Kansas State University

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Division of Continuing Education Distance Education
Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State University (K-State) was founded on February 16, 1863, as a land-grant institution under the Morrill Act. Originally located on the grounds of the old Bluemont Central College, which was chartered in 1858, the University was moved to its present site in 1875.

The 664-acre campus is in Manhattan, 125 miles west of Kansas City, via Interstate 70, in the rolling Flint Hills of northeast Kansas. The Salina campus, 70 miles west of Manhattan, was established through a merger of the former Kansas College of Technology with the University. This was made possible by an enactment of the 1991 Kansas Legislature.

K-State is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). One of the six universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas State University continues to fulfill its historic educational mission in teaching, research, and public service.

Distance Learning Program

Kansas State University innovatively offers high-quality courses and degree programs to students who are not geographically located near the Manhattan campus. K-State utilizes cutting-edge technologies that enhance the learning environment and extend it far beyond the University's physical boundaries.

Adults across the country want to complete their education, advance their careers, or change their professions. Success requires dedication, self-direction, and perseverance on the part of the student. Distance education offered by K-State provides people with an opportunity to pursue these goals without leaving a current job or family. K-State offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificate programs at a distance.

Delivery Media

K-State offers courses through a variety of delivery methods. Most courses follow regular K-State semester dates. Some courses require minimum computer system requirements. Kansas State University offers more than 250 courses per year through distance education. Courses are offered in a variety of subject areas, and students can take many of these without enrolling in a degree program.

Delivery methods include use of videotapes and audiotapes, the Web, listservs, e-mail, discussion rooms, guided study, desktop video, community-based outreach courses, independent study, and correspondence course work.

Programs of Study

K-State has been offering degree completion programs through distance education for more than thirty years. The goal of the Distance Education Degree Completion Programs is to help students complete the last two years of a Bachelor of Science degree. K-State staff is available to help students get started, stay directed, and earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

A student's requirements include a minimum of 30 K-State hours, with 20 of the last 30 hours earned from K-State. Students may transfer a maximum of 60 credit hours to K-State from other institutions. The average student completes a bachelor's degree in two to six years; the pace is up to the student.

Bachelor's degree completion programs are offered in animal sciences and industry, early childhood education, dietetics, food science and industry, general business, interdisciplinary social science, and technology management.

Master's degree programs offered include agribusiness, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, food science, gerontology, industrial/organizational psychology, mechanical engineering, merchandising, personal financial planning, software engineering, and youth development.

Special Programs

Certificate/endorsement programs are also offered. These programs include an academic advising certificate, business administration graduate certificate, early childhood education credential and endorsement, engineering professional development hours, food science certificate program, gerontology graduate certificate, merchandising graduate certificate, occupational health certificate program, personal financial planning certificate program, and youth development graduate certificate.

K-State is a member of Service Members Opportunity College for the SOCAD-2 flexible-degree network. This network guarantees worldwide transfer of credit for military personnel who take courses from participating colleges and universities.

Student Services

Students in degree programs receive advising from the college offering the degree. The Division of Continuing Education also has Program Coordinators for each college, who can provide assistance.

Library services are available to students enrolled in degree completion programs. A K-State library services facilitator helps students access materials in the K-State library.

Financial aid is available for students seeking degrees. Scholarships are also available.

The technical support help desk can provide a variety of technical support services once a student is enrolled in a distance education course.

For information about all the student services, students should visit the Student Services Web site at http://www.dce.ksu.edu/studentservices.


Kansas State University is an accredited institution offering credit courses through distance education. Distance education courses are taught by faculty members who teach K-State on-campus courses.


Each distance education degree program has specific admission requirements and procedures. Bachelor's degree completion programs require an application fee of $60. Admission information is available for each program at the Web address listed in the Contact section.

Tuition and Fees

Distance education tuition at K-State is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is the cost for an academic course and includes a per-credit-hour charge. It also includes additional tuition components. Tuition components include student services, TELENET 2 media fee, engineering equipment and maintenance, licensing, tape/Web media, and distance education support.

Financial Aid

Students may be eligible for financial aid for distance education courses if federal requirements are met, they are admitted and enrolled in a degree program in Kansas State University, and they are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours of Kansas State University course work. Each student is assigned a financial aid adviser.

Scholarships are also available to students enrolled in degree programs.


The application process for each program varies. For complete information on a specific program, students can access the Web site listed below or contact the Division of Continuing Education at 785-532-5575 or at the toll-free number listed in the Contact section, or by e-mail at the address listed in the Contact section.


Division of Continuing Education
Kansas State University
13 College Court Building
Manhattan, Kansas 66506-6002
Phone: 785-532-5575 800-622-2KSU (toll-free)
Fax: 785-532-5637
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.dce.ksu.edu/distance

Kansas State University

views updated May 29 2018


Manhattan, Kansas
Division of Continuing Education, Continuing Learning

Kansas State University was founded in 1863. It is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It first offered distance learning courses in 1971. In fall 2005, there were 7,000 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.
Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, campus computer network, career placement assistance, e-mail services, library services.
Contact Daniel Butcher, Bachelor Degree Completion Program Coordinator, Kansas State University, Division of Continuing Education, 13 College Court Building, Manhattan, KS 66506. Telephone: 785-532-5575. Fax: 785-532-5637. E-mail: [email protected].


BS Animal Science and Industry; Business, general; Dietetics; Food Science and Industry; Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; Technology Management
Certificate of Completion Early Childhood Education Administration Credential
Certificate Food Science; Occupational Health Psychology; Personal Financial Planning
CAGS Business Administration
CCCPE Conflict Resolution; Conflict Resolution
Graduate Certificate Academic Advising; Food Science
MS Agribusiness; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Management; Food Science; Gerontology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Mechanical Engineering; Merchandising; Personal Financial Planning; Software Engineering; Youth Development


Undergraduate —accounting and computer science; accounting and related services; agricultural and domestic animal services; agricultural and food products processing; agricultural business and management; agricultural production; agriculture; agriculture and agriculture operations related; animal sciences; applied horticulture/horticultural business services; area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies related; behavioral sciences; biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology; biological and physical sciences; business administration, management and operations; business/commerce; business, management, and marketing related; chemistry; computer and information sciences; developmental and child psychology; dietetics and clinical nutrition services; English; ethnic, cultural minority, and gender studies; family and consumer sciences/human sciences; family and consumer sciences/human sciences related; finance and financial management services; food science and technology; foods, nutrition, and related services; geography and cartography; history; human development, family studies, and related services; information science/studies; management information systems; marketing; music; natural resources and conservation related; natural resources conservation and research; natural resources management and policy; natural sciences; nutrition sciences; physical sciences; physical sciences related; political science and government; psychology; social psychology; social sciences; social sciences related; sociology; statistics.
Graduate —agricultural and food products processing; agricultural business and management; agricultural public services; agriculture; agriculture and agriculture operations related; animal sciences; apparel and textiles; chemical engineering; civil engineering; community health services; community organization and advocacy; community psychology; computer engineering; computer science; computer software and media applications; electrical, electronics and communications engineering; engineering; engineering/industrial management; engineering related; engineering science; family and consumer sciences/human sciences; family and consumer sciences/human sciences related; family psychology; finance and financial management services; gerontology; human resources management; industrialandorganizationalpsychology;mechanical engineering; mechanical engineering related technologies; plant sciences; psychology; quality control and safety technologies.
Non-credit —agricultural and food products processing; agriculture; education; educational administration and supervision; educational assessment, evaluation, and research; educational psychology; education related; education (specific levels and methods); education (specific subject areas); family and consumer economics; family and consumer sciences/human sciences; family and consumer sciences/human sciences related; family psychology; finance and financial management services; food science and technology; foods, nutrition, and related services; social sciences related; work and family studies.

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