Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg

Pittsburg, KS

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Overview

Pittsburg State University offers 270-degree programs and 36 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 79%. 48.8% are women, and 51.2% are men. 9% percents of international students. Pittsburg State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Pittsburg State University is 12395$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11217 and $17860 per year. 50% of full-time Pittsburg State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Pittsburg State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$12,395
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Pittsburg State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,301
$30,001 - $48,000$10,468
$48,001 - $75,000$13,070
$75,001 - $110,000$14,766
$110,001+$14,947

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 7372

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Percent of students with financial aid

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17%

Types of financial aids

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3813 of Pittsburg State University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Pittsburg State University number 17 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kansas.

Students at Pittsburg State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
98.95%
$6,070
$30,001 - $48,000
95.37%
$5,665
$48,001 - $75,000
87.16%
$3,237
$75,001 - $110,000
57.58%
$1,196
$110,001+
49.29%
$706

Salary After Attending

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$37,400

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Pittsburg State University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

Pittsburg State University graduation rate is below the national average.

50% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Pittsburg State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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79%

In comparison to National Average

Pittsburg State University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 75%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 4% only.

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79%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Pittsburg State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 12%.

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79%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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47%

Total

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47%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

74%

Part-time retention rate

30%

The Pittsburg State University full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 30%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Pittsburg State University is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

18:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

750
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9%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Pittsburg State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Pittsburg State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Kansas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Pittsburg State University

The campus located by 1701 S Broadway address in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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Pittsburg State University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Pittsburg State University with 0.29% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Pittsburg State University are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Pittsburg State University offers 270 programs in total: 182 are for Bachelor's degree, 63 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Post-master's certificate, 10 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 93 universities in Kansas state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Pittsburg State University is one of the few institutions in Kansas that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 36 distance learning programs that are provided in the Pittsburg State University: 27 are for Master's degree, 6 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kansas state average data to help you compare.

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Pittsburg State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6038 students with 181143 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 881 with 21134 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Pittsburg State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Not pleased. I had planned on going to this school until I got insulted by the lady that would be my advisor. During a meeting, she asked me if I had an IEP in high school. I left the meeting crying and thought there's no way I will go to a university that has people that would make me feel like trash.

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Overall Rating:

This school is a great place that equips young people with the skills they need to live life and be free. I'll never regret my time at PSU! Once a Gorilla, always a Gorilla!

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Overall Rating:

Been to a couple of conferences here, very good facilities, thanks to Eileen Wasozski and Bill Haley for the hospitality, see you all next fall!

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Overall Rating:

Great school! Faculty and staff is great. They invest into their students and want to see success. There's something for everyone to do on this campus and a place for everyone to feel like they belong. Love this school!

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Overall Rating:

The best college in this area. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Tuition is not as bad as many colleges, and you definitely get your money's worth! The campus is also very beautiful.

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Location & Website

Address: 1701 S Broadway

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6202317000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: pittstate.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

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