K-State's the best education value in the state, new report finds

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Published: Sep. 5, 2019 at 10:55 AM CDT
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A new Money Magazine reports says Kansas State University the best education value in the state. It rates schools on factors dealing with quality of education, affordability, and student outcomes.

"These latest rankings by


and the

all agree: K-State is a great place to get the quality education needed for a successful career," said Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President.

The studies show that K-State provides a well-rounded supportive system for graduate students to leave employed.

According to K-State, a post-graduation survey found about 96% of new K-state graduates are employed or continuing their education six months after their graduation. The average starting salary of $51,600 for new graduates leads all Kansas schools on Money’s list.

"At K-State, we make it easy to find a career you'll love by offering more than 250 academic options. And we make education affordable by awarding more than $248 million in student aid annually, including more than $42 million in scholarships," Taber said.

The Princeton Review's “America’s Best 385 Colleges” report said the university is one of the best in the nation for student-centered services, No. 2 in the nation for best quality of life, town-gown relations and health services, No. 3 nationally for happiest students who love their college, and No. 7 for best-run colleges and athletic facilities.

The university’s motto “family comes first,” has provided a stable future for new graduates to live out their future.