These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Kansas For 2019

Chris Kolmar
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. Kansas Wesleyan University
  2. University of Kansas
  3. Baker University
  4. Southwestern College
  5. Bethany College
  6. McPherson College
  7. Tabor College
  8. Emporia State University
  9. MidAmerica Nazarene University
  10. Kansas State University

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 23 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, Kansas Wesleyan University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Kansas.’

1. Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Salina
Employed: 91.81%

2. University of Kansas

University of Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lawrence
Employed: 91.76%

3. Baker University

Baker University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Baldwin City
Employed: 91.71%

4. Southwestern College

Southwestern College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Winfield
Employed: 91.67%

5. Bethany College

Bethany College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lindsborg
Employed: 91.61%

6. McPherson College

McPherson College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: McPherson
Employed: 91.35%

7. Tabor College

Tabor College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hillsboro
Employed: 91.13%

8. Emporia State University

Emporia State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Emporia
Employed: 91.0%

9. MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Olathe
Employed: 90.98%

10. Kansas State University

Kansas State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Manhattan
Employed: 90.94%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Kansas

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Kansas, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Kansas by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Kansas

Rank College Employed
1 Kansas Wesleyan University 91.81%
2 University of Kansas 91.76%
3 Baker University 91.71%
4 Southwestern College 91.67%
5 Bethany College 91.61%
6 McPherson College 91.35%
7 Tabor College 91.13%
8 Emporia State University 91.0%
9 MidAmerica Nazarene University 90.98%
10 Kansas State University 90.94%
11 Fort Hays State University 90.65%
12 Pittsburg State University 89.81%
13 Benedictine College 89.3%
14 Washburn University 88.87%
15 Newman University 88.84%
16 Friends University 88.6%
17 Wichita State University 87.81%
18 Ottawa University-Ottawa 87.5%
19 Ottawa University-Kansas City 87.5%
20 Ottawa University-Online 87.5%
21 Central Christian College of Kansas 83.71%
22 Haskell Indian Nations University 79.66%
23 Donnelly College 79.49%
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