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Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University Overview

Pittsburg State University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Pittsburg, Kansas. Pittsburg State University was founded in 1903 and the school currently enrolls around 6,017 students a year, including 4,294 undergrads. Pittsburg State University offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Pittsburg State University!

Love music or performing? At Pittsburg State University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Pittsburg State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Pittsburg State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Pittsburg State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Pittsburg State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Pittsburg State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
In-State Tuition $6,840
Out-of-State $15,912
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,718

Is Pittsburg State University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Pittsburg State University offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Pittsburg State University

It is not difficult to get into Pittsburg State University. Pittsburg State University admitted 96% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,822 applications received in 2022, 1,741 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pittsburg State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 74% of students who start at Pittsburg State University return the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Pittsburg State University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Pittsburg State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Pittsburg State University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,718 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,533 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Pittsburg State University.

Based on this information, does Pittsburg State University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Pittsburg State University a good school for you?

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Where is Pittsburg State University Located?

Pittsburg State University is located in the small town setting of Pittsburg, Kansas.

If you want to see Pittsburg State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 69 to Pittsburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Pittsburg State University and Pittsburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1701 South Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762

Campus Setting: Small Town

Pittsburg State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pittsburg State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pittsburg State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Pittsburg State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

19 to 24

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Pittsburg State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Pittsburg State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Pittsburg State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

438 - 585

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Reading SAT Range

478 - 600

Pittsburg State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,325

In State

$34,056

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,744
$21,475
Fees
$2,385
$2,385
Housing
$8,196
$8,196
Books
$2,000
$2,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Pittsburg State University is like? There are approximately 6,017 students enrolled at Pittsburg State University, including 4,292 undergraduate students and 1,725 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from KS and 29% percent of students are from other states.

94%

Full Time

7%

Part Time

71%

In State

29%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,017

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

96%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,129

Out-of-State

$23,860

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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