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2021 Best Colleges in Kansas by Salary Score

By the GradReports team | Updated 3/1/2021

We ranked the top schools in Kansas by bachelor's degree Salary Scores to give students a clear picture of how alumni salaries at each school stack up against one another. The Salary Score is based on real-world salary data and is calculated by comparing median alumni earnings in the first year after graduation to data for graduates from the same major at other universities. We compiled these comparisons to create an overall score highlighting how each school stacks up against universities across the country. Kansas is the third most affordable state in the country, so alumni in the state may have lower salaries that are in line with lower living expenses. Even with a low cost of living, Southwestern College, Kansas State University, and the University of Kansas all had Salary Scores above the median for colleges in the United States.

To be considered for our state rankings, schools must offer and provide data for at least 8 bachelor's programs. This list includes all eligible schools in Kansas. You can click on a school's name to view individual program scores. Read our methodology to learn more about how schools were ranked.

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Salary Scores based on data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Salary Score
#1 #1 Winfield Winfield $30,150 79.76
#2 #2 Manhattan Manhattan $10,383 63.87
#3 #3 Lawrence Lawrence $11,148 58.63
#4 #4 Hays Hays $5,130 49.00
#5 #5 Topeka Topeka $8,312 48.17
#6 #6 Atchison Atchison $29,530 45.94
#7 #7 Emporia Emporia $6,758 36.73
#8 #8 Pittsburg Pittsburg $7,298 35.61
#9 #9 Wichita Wichita $8,270 31.31