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Kansas Schools

In the state of Kansas, academia is a declining field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the academic community in Kansas, and the future trends.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Kansas By Profession

1,484 1,494 1,653 1,698
108 107 120 126
1,297 1,374 1,427 1,297
1,457 1,512 1,488 1,453
1,522 1,573 1,583 1,636
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

There are 89 colleges and universities in Kansas. In 2006 there were 5,868 higher education faculty at these institutions. In 2009 there were 6,210 higher education faculty at these institutions.

Thus, there has been a 6% increase in the number of collegiate level faculty in the state.

Average faculty salaries in Kansas

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

In Kansas, on average, higher education faculty make $47,827 per year, which is less than what faculty earn around the country, which averages $57,293 per year. And in Kansas male faculty earn more than female faculty. There is a 10% difference in salaries.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Kansas

No data at this time.

Of the 4,553 college faculty in Kansas, 54% are tenured. Another 24% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Kansas by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Kansas Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 14.24% 16.28% 17.58%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Kansas
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Kansas the number of part-time faculty has grown from 2006 to 2009 by 8%. Similarly, the number of full-time faculty in the state has also grown by 8%. This data shows that in Kansas, working full-time in academia is becoming more common.

National Vs. Kansas Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 3.16% 9.33% 8.01%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Kansas
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Kansas

No data at this time.

And in 2009 7% of those who were working on a part-time basis, identified themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. While as many as 13% of full-time faculty in Kansas identified themselves as being from a minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Kansas

No data at this time.

National Vs. Kansas Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 21.66% 27.71% 37.66%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Kansas
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Kansas' minority faculty has seen a 46% increase. The state statistics are consistent with national statistics. In 2006, there were 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally, of which 134,815 were from a minority background. And in 2009, there were 855,625 faculty working around the nation, of which 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Kansas by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Kansas by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Kansas Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 9.04% 10.86% 12.04%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Kansas
  • Light Blue: National

As the percentage of minorities in academia has grown in Kansas, the percentage of women has also increased. And nationally, from 2006 to 2009, the number of women faculty at colleges and universities has increased by 9%.

National Vs. Kansas Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 10.76% 16.75% 15.85%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Kansas
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Kansas Faculty employment by Gender

National Kansas
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 46%
Women 54%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Kansas


Consistent with the growth in the number of higher education faculty in Kansas, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased in Kansas.

Currently Kansas has 27,070 graduate students and 186,071 undergraduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Kansas

7519 7672 7852 7561 8084
15758 15817 16092 16091 15574
463 459 787 1276 1354
5740 5636 6058 5936 6403
7231 7179 7550 7715 9971
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Kansas


In Kansas, 13,548 students graduated from institutions of higher learning in 2009. Approximately 38% of these students graduated from bachelor's degree programs. Another 19% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Kansas


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Kansas.

Retention rates in Kansas

Returning Students 58%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

It is interesting to note that for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs in Kansas, only 58 students return to school the following year and 45 eventually graduate. And nationally, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Kansas

Graduation Students 45%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Kansas Students By Gender

National Kansas
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 44%
Women 56%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Kansas is not very diverse. 56% of the 213,141 students studying in the state's colleges and universities are female. Approximately 16% of Kansas' students identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. National statistics are consistent with these numbers. Around the country, 58% of the student population is female and 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority group.

National Vs. Kansas Students Minorities

National Kansas
Minorities 29%
Minorities 16%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Kansas

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  1. Kansas Business Schools71,161 Employed
  2. Kansas Teaching Schools55,501 Employed
  3. Kansas Engineering Schools40,520 Employed
  4. Kansas Biology Schools25,387 Employed
  5. Kansas Psychology Schools22,111 Employed
  6. Kansas Management Schools21,762 Employed
  7. Kansas Liberal Arts Schools21,439 Employed
  8. Kansas Law Schools20,870 Employed
  9. Kansas Art Schools20,320 Employed
  10. Kansas Educational Leadership Schools16,251 Employed
  11. Kansas Information Systems Schools15,762 Employed
  12. Kansas Business Administration Schools14,881 Employed
  13. Kansas Accounting Schools13,796 Employed
  14. Kansas Design Schools13,384 Employed
  15. Kansas Information Technology Schools12,378 Employed
  16. Kansas Criminal Justice Schools12,113 Employed
  17. Kansas Communications Schools12,030 Employed
  18. Kansas Music Schools11,673 Employed
  19. Kansas English Schools11,283 Employed
  20. Kansas Counseling Schools10,810 Employed
  21. Kansas Nursing Schools10,758 Employed
  22. Kansas MBA Schools10,418 Employed
  23. Kansas Math Schools10,096 Employed
  24. Kansas Architecture Schools9,506 Employed
  25. Kansas Speech Therapy Schools9,115 Employed
  26. Kansas BSN Schools8,581 Employed
  27. Kansas Forensic Nursing Schools8,581 Employed
  28. Kansas RN to BSN Schools8,581 Employed
  29. Kansas Physics Schools8,511 Employed
  30. Kansas Marketing Schools8,088 Employed
  31. Kansas Finance Schools7,774 Employed
  32. Kansas Chemistry Schools7,773 Employed
  33. Kansas History Schools7,720 Employed
  34. Kansas Visual Communications Schools7,646 Employed
  35. Kansas Elementary Education Schools7,586 Employed
  36. Kansas Health Science Schools7,417 Employed
  37. Kansas Computer Networking Schools7,368 Employed
  38. Kansas Public Health Schools6,953 Employed
  39. Kansas Sociology Schools6,903 Employed
  40. Kansas Sports Medicine Schools6,664 Employed
  41. Kansas Political Science Schools6,442 Employed
  42. Kansas Special Education Schools6,164 Employed
  43. Kansas Human Services Schools6,092 Employed
  44. Kansas Theology Schools5,991 Employed
  45. Kansas Social Work Schools5,953 Employed
  46. Kansas School Psychology Schools5,816 Employed
  47. Kansas Computer Programming Schools5,408 Employed
  48. Kansas Nutrition Schools5,378 Employed
  49. Kansas Mechanical Engineering Schools5,102 Employed
  50. Kansas Journalism Schools5,070 Employed
  51. Kansas Construction Management Schools4,910 Employed
  52. Kansas Drafting Schools4,659 Employed
  53. Kansas Small Business Schools4,500 Employed
  54. Kansas Public Administration Schools4,372 Employed
  55. Kansas Respiratory Therapy Schools4,223 Employed
  56. Kansas Early Childhood Education Schools4,053 Employed
  57. Kansas Fire Science Schools3,995 Employed
  58. Kansas Hospitality Schools3,977 Employed
  59. Kansas Computer Engineering Schools3,854 Employed
  60. Kansas Healthcare Management Schools3,624 Employed
  61. Kansas Biochemistry Schools3,613 Employed
  62. Kansas Civil Engineering Schools3,553 Employed
  63. Kansas International Business Schools3,490 Employed
  64. Kansas Culinary Schools3,296 Employed
  65. Kansas Animation Schools3,191 Employed
  66. Kansas Graphic Design Schools3,097 Employed
  67. Kansas Video Game Design Schools3,010 Employed
  68. Kansas Radiology Technology Schools2,816 Employed
  69. Kansas Veterinary Schools2,771 Employed
  70. Kansas Physical Therapy Schools2,706 Employed
  71. Kansas Human Resources Schools2,645 Employed
  72. Kansas Healthcare Administration Schools2,606 Employed
  73. Kansas Paralegal Schools2,576 Employed
  74. Kansas Creative Writing Schools2,373 Employed
  75. Kansas Web Design Schools2,293 Employed
  76. Kansas Interior Design Schools2,251 Employed
  77. Kansas Sports Management Schools2,246 Employed
  78. Kansas Dental Hygienist Schools2,087 Employed
  79. Kansas Fashion Design Schools2,065 Employed
  80. Kansas Clinical Psychology Schools2,061 Employed
  81. Kansas Health Information Management Schools1,993 Employed
  82. Kansas Computer Animation Schools1,943 Employed
  83. Kansas Occupational Therapy Schools1,911 Employed
  84. Kansas Gerontology Schools1,909 Employed
  85. Kansas Property Management Schools1,903 Employed
  86. Kansas Electrical Engineering Schools1,878 Employed
  87. Kansas Fashion Schools1,795 Employed
  88. Kansas Carpentry Schools1,698 Employed
  89. Kansas Film Schools1,666 Employed
  90. Kansas Video Production Schools1,666 Employed
  91. Kansas Medical Coding Schools1,644 Employed
  92. Kansas Web Development Schools1,611 Employed
  93. Kansas Computer Science Schools1,552 Employed
  94. Kansas Industrial Design Schools1,462 Employed
  95. Kansas Biomedical Engineering Schools1,462 Employed
  96. Kansas Supply Chain Management Schools1,462 Employed
  97. Kansas Music Therapy Schools1,462 Employed
  98. Kansas Hotel Management Schools1,372 Employed
  99. Kansas Business Management Schools1,325 Employed
  100. Kansas Sonography Schools1,254 Employed
  101. Kansas Ultrasound Technology Schools1,254 Employed
  102. Kansas Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,251 Employed
  103. Kansas Forensic Science Schools1,232 Employed
  104. Kansas Surgical Technology Schools1,232 Employed
  105. Kansas Homeland Security Schools1,153 Employed
  106. Kansas Game Design Schools1,067 Employed
  107. Kansas Game Development Schools1,067 Employed
  108. Kansas Physician Assistant Schools936 Employed
  109. Kansas X Ray Technician Schools929 Employed
  110. Kansas Fashion Marketing Schools909 Employed
  111. Kansas Fashion Merchandising Schools886 Employed
  112. Kansas Health Information Schools882 Employed
  113. Kansas Restaurant Management Schools642 Employed
  114. Kansas Emergency Management Schools627 Employed
  115. Kansas Ministry Schools626 Employed
  116. Kansas Music Production Schools571 Employed
  117. Kansas Court Reporter Schools486 Employed
  118. Kansas Christian Counseling Schools478 Employed
  119. Kansas Software Engineering Schools446 Employed
  120. Kansas Mental Health Schools421 Employed
  121. Kansas Criminology Schools290 Employed
  122. Kansas Organizational Psychology Schools231 Employed
  123. Kansas Forestry Schools223 Employed
  124. Kansas Sports Psychology Schools181 Employed
  125. Kansas Advertising Schools89 Employed
  126. Kansas Public Relations Schools89 Employed

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