Nursing Schools in Kansas

The state of Kansas is home to 45 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 36 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Kansas. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Kansas

Best Value LPN Programs in Kansas

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Kansas

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Kansas. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,114
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.6%
RN Programs best-value score85.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score64.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Baker University

Baker University

Baldwin City, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,393
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.0%
RN Programs best-value score61.8

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
North Central Kansas Technical College - Hays

North Central Kansas Technical College - Hays

Hays, KS
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Newman University

Newman University

Wichita, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$14,663
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.0%
RN Programs best-value score79.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
Emporia State University

Emporia State University

Emporia, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,013
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.9%
RN Programs best-value score80.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
Butler Community College

Butler Community College

El Dorado, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,871
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.9%
RN Programs best-value score95.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.3

Butler Community College (BCC) is located in El Dorado, Kansas. The school that has a long history of serving the community, as it was established in 1927. It currently serves well over 8,000 students. BCC is among the largest community colleges in Kansas. The school is accredited by the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,196
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.7%
RN Programs best-value score84.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Labette Community College

Labette Community College

Parsons, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,257
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.6%
RN Programs best-value score96.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.2

Labette Community College is located in Parsons, Kansas. This public community college was established back in 1923. This school has a history of being a great option for people seeking new careers in the community. Many different academic programs are available at this school. Students will be ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
University of Kansas

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,365
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.2%
RN Programs best-value score69.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Highland Community College

Highland Community College

Highland, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,052
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.0%
RN Programs best-value score96.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.2

Highland Community College (HCC) is located in Highland, Kansas. This public community college was established way back in 1858. It is one of the oldest community colleges around and is technically the oldest overall college in the state of Kansas. It used to be known as Highland University ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Manhattan Area Technical College

Manhattan Area Technical College

Manhattan, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,200
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.8%
RN Programs best-value score84.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score66.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Olathe, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,803
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.8%
RN Programs best-value score65.9

MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private university in Olathe, Kansas, with undergrad and graduate degree programs. MNU was founded in 1966 by the Church of the Nazarene as a Christian liberal arts college. The campus is located on 105 acres of land in Olathe, which is part of the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Cloud County Community College

Cloud County Community College

Concordia, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,587
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.7%
RN Programs best-value score88.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,841
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.4%
RN Programs best-value score80.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,390
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.9%
RN Programs best-value score98.4

Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) is located in Fort Scott Kansas. This is a school that was established way back in 1919. It currently serves over 2,000 students and it offers all students great educational opportunities. This is one of the oldest community colleges in Kansas and it offers a ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Bethel College-North Newton

Bethel College-North Newton

North Newton, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,519
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.8%
RN Programs best-value score60.8

Programs offered

  • BSN
Wichita State University

Wichita State University

Wichita, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,541
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.3%
RN Programs best-value score80.6

Wichita State University (WSU) is a public university in Wichita, Kansas. It is part of the Kansas State University system, which includes six campuses. WSU was founded in 1886 as a private preparatory school. Over the years, WSU has expanded to offer more than 200 areas of study through its 6 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
Hesston College

Hesston College

Hesston, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,641
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.1%
RN Programs best-value score65.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
University of Saint Mary

University of Saint Mary

Leavenworth, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,839
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.8%
RN Programs best-value score62.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Seward County Community College

Seward County Community College

Liberal, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,244
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
RN Programs best-value score96.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.1

Seward County Community College (SCCC) is located in Liberal, Kansas. This school was established in late 1967 and has been providing students with many academic opportunities ever since. SCCC serves over 2,600 students currently and it has a number of beneficial programs for them to take ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Garden City Community College

Garden City Community College

Garden City, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,853
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.2%
RN Programs best-value score94.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.0

Garden City Community College (GCCC) is located in Garden City, Kansas. This school was established in 1919, making it a very old community college. GCCC has been serving the needs of the community for an entire century now and they continue to provide the best possible educational ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
Washburn University

Washburn University

Topeka, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,170
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.9%
RN Programs best-value score80.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Neosho County Community College

Neosho County Community College

Chanute, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,064
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.0%
RN Programs best-value score91.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate95.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score82.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Coffeyville Community College

Coffeyville Community College

Coffeyville, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,764
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate78.7%
RN Programs best-value score100.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate85.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Coffeyville Community College is located in Coffeyville, Kansas. This community college was established way back in 1923. This institution serves well over 1,500 students. It offers several different associate degree opportunities, as well as many certificate courses. CCC is also famous for ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Dodge City Community College

Dodge City Community College

Dodge City, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,704
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.9%
RN Programs best-value score94.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score90.2

Dodge City Community College (DCCC aka DC3) is located in Dodge City, Kansas. This public community college was established in 1935. This school offers its students a very good variety of courses and student programs to participate in. Students will be able to work toward earning many different ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,117
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate76.8%
RN Programs best-value score93.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate83.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score85.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kansas City, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,986
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate73.7%
RN Programs best-value score78.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score60.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
National American University-Overland Park

National American University-Overland Park

Overland Park, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN
  • ADN
Colby Community College

Colby Community College

Colby, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,025
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate72.1%
RN Programs best-value score93.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate84.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score86.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Benedictine College

Benedictine College

Atchison, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,766
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate72.1%
RN Programs best-value score43.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
Barton County Community College

Barton County Community College

Great Bend, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,246
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate61.3%
RN Programs best-value score87.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate86.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score79.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
National American University-Wichita

National American University-Wichita

Wichita, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,631
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate56.3%
RN Programs best-value score23.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
Pratt Community College

Pratt Community College

Pratt, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,283
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate47.8%
RN Programs best-value score88.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate81.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score84.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
North Central Kansas Technical College

North Central Kansas Technical College

Beloit, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,828
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score68.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Washburn Institute of Technology

Washburn Institute of Technology

Topeka, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,044
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score70.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology

Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology

Wichita, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,750
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate84.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score58.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
Flint Hills Technical College

Flint Hills Technical College

Emporia, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,227
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score47.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
Donnelly College

Donnelly College

Kansas City, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$8,059
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate56.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score79.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
Allen County Community College

Allen County Community College

Iola, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,251

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • CNA
Grantham University

Grantham University

Lenexa, KS
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$11,251

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
Southwestern College

Southwestern College

Winfield, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,279

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Tabor College

Tabor College

Hillsboro, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,815

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Nurse Educator
Ottawa University-Ottawa

Ottawa University-Ottawa

Ottawa, KS
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,661

Programs offered

  • BSN
Neosho County Community College Ottawa

Neosho County Community College Ottawa

Ottawa, KS
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Kansas City (Closed in 2017)
ADN LPN
Brown Mackie College-Salina (Closed in 2017)
ADN LPN
ITT Technical Institute-Wichita (Closed in 2016)
ADN

Kansas's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Kansas's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Kansas Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 28,900 21.109 $28 $58,850
Nurse Anesthetists 390 0.281 $75 $155,440
Nurse Midwives 30 0.025 $48 $99,040
Nurse Practitioners 2,010 1.468 $47 $96,770
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 7,350 5.367 $20 $42,350
Nursing Assistants 22,590 16.501 $12 $24,560
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey