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Is Kansas State University a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about Kansas State University veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Kansas State University G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on K -State Includes:

How Does K -State Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

Kansas State University was ranked #228 on the 2022 version of this list. As such, K -State is among the top 10% of all schools in the country when it comes to offering vets a great educational experience. The school also ranked #2 in our Best for Vets in Kansas ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how K -State fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 104
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 214
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 239
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 184

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at K -State ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Accounting and Business/Management Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Natural Resources & Conservation, Other Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Natural Resources Conservation (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Food Technology & Processing Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Agricultural Public Services, Other Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Agricultural & Food Products Processing Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Natural Resources Conservation (Other) Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Agricultural Business Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Agricultural & Food Products Processing Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Financial Planning & Services Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2

How Many Veterans Go to K -State?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

According to the VA, there are 1,099 G.I. Bill® students at K -State. There are 20,854 students enrolled at K -State. This means that approximately 5.27% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at K -State

Kansas State University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does K -State Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
K -State might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

K -State might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

K -State Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at K -State for the following armed services:

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About K -State

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.


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