Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas


Welcome to Pittsburg State University, home of the Gorillas! Midwest values and hospitality are found on this campus of more than 7,000 students where the student to faculty ratio is 19-to-1. At Pittsburg State University, students can select from over 100 academic programs within the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology.

Choosing Pittsburg State opens the door to a college experience complete with respected programs, caring and professional faculty, and multiple opportunities to get involved - the traditional, beautiful campus is the home of more than 150 student clubs and organizations. Pittsburg State is also a place of intense preparation for the future. Within six months of graduation, approximately 90% of our graduates are either gainfully employed or enrolled in advanced studies.

Located in the southeast corner of Kansas, PSU is within two hours of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Springfield, Missouri, and Fayetteville, Arkansas Our students are close enough for big city visits, but can still choose from a host of local activities and entertainment. The 20,000 citizens in the picturesque community of Pittsburg, Kansas, take real pride in supporting Pittsburg State and its mission of encouraging all individuals to achieve their potential.

The university supports an organizational and interpersonal structure that actively encourages individuals to achieve their potential. The university provides programs and services that create opportunities for students and other individuals to develop intellectually, ethically, aesthetically, emotionally, socially and physically. The university provides intellectual leadership and multicultural experiences that contribute to the preservation of the heritage of the region and the enhancement of its inhabitants. Finally, the university recognizes the world as interdependent and, thus, seeks to promote a broad and interactive international perspective.

Life at Pitt State
Students from 45 countries lend an international atmosphere to campus, and celebrations showcasing other cultures are popular campus events. You can scale the walls with the rock-climbing club, or give blood by playing rugby. And how many colleges have their own drag-racing club? And nothing brings the campus community together quite like Gorilla Athletics. Football weekends, basketball games, track meets, and other sports events are much-anticipated highlights on the calendar.

New Student Orientation
All international students attending PSU for the first time are required to participate in the Orientation programs. During Orientation international students are informed about many areas of interest: academic and social matters, registration, enrollment, immigration issues, shopping, banking, housing, campus life and other matters particularly useful for international students.

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Study at Pittsburg State University

College of Arts & Sciences

This college is composed of fourteen departments. Most College of Arts and Sciences departments offer a choice of majors or emphases within the department, including the B.S.Ed. degree as well as the B.A. and B.S. degrees, and many departments offer degree programs through the Masters level.

College of Business
The Kelce College of Business is an AACSB accredited school, recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the 296 best business colleges in the nation, one of about 100 schools to be certified in Information Systems Security by the Committee on National Security Systems, and one of 28 colleges that offer a program in Endorsed Internal Auditing.

College of Technology
The College of Technology offers over 15 different program areas to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. There are many student organizations to join to help you gain experience and make relationships within your field of study.  Many students also compete in national technology competitions.  In May of 2006, students entered and won the Great Moonbuggy Race competition sponsored by NASA.

College of Education
PSU's College of Education aims to develop professionals pursuing a wide variety of careers, such as psychology, school and community counseling, teaching, special education, school and district leadership, school media specialist, reading specialist, English as a second language instruction, technology integration specialist, recreation, and more.

Honors College
The primary mission of the Honors College is to provide a more meaningful educational experience for select superior students. The curriculum at the freshman-sophomore level offers intellectually stimulating general education courses and junior-senior level students are integrated into the Departmental Academic Honors program.

Admission Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in high school
  • Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each band of the IELTS is required. Some areas of study may require a higher IELTS score.

TUITION FEE (2021- 2022 prices) including insurance, room and board    
US& 31,298 Resident Tuition & Fees Graduate
US$ 30,826 Resident Tuition & Fees Undergraduate    
US$ 12,344 Resident Tuition & Fees English for 16 weeks   
Costs are subject to change!

Payment Plan: 
PSU offers a payment plan that allows students to pay their housing and/or tuition during the fall and spring semesters in four installments.

University Housing: 
PSU provides safe, attractive, and comfortable residential facilities and a well balanced, attractive, food service program.