The premier land grant university in the country, K-State offers over 250 majors and options in 9 different colleges. No matter which you choose, the quality of a K-State education can be found both in the achievements of its students and by the accolades of its faculty.
Since 1986, K-State has won more Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall scholarships than any other public university in the United States. K-State trails only 5 private institutions in top scholarship awards: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, and Duke. More info on K-State scholar achievements
K-State is the only research university in the United States to have three national CASE/Carnegie professors of the year. All three are active teachers: Michael Wesch, 2008 national winner; Chris Sorensen, 2007 national winner; and Dean Zollman, 1996 national winner. Click here for more info on K-State awards
With such a reputation for excellence, it's no surprise that K-State's enrollment has surged to an all-time high in recent years. Every county in the state, every state in the nation and numerous countries from around the world are represented by students attending K-State.
The $650 million research facility will provide the country with an urgently needed, state-of-the-art lab to protect the food supply
and agriculture economy.
Construction was also recently completed on K-State's $53.4 million Biosecurity Research Institute, making the University a national leader in the fight against bio terrorism.
Senior Sydney Messick was named to the USTFCCCA Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team on Tuesday for her efforts on the course and in the classroom. Messick was one of 99 female student-athletes to garner this honor for the 2010 season.
The senior ended her cross country career finishing 57th overall at the NCAA Cross Country Championship and led K-State to a 25th place finish. She also ran her way to a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional to help the Wildcats finish fifth and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship.
Messick is now the 11th Academic All-American in K-State cross country history and the first since Trisha Culbertson earned the honor in 2004. Messick is a senior majoring in dietetics and holds a cumulative 3.67 GPA. She also has received Academic All-Big 12 honors the last two seasons.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the top 15 or top 10 percent of his or her respective NCAA Regional Championship.
Academic Support Services
K-State is committed to our student-athletesâÂ€TM overall experience, including the completion of their degree, career planning, campus and community service and personal development. The Academic Learning Center provides athletes academic support with 6 full-time academic counselors and over 60 academic tutors.
Kansas State works hard to provide rich educational development and experience. Having strong educational support will enhance the overall probability of academic success and graduation among our student-athletes. Through our Academic Staff, we provide our athletes with academic support through:
Use of Tutorial Services
Supervised Study Sessions and Facilities
Faculty Mentoring Program
Second Wind Program
Under the Second Wind program, former student-athletes are contacted and encouraged to complete their degree by either returning to Kansas State or attending a college or university close to their residence.
Athletic academic counselors and the academic advisors from your college or major can assist you in planning your return, guide you through the preparation for completing degree requirements, and outline the exact credit hours or semesters you will need. K-State coaches and counselors will provide you with information for re-admission, financial aid, local housing, and possible employment. Before you arrive on campus, you can have a detailed plan for your class schedule, graduation time line, and necessary arrangements for student living.
Kansas State University is a volunteer member of
the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
and the Big 12 Conference. We are committed to abiding
by all rules and regulations of these bodies. The NCAA
governs the actions of our coaches and student-athletes,
and has explicit guidelines that regulate the actions
of our program. For further information on the K-State Athletics
Compliance office, please visit their main