10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Kansas For 2019

by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Kansas has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in KS, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Kansas.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Kansas:

  1. Baker University
  2. Kansas Wesleyan University
  3. University of Kansas
  4. Newman University
  5. Kansas State University
  6. Southwestern College
  7. McPherson College
  8. Emporia State University
  9. MidAmerica Nazarene University
  10. University of Saint Mary

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Kansas has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Kansas For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 24 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Kansas that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Baker University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Kansas.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Kansas

Rank College Employed
1 Baker University 93.1%
2 Kansas Wesleyan University 92.34%
3 University of Kansas 92.31%
4 Newman University 91.18%
5 Kansas State University 91.17%
6 Southwestern College 91.15%
7 McPherson College 91.03%
8 Emporia State University 90.82%
9 MidAmerica Nazarene University 90.72%
10 University of Saint Mary 90.44%
11 Fort Hays State University 90.38%
12 Hesston College 90.18%
13 Pittsburg State University 89.57%
14 Benedictine College 89.06%
15 Washburn University 88.79%
16 Ottawa University-Ottawa 88.75%
17 Ottawa University-Kansas City 88.75%
18 Ottawa University-Online 88.75%
19 Friends University 88.44%
20 Wichita State University 87.52%
21 Tabor College 86.77%
22 Central Christian College of Kansas 85.86%
23 Donnelly College 80.88%
24 Haskell Indian Nations University 80.34%
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