Nursing Schools in Kansas

There are 45 nursing schools in Kansas. This year, we evaluated 36 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Coffeyville Community College
Coffeyville, KS
Coffeyville Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,764
NCLEX-RN Pass rate78.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate85.6%

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
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Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott, KS
Fort Scott Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,390

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
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Highland Community College
Highland, KS
Highland Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,052
NCLEX-RN Pass rate89.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.3%

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
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Labette Community College
Parsons, KS
Labette Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,257
NCLEX-RN Pass rate90.6%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.0%

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
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Seward County Community College
Liberal, KS
Seward County Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,244
NCLEX-RN Pass rate85.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate94.6%

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
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Butler Community College
El Dorado, KS
Butler Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,871
NCLEX-RN Pass rate90.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

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
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Dodge City Community College
Dodge City, KS
Dodge City Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,704
NCLEX-RN Pass rate77.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

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
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Garden City Community College
Garden City, KS
Garden City Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,853
NCLEX-RN Pass rate84.2%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.6%

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
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Colby Community College
Colby, KS
Colby Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,025
NCLEX-RN Pass rate72.1%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate84.1%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Hutchinson Community College
Hutchinson, KS
Hutchinson Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,117
NCLEX-RN Pass rate76.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate83.1%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Neosho County Community College
Chanute, KS
Neosho County Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,064
NCLEX-RN Pass rate80.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate95.8%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Pratt Community College
Pratt, KS
Pratt Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,283
NCLEX-RN Pass rate47.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate81.0%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cloud County Community College
Concordia, KS
Cloud County Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,587

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Barton County Community College
Great Bend, KS
Barton County Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,246
NCLEX-RN Pass rate61.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate86.6%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS
Johnson County Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,114
NCLEX-RN Pass rate94.6%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate91.4%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Manhattan Area Technical College
Manhattan, KS
Manhattan Area Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,200
NCLEX-RN Pass rate88.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.6%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS
Fort Hays State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,196

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
Emporia State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,013

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS
Pittsburg State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,841

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Washburn University
Topeka, KS
Washburn University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,170

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
Wichita State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,541

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
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Newman University
Wichita, KS
Newman University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$14,663

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,986
NCLEX-RN Pass rate73.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate91.6%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
University of Kansas
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,365

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Hesston College
Hesston, KS
Hesston College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,641

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, KS
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,803

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
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University of Saint Mary
Leavenworth, KS
University of Saint Mary
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,839

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Baker University
Baldwin City, KS
Baker University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,393

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Bethel College-North Newton
North Newton, KS
Bethel College-North Newton
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,519

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Benedictine College
Atchison, KS
Benedictine College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,766

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS
Kansas Wesleyan University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,631

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2007
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Donnelly College
Kansas City, KS
Donnelly College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$8,059
NCLEX-PN Pass rate56.5%

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Washburn Institute of Technology
Topeka, KS
Washburn Institute of Technology
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,044
NCLEX-PN Pass rate91.4%

Programs offered

  • LPN
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North Central Kansas Technical College
Beloit, KS
North Central Kansas Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,828
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.5%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology
Wichita, KS
Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,750
NCLEX-PN Pass rate84.6%

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Flint Hills Technical College
Emporia, KS
Flint Hills Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,227
NCLEX-PN Pass rate82.1%

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Allen County Community College
Iola, KS
Allen County Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,251

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • CNA
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Grantham University
Lenexa, KS
Grantham University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$11,251

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
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National American University-Overland Park
Overland Park, KS
National American University-Overland Park
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN
  • ADN
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National American University-Wichita
Wichita, KS
National American University-Wichita
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Tabor College
Hillsboro, KS
Tabor College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,815

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Nurse Educator
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Ottawa University-Ottawa
Ottawa, KS
Ottawa University-Ottawa
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,661

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Neosho County Community College Ottawa
Ottawa, KS
Neosho County Community College Ottawa

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
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North Central Kansas Technical College - Hays
Hays, KS
North Central Kansas Technical College - Hays

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

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