Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS 66762
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Pittsburg State University is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Kansas. The campus is located in Pittsburg town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,907 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 995 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 736 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%). Every year 47% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Pittsburg State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,548, and fees were $1,552. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,600 and $1,552 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students6,907
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 9 85
Master's degree 1 13
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 11
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$251/credit
In State Students$251/credit
Out of State Students$620/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$333/credit
In State Students$333/credit
Out of State Students$765/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $11,295 $11,295 $27,900
ADN 70 $17,570 $17,570 $43,400
BSN 125 $31,375 $31,375 $77,500
FNP 50 $16,650 $16,650 $38,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of Pittsburg State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 36% $4,151
Other Federal Grant 10% $950
State Grant & Scholarships 14% $1,185
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 59% $2,281
Federal Student Loans 61% $5,197
Private Loans 6% $9,178


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,874
$30,001 to $48,000$12,372
$48,001 to $75,000$14,071
$75,001 to $110,000$16,114
Over $110,000$16,752

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Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
Pittsburg State University
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

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