Pittsburg State University

Choosing Pittsburg State University opens the door to a college experience complete with respected programs, caring and professional faculty, small class sizes, and academic opportunities tailored to fit your needs. Founded in 1903, Pittsburg State University is focused on the success of its students in the classroom and in the workplace. We are proud to be called the "Gorillas" and are the only university in the nation to feature a gorilla as a mascot. Our challenging academic programs are combined with opportunities for "hands-on" learning, resulting in a complete education. In fact, nearly 90% of our graduates find employment or continue with advanced studies within six months of graduation. Pittsburg State Universitys beautiful 443-acre campus is located in Pittsburg, Kansas. This picturesque community of 20,000 residents is one of the fastest growing cities in the southeast corner of the state. Our community takes a great deal of pride in supporting Pittsburg State University and its mission of encouraging all individuals to achieve their potential. Even students who come from larger metropolitan areas quickly find themselves enjoying the small-town atmosphere and support that is prevalent in Pittsburg, Kansas. Pittsburg State Universitys location is also perfect for those wanting to take advantage of opportunities offered in larger cities. Pitt State is just two hours from Tulsa, OK; Kansas City; Springfield, MO.; and Fayetteville, AR. Pittsburg State University helps you take the guesswork out of the cost of your education thanks to its competitive flat-rate tuition pricing. Pitt States flat-rate tuition program allows full-time students (10 hours or more) to pay a flat tuition rate. Through the flat-rate tuition program, students are able to take additional classes at no additional cost. This unique pricing program allows students to accelerate their degree completion and/or explore new topics of interests while still enjoying an affordable tuition. Pittsburg State also offers reduced tuition rate programs (Gorilla Advantage and Gorilla Edge) for qualified students in neighboring states. Pittsburg State is focused on challenging students to achieve their potential through nationally and internationally recognized academic programs. Our College of Technology is housed in the Kansas Technology Center, a 278,700 square-foot facility with more than 70 technical labs, award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art technology. We also offer more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of academic areas including pre-med, nursing, education, music, design and broadcasting. Our Kelce College of Business has repeatedly earned AACSB accreditation and was recently listed as one of the most family-friendly business schools in the nation. When students arent busy hitting the books, they can relax at our modern student recreation center, get involved in one of the more than 150 student groups, or simply enjoy the 1.5 miles of bike trails through our beautiful campus. Theres nothing quite like living on a college campus, and Pittsburg State offers students a variety of options, including suite and apartment-style housing. Pittsburg State is known throughout the nation for its students success in academics and athletics. Competing at the Division II level of the NCAA, Pittsburg State is home to 13 varsity level teams. Our teams compete at the very highest level and are regular participants in post-season competition. In fact, our football team garnered national attention in 2011, winning the NCAA Division II National Championship. As much as we enjoy our success on the field, were also known for our success in the classroom. PSU produced more Capitol One Academic All-Americans during the 1990s and 2000s than any other Division II institution.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1903 N/A Semester $73.8 million 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762 (620) 231-7000
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48 100.0 Kansas Pittsburg 981 364