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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Pittsburg State is an above-average public university located in Pittsburg, Kansas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,109 undergraduate students. The Pittsburg State acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Nursing, Elementary Education, and Psychology. Graduating 47% of students, Pittsburg State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.
About Pittsburg State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Address
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
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Pittsburg State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,841/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$3,989/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,109Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
597
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Friendly
    65%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Diligent
    5%
  • Religious
    5%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.75 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Atmosphere
    53%
  • Personable
    17%
  • Diversity
    11%
  • Family/Home
    11%
  • Academic Gorillas
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
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Pittsburg State University is one of the most diverse and exciting colleges I have ever seen. No matter where you are, you will have a plentiful amount of support form staff and students. The possibilities at this school are endless. It is a fun and safe environment that is welcome to all students, faculty, and families. The campus is beautiful and the overall vibe of this school is awesome! It may be a small town, but Pittsburg sure is involved in every way. Pittsburg State University is the place to be as it ensures a bright future for anyone willing to work together and put in the effort. I wouldn't change a thing...except maybe the food.
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I visited Pittsburg State University with the intention of only to visit for my parents enjoyment. However, once I stepped foot on campus it truly felt like home. The atmosphere is AMAZING! My one "want" for college was reasonable class sizes, and Pitt has exactly that. The most I've ever had in a class is about 20 people. I love Pittsburg State University
My experience with Pittsburg State has been great already! I have been welcomed by so many people. The flat rate tuition is the best part. I can take 18 hours and still pay the same as someone would for 12 hours. Overall, through my short experiences there already I think Pittsburg State is a great school.