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Pittsburg State University Data & Information Overview

210 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
91% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how Pittsburg State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Pittsburg State University Ranked?

#847 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in KS
Industrial Production Technology Highest Ranked Major

2023 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 210 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is industrial production technology.

Overall Quality

Pitt State is ranked #847 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Pitt State held the #980 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Pitt State is also ranked #8 out of 46 schools in Kansas.

See all of the rankings for Pittsburg State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Pitt State?

91% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 91%, Pitt State has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Learn more about Pittsburg State University admissions.

Pittsburg State University Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
68% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Pittsburg State University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pittsburg State University

74% Freshmen Retention
26% On-Time Graduation Rate

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

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 26% for first-time, full-time students at Pitt State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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

Pittsburg State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,260 Full-Time Undergraduates
19.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
49.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,825 undergraduates at Pitt State with 4,260 being full-time and 565 being part-time.

How Much Does Pittsburg State University Cost?

$14,575 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
$29,492 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Pitt State is $14,575. 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 +
$11,469 $10,742 $14,800 $17,269 $17,477

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Pitt State, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $7,373 a year. That adds up to $29,492 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pitt State is 6.4%. 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?

$45,937 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $45,937 in their early years. This is good news for future Pitt State graduates since it is 8% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of Pittsburg State University

Kansas State
4,260 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Pittsburg, Kansas, Pittsburg State University is a public institution. The location of Pitt State is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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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

53 Majors With Completions
1,088 Undergraduate Degrees
599 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Pittsburg State University. Of these students, 1,088 received undergraduate degrees and 599 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 140 $56,234
Construction Management 91 $57,047
Teacher Education Subject Specific 60 $35,144
Liberal Arts General Studies 56 $31,900
General Psychology 54 $31,503
Mechanical Engineering Technology 51 $60,470
Teacher Education Grade Specific 51 $33,898
General Business/Commerce 50 $41,194
Industrial Production Technology 50 $59,333
Communication & Media Studies 48 $27,907

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

54% Take At Least One Class Online
18% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 3,477 students took at least one online class at Pittsburg State University. This is an increase from the 3,121 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,477 1,161
2018-2019 3,121 1,020
2017-2018 2,664 742
2016-2017 2,432 694
2015-2016 2,400 641

Learn more about online learning at Pittsburg State University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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