Universities & Colleges in Kansas
The state of Kansas is located in the Midwestern part of the United States. The population of this state as per to the United States Census Bureau was ~2 million in 2011. The capital of the state is Topeka, while the largest city is Wichita with a population of ~0.4 million.
This state experiences a humid continental climate with cool to cold winters and hot summers. The monthly average temperature ranges from 37 F to 89 F.
Studying in Kansas
Colleges and universities of the state are under the supervision of the Kansas Board of Regents. It supervises and regulates 19 community colleges, 6 technical schools, 5 technical colleges and a municipal university. With increasing employment opportunities and growth of the industrial sector, universities in Kansas are drawing the attention of many international students. The higher education system of Kansas is considered the finest in the southern part of the country. The top five educational institutes in Kansas are
Kansas State University
University of Kansas
Wichita State University
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Currently, Kansas is home to over 7,600 international students with maximum number of students from countries India, China, Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. For instance, The University of Kansas has the largest international student population of ~2,000 from 109 different countries. The Kansas State University admitted ~350 international students in fall 2011 with a total international student population of ~1856. The Kansas State University founded on February 16, 1863, has 65 academic departments in nine colleges. It offers students over 250 majors to choose from giving them a unique chance to customize their education and improve career prospects. There are many cultural events and international student organizations in the universities to make international students feel at home.
The average tuition fee in Kansas Universities is about ~$22000 for out of state students. Room and boarding cost amount to approximately $7000 with another $5000 for books, supplies and other expenses.
Specific universities offer grants and scholarships to international students. The University of Kansas for example, offers the University of Kansas International Student Tuition Grant (KUISTG) for Edwards campus students.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Kansas is lower than the United States' national average. The cost of living in Kansas is ~ 87. The consumer price index (CPI) of 204 in Kansas is ~ 9 % lower than the U.S. average CPI of 224.
The average median household income in Kansas is ~$49,400 for a period of 2006-2010 while the per capita income is ~$25,900 per year. A Bachelors degree holder on average, take in ~$39,900 every year. Doctorate degree holders in Kansas earn an average yearly salary of ~$53,600.
The economy of this state is mainly based on oil, agriculture and natural gas production. Transportation equipment is Kansas' primary manufacturing product and food processing is ranked second in the state. The state is also home to fortune 500 companies namely, Sprint Nextel, YRC worldwide, Seaboard and many more.