses in Kansas for several years. College and university students who start researching and submitting resumes to these and other employers may be able to secure employment before they graduate.
Landing rewarding jobs with employers whose businesses are financially strong and growing is a key reason many students enroll in colleges and universities. Career counselors and academic advisors at many accredited postsecondary schools in Kansas are available to work with college students to help them prepare for career fairs, job interviews and internships. As students participate in growing numbers of these events they may increase their chances of connecting with prospective hiring managers and gaining jobs they seek.