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Pittsburg State University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Pittsburg State University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Pittsburg State University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Pittsburg State University was awarded 17 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Pitt State as #983 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 27 colleges in Kansas, Pitt State is ranked at #8.

See all of the rankings for Pittsburg State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Pitt State?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 87%, Pittsburg State University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

Pitt State received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Pittsburg State University  ( 19 to 25 )

Learn more about Pittsburg State University admissions.

Pittsburg State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Pittsburg State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Pittsburg State University is 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pittsburg State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Pittsburg State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Pitt State is 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Pittsburg State University.

Good Overall Diversity at Pitt State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,706 undergraduates at Pitt State with 5,109 being full-time and 597 being part-time.

Pitt State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Pitt State is 63.36 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  63.36 out of 100
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How Much Does Pittsburg State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Pitt State is $14,214. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Pitt State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,874 $12,372 $14,071 $16,114 $16,752

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Pitt State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Pitt State, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $6,076 a year. That adds up to $24,304 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pitt State is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Pitt State Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Pitt State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,400 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Pittsburg State University make the most money.

Location of Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University is a public institution situated in Pittsburg, Kansas. Pittsburg is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Pittsburg State University

Contact details for Pitt State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1701 S Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: 620-231-7000

Pittsburg State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 54 majors graduated from Pittsburg State University. Of these students, 1,175 received undergraduate degrees and 429 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 99 $52,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 77 $34,500
General Business/Commerce 70 $36,000
Teacher Education Subject Specific 70 $35,700
Mechanical Engineering Technology 66 $49,500
General Psychology 65 $23,900
Communication & Media Studies 60 $26,700
Construction Management 59 $64,700
General Biology 59 $30,100
Marketing 47 $42,200

Learn more about the majors offered at Pittsburg State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Pitt State

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,664 students took at least one online class at Pittsburg State University. This is an increase from the 2,432 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,664 742
2016-2017 2,432 694
2015-2016 2,400 641
2014-2015 1,906 624
2013-2014 1,639 515

Learn more about online learning at Pittsburg State University.


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