Kansas State University is a comprehensive, research institution first serving students and the people of Kansas, and also the nation and the world. Since its founding in 1863, the university has evolved into a modern institution of higher education, committed to quality programs, and responsive to a rapidly changing world and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society.
Together with other major comprehensive universities, K-State shares responsibilities for developing human potential, expanding its expertise to individuals, business, education, and government. These responsibilities are addressed through an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, research and creative activities, and outreach and public service programs. In addition, its land-grant mandate, based on federal and state legislation, establishes a focus to its instructional, research and extension activities which is unique among the Regents’ institutions.
- Enrollment: More than 23,000 students — Students come from all 105 Kansas counties and more than 70 countries.
- Research and Economic Impact: K-State has developed more than 100 patents, and another 700 have been donated to the university’s research foundation. Many are available for commercialization.
- K-State is a Carnegie Foundation doctoral research extensive university.
For fiscal year 2005, the university received $110,859,813 in funding for research and creative activities. The record amount represents a $10 million increase over fiscal year 2004 totals, and is one of the largest one-year advances in K-State history. Total research and scholarly activity funding topped $198 million. Research centers include the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas Center for Rural Initiatives, National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization, Bioserve Space Technologies, Johnson Cancer Research Center, and more than 70 others.
Visit the K-State Web site at www.k-state.edu.