# 2022 best colleges in Kansas

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $7,291

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Newman University

Wichita, Kansas

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $692

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,513

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Baker University

Baldwin City, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $7,709

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,158

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $1,571

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Fort Hays State University

Hays, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $6,577

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Saint Mary

Leavenworth, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $911

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Friends University

Wichita, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $752

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Southwestern College

Winfield, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,110

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Ottawa University-Ottawa

Ottawa, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $1,740

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### MidAmerica Nazarene University

Olathe, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,148

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Emporia State University

Emporia, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $8,323

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Benedictine College

Atchison, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $1,323

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Bethel College-North Newton

North Newton, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,996

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Sterling College

Sterling, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $7,598

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Tabor College

Hillsboro, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $4,867

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### McPherson College

McPherson, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $6,927

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Manhattan Christian College

Manhattan, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $6,486

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Bethany College

Lindsborg, Kansas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $7,491

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.