Best Value Colleges in Kansas

If you are having trouble choosing a college in Kansas, PayScale wants to make your research easier by identifying the best value colleges in the state.  Read More

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16Friends University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$183,000
Total 4 Year Cost$147,000
Grad Rate34%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$27,600
17Pittsburg State University(Out-of-State)
20 Year Net ROI$169,000
Total 4 Year Cost$110,000
Grad Rate50%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$23,200
18Midamerica Nazarene University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$159,000
Total 4 Year Cost$140,000
Grad Rate50%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$27,300
19Tabor College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$155,000
Total 4 Year Cost$151,000
Grad Rate48%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$26,300
20Fort Hays State University (FHSU)(Out-of-State)
20 Year Net ROI$154,000
Total 4 Year Cost$102,000
Grad Rate43%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$22,200
21Emporia State University(In-State)
20 Year Net ROI$151,000
Total 4 Year Cost$69,200
Grad Rate39%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$22,900
22Bethel College - North Newton, KS(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$127,000
Total 4 Year Cost$143,000
Grad Rate58%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$23,400
23Benedictine College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$116,000
Total 4 Year Cost$156,000
Grad Rate60%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$27,200
24Emporia State University(Out-of-State)
20 Year Net ROI$104,000
Total 4 Year Cost$117,000
Grad Rate39%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$22,900
25Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU)(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$68,900
Total 4 Year Cost$149,000
Grad Rate33%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$33,100
26Sterling College - Sterling, KS(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$12,700
Total 4 Year Cost$127,000
Grad Rate39%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$24,600
27Bethany College - Lindsborg, KS(Private)
20 Year Net ROI($63,200)
Total 4 Year Cost$146,000
Grad Rate37%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$27,000

*NOTE: Unranked schools on this list don’t have on-campus living options, so on-campus costs are not available.

If you are a student, you need to find an educational institution that will provide you with a quality education at a price that you can afford, and the degree you earn should also entitle you to a salary that is higher than what you could command if you hadn't attended college.

The Sunflower State is famous for agriculture, the Missouri River, In Cold Blood, Langston Hughes, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The best value colleges in Kansas offer you the highest net 20-year ROI. This number is the sum of money that you can expect to have earned 20 years after graduating from the school minus the cost of attending and the amount you would have earned if you only held a high school degree.

If you plan to attend public Kansas State University, you'll be going to school at the oldest institution of higher learning in Kansas. The University is comprised of nine colleges, including the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Technology and Aviation, spread over 668 acres. When the college opened in 1863, it became only the second public institution of higher learning to admit women and men equally in the United States.