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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas

4 Colleges
678 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,384 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in KansasIn 2018-2019, liberal arts / sciences and humanities students earned 678 bachelor's degrees from a Kansas school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.5% of all the liberal arts / sciences and humanities bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Kansas

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Kansas

Fort Hays State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Hays, FHSU is a public college with a large student population. FHSU also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas rankings.

At FHSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $21,526 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from FHSU is about $99,235. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pittsburg State University. Pitt State is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Pittsburg. Pitt State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas list.

The average student at Pitt State graduates in less than 4.6 years, and it costs about $20,464 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Pitt State is $94,339. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

Our rankings recognize University of Kansas as the #3 school in this year's rankings. KU is a very large public school located in the city of Lawrence. KU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at KU to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,701. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from KU is about $136,948. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Emporia State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. Located in the remote town of Emporia, ESU is a public school with a medium-sized student population. ESU also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas list, coming in at #3.

At ESU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,844. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from ESU is $108,252. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,320
Minnesota 75
South Dakota 140
Iowa 454
Nebraska 366
North Dakota 192

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 678

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 622
English Language & Literature 267
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 190
Theology & Religious Vocations 182
Philosophy & Religious Studies 81

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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