University of Kansas

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,092
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,054
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.36%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
90.9%
15,042 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
26,744
81.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63.1%
2,506 Graduates

About

University of Kansas is a higher education institution located in Douglas County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Kansas were General Psychology (252 degrees awarded), Journalism (243 degrees), and General Finance (228 degrees).

In 2020, 7,602 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Kansas. 54.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,397 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (535 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Kansas is $10,092, which is $−18,537 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Kansas is $10,092, which is $−18,537 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,054.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending University of Kansas received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,092
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Kansas was $10,092. The cost of tuition at University of Kansas is $−18,537 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$20,054
2020 Value
4.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Kansas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,054. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Kansas grew by 4.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,504
Room and Board
$1,212
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Kansas was of $10,504 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,212. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0381% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at University of Kansas received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.76% with respect to 2019, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.36%
2018 Default Rate
220
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Kansas was 4.36%, which represents 220 out of the 5047 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Kansas received 15,042 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.338% annual decline. Out of those 15,042 applicants, 13,678 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.9% acceptance rate.

There were 26,744 students enrolled at University of Kansas in 2020, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Kansas has an overall enrollment yield of 28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
13,678
Accepted Out of 15,042

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Kansas was 90.9% (13,678 admissions from 15,042 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 93.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.338%, while admissions declined by −2.66%.

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage
800
Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at University of Kansas in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Kansas has a total enrollment of 26,744 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Kansas is 21,816 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,928. This means that 81.6% of students enrolled at University of Kansas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Kansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.6% White, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 5.37% Asian, 5.17% Two or More Races, 4.26% Black or African American, 0.523% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Kansas in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (33%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Kansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,744 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Kansas is 21,816 and the part-time enrollment is 4,928. This means that 81.6% of students enrolled at University of Kansas are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Kansas was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Kansas had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18,356
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,231
  3. Asian
    1,436

The enrolled student population at University of Kansas is 68.6% White, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 5.37% Asian, 5.17% Two or More Races, 4.26% Black or African American, 0.523% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 716 more women than men received degrees from University of Kansas. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Kansas is white (5,397 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (535 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Kansas is General Psychology (252 degrees awarded), followed by Journalism (243 degrees) and General Finance (228 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Kansas, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (150 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (87 degrees), and Communications (462 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Kansas are Other managers (166,718 people), Social workers, all other (151,305 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (126,862 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (91,664 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (74,015 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Kansas are Architecture and Related Services (150 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (87 degrees), Communications (462 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (350 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (122 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Kansas are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Kansas are Architecture and Related Services (150 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (87 degrees), Communications (462 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (350 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (122 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Kansas are Elementary & secondary schools (304,530 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (202,843 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (149,054 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (126,218 people), and Individual & family services (119,904 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Kansas are Architecture and Related Services (150 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (87 degrees), Communications (462 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (350 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (122 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Kansas.
Most Common
  1. 252 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 243 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 228 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Kansas was General Psychology with 252 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,443
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,159
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,443 degrees were awarded to men at University of Kansas, which is 0.828 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,159).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 173 degrees were awarded to men at University of Kansas in General Finance, which is 3.15 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 234 degrees were awarded to women at University of Kansas in Social Work, which is 6.32 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 47% of students graduating from University of Kansas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Kansas is Female and Asian (75.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.638% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,397 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    535 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    334 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Kansas is white (5,397 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (535 degrees).

0.947% of degree recipients (72 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,048 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,349 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    309 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Kansas is white female (3,048 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,349 degrees).

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Operations

University of Kansas has an endowment valued at nearly $1.83B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.83M (0.373%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Kansas had a total salary expenditure of $1.36B. University of Kansas employs 419 Professors, 365 Associate professors, and 343 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Kansas are Male Professors (288), Male Associate professors(193), and Female Assistant professors (175).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Kansas are: Office and Administrative Support, with 788 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 644 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 478 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.83B
2020 Endowment
0.612%
decline from 2019

University of Kansas has an endowment valued at about $1.83B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Kansas declined 0.612% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.53B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $184M - Federal
  2. $38.5M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Kansas received $184M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $38.5M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$684M
2020 Salaries
6.21%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Kansas paid a median of $684M in salaries, which represents 50.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.36B) and a 6.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.44% growth from 2018 and a 2.9% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$125M
Instructional Salaries
1,274
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Kansas paid a total of $125M to 1,274 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
419 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
788 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Kansas were Professor with 419 employees; Associate professor with 365 employees; and Associate professor with 343 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Kansas were Office and Administrative Support with 788 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 644 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 478 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Kansas was Male Professor with 288 employees, Male Associate professor with 193 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 175 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Kansas.

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