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Study at Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University was established as the Auxiliary Manual Training Normal School in 1903. It was renamed the Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg in 1913 and Kansas State College of Pittsburg in 1959. It gained university status on April 21, 1977, and adopted its present name at that time. The campus covers an area of more than 220 acres in Pittsburg, Kansas. PSU offers several degrees and certificate programs and is made up of the following academic units:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • College of Education
  • College of Technology
  • Kelce College of Business
The athletics department of PSU fields a number of men's and women's sports teams, which compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and are the members of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Profile of Pittsburg State University

Pitt State is located in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Pittsburg, KS. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Pitt State top out at the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Pitt State often study real estate and construction management, education and teaching, and engineering technician.

Pitt State Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 7, 087 students (6, 281 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Students sports include formal participation in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association competitions.

Pitt State Tuition and Affordability

Tuition is fairly low at the school.

Pitt State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching413elementary school teaching, instructional media design, educational administration, industrial arts teaching, school Counselling, physical education teaching, special ed, math teaching, . . .
Business and Management267business, business management, accounting, marketing, human resources development, finance, human resources, international business
Engineering Technician151automotive tech, engineering technician, plastics engineering tech, construction engineering tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech
Liberal Arts142liberal arts and sciences, history, English, sociology, political science, Spanish language, geography, economics, . . .
Media84communication studies, printing management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine78registered nursing, nursing science
Science77biology, physics, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling73psychology, school psychology
Family and Social Work64family and consumer science, social work
Design44graphic design
Mechanics and Repair41electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Real Estate and Construction Management38construction management
Engineering22engineering management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21parks and recreation studies
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering18computer and info science, systems analyst
Art Studies14art studies
Music10music performance
Medical Support and Technology2clinical lab tech

Contact: Pitt State

Pittsburg State University

1701 S Broadway

Pittsburg, KS 66762

General Phone: (620) 231-7000


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