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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Kansas

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

Finding the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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.

For this year's Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Kansas ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Kansas

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Fort Hays State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's liberal arts / sciences and humanities ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Hays, FHSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. FHSU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas list.

About 6.5% of FHSU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 11,012 of FHSU students are exclusively distance learners. About 9,065 of the students at FHSU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Kansas. KU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Lawrence. KU also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas rankings.

The student loan default rate at KU is lower than is typical, just 4.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 5,228 students take at least one class online at KU. 4,663 of KU students are attending part time. KU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Pitt State is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Pittsburg. Pitt State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas list.

There are approximately 1,922 students at Pitt State that take at least one class online. 1,464 students are part time. Pitt State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Emporia State University. Located in the town of Emporia, ESU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ESU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Kansas ranking.

The student loan default rate at ESU is lower than is typical, just 5.7% of students default in three years. 1,995 students at ESU are exclusively online. About 2,081 of the students at ESU are attending part time. ESU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 6,696

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 908
English Language & Literature 350
Theology & Religious Vocations 247
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 231
Philosophy & Religious Studies 103

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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