Pitt State

Pittsburg State University

1701 S Broadway St, Pittsburg, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    15
  • Previously Enrolled
    12

Overview of Pittsburg State University (Pitt State)

About this school

Pittsburg State, founded in 1903, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Technology and Applied Science, the School of Education, and the Gladys A. Kelce School of Business and Economics. Its 233-acre campus is located in Pittsburg, south of Kansas City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,706
    • Men:2,965 (52.0%)
    • Women:2,741 (48.0%)

Location

Admission Information (Pitt State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Pittsburg State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Required
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1701 South Broadway
City, State, Zip
Pittsburg, KS  66762
Phone
(620) 235-4251
Fax
(620) 235-4080
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
87% of 2,486 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 1,312 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 1,174 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,256 (58%) of 2,168 admitted students enrolled
Women
568 (49%) of 1,150 admitted students enrolled
Men
688 (68%) of 1,018 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Pitt State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,100|Out-of-state: $18,152
  • Room & Board: - $7,700 (61.76800898443767%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (8.021819348628268%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,766 (30.21017166693406%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Pittsburg State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001926
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
931 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$6,013
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 393 (42.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,369
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 456 (49.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,196
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 602 (64.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
589 (58.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,231

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
4,606 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$7,092
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,181 (47.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,542
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,528 (54.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,990
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,216 (48.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,994 (38.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,521

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,389
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Pitt State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


292

Part-Time Faculty


90

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Pittsburg State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (Pitt State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (60)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Printing Management
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering technologies, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Science in Technology, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering Technology

Master's Programs of Study (35)


  • Accounting
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Development
  • International Business
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (Pitt State)

Location & Geography

Population


20,398

Nearest Metropolitan Area


630 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
19.2 average low in January, 86.8 average high in September
Rain
86 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
124 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City, Mo.
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburg
Nearest Train Station
320 mile(s) from campus in Omaha, Ne.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Gorilla
School Colors
Crimson and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Pittsburg State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student yearbook, student newspaper, student activities council, students in free enterprise (sife)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,109

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,706
Women
2,741
Men
2,965

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.9% Asian
  • 4.0% Black/African-American
  • 6.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.7% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


2.3%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,201

Student Resources (Pitt State)

Study resources