Unlock Your Psychology Career Potential: Compare the Best Psychology Degree Programs in Kansas for 2023


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Psychology Degree Programs in Kansas

Find and compare the best psychology degree programs by state.


Number of Schools

In Kansas, there are 23 4-year schools that offer psychology degrees


Number of Programs

With 23 schools offering psychology programs, the total number of programs offered in Kansas is 94


Number of Graduates

The 94 psychology programs in Kansas produced 2,296 psychology graduates in 2021

Psychology Degree Programs in Kansas

Kansas Psychology Degrees Programs

Top (10) Psychology Programs in Kansas

University of Kansas

2021 Psychology Graduates: 611
Average Cost to Attend: $24,446
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $13,306
Average Net Price: $18,608
Average Admitted: 92%
Average Enrolled: 29%
Average Graduation Rate: 66%
Student / Faculty: 17 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 61%
Kansas Ranking: #1
National Ranking: #253

Fort Hays State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 258
Average Cost to Attend: $18,074
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $5,109
Average Net Price: $13,788
Average Admitted: 90%
Average Enrolled: 53%
Average Graduation Rate: 51%
Student / Faculty: 15 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 48%
Kansas Ranking: #2
National Ranking: #217

Kansas State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 152
Average Cost to Attend: $24,799
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $11,902
Average Net Price: $19,874
Average Admitted: 96%
Average Enrolled: 30%
Average Graduation Rate: 68%
Student / Faculty: 19 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 69%
Kansas Ranking: #3
National Ranking: #286

Pittsburg State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 122
Average Cost to Attend: $19,146
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $3,826
Average Net Price: $14,748
Average Admitted: 94%
Average Enrolled: 39%
Average Graduation Rate: 52%
Student / Faculty: 15 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 65%
Kansas Ranking: #4
National Ranking: #402

Newman University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 48
Average Cost to Attend: $46,206
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $888
Average Net Price: $17,372
Average Admitted: 72%
Average Enrolled: 30%
Average Graduation Rate: 63%
Student / Faculty: 13 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 34%
Kansas Ranking: #5
National Ranking: #318

Emporia State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 180
Average Cost to Attend: $19,690
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $2,448
Average Net Price: $14,564
Average Admitted: 88%
Average Enrolled: 38%
Average Graduation Rate: 50%
Student / Faculty: 17 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 89%
Kansas Ranking: #6
National Ranking: #591

Wichita State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 374
Average Cost to Attend: $24,103
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $7,086
Average Net Price: $13,905
Average Admitted: 91%
Average Enrolled: 27%
Average Graduation Rate: 48%
Student / Faculty: 19 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 62%
Kansas Ranking: #7
National Ranking: #912

MidAmerica Nazarene University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 139
Average Cost to Attend: $51,882
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $877
Average Net Price: $28,554
Average Admitted: 65%
Average Enrolled: 29%
Average Graduation Rate: 45%
Student / Faculty: 10 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 20%
Kansas Ranking: #8
National Ranking: #1081

Friends University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 70
Average Cost to Attend: $44,453
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $926
Average Net Price: $22,647
Average Admitted: 58%
Average Enrolled: 27%
Average Graduation Rate: 40%
Student / Faculty: 12 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 31%
Kansas Ranking: #9
National Ranking: #1134

Washburn University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 131
Average Cost to Attend: $22,907
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $3,846
Average Net Price: $14,617
Average Admitted: %
Average Enrolled: %
Average Graduation Rate: 51%
Student / Faculty: 13 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 58%
Kansas Ranking: #10
National Ranking: #1150

Psychology Programs Offered in Kansas

There are 94 undergraduate psychology programs offered by 23 different 4-year colleges, comprising 7 public and 16 private schools.

Additionally, psychology programs in Kansas produced 1,286 bachelor’s graduates, 791 master’s graduates and 77 doctorate graduates.

The table below details the programs offered and the total number of graduates in Kansas.

Psychology GraduatesBSMAPMCPhD
Applied Psychology84
Clinical Child Psychology4134
Clinical Psychology224
Community Psychology4
Counseling and Applied Psychology171495725
Counseling Psychology676
Developmental Psychology317
Educational Psychology162
Family Psychology8
General Psychology85773
Industrial Organizational Psychology11
Marriage and Family Therapy51
Mental Health Counseling16
Research Psychology121221721
School Psychology39321
Social Work2713316
Total Graduates1,28679113677
US Department of Education

Credits Accepted for Kansas Schools

The types of academic credits available to Kansas students are varied and include:

  • Dual enrollment
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Psychology Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation in Kansas

On average, Kansas schools admitted 77% of students who applied to 4-year institutions. Of those who were offered admission, 30% enrolled.

The average freshman retention rate for Kansas schools is 64%, compared to 71% for all universities nationwide.

The overall graduation rate for 4-year colleges and universities in Kansas is 51%, compared to 56% for all universities nationwide.

The top three schools in Kansas for highest graduation rate are Kansas Christian College (100%), Kansas State University (68%), and University of Kansas (66%).

The top three schools with the highest number of psychology graduates in Kansas are University of Kansas (611), Wichita State University (374), and Fort Hays State University (258).

1st Year Return64%71%
US Department of Education

Student & Faculty Information in Kansas

In the fall of 2021, Kansas schools that offered psychology programs had an average of 68% full-time instructional or research faculty members and 28% part-time instructional faculty members.

The average student-to-faculty ratio for Kansas schools offering psychology programs is 14:1.

The table below shows a comparison of the percentage of full-time instructional and research faculty members and the student-to-faculty ratio between Kansas and the United States as a whole:

Full-Time Instructional55%56%
Full-Time Research10%6%
Part-Time Instructional28%35%
Student Faculty Ratio14:115:1
US Department of Education

Tuition and Student Expenses in Kansas

If you’re an undergraduate psychology student in Kansas, the average tuition you’ll pay depends on the institution you choose. Typically, tuition costs range from $4,140 to $34,750 per year, with an average of $20,135. In addition to tuition, you’ll also need to budget for books and supplies, which can cost between $993 and $1,514 annually, with an average of $1,176.

The three most affordable undergraduate psychology schools in Kansas are Fort Hays State University ($18,074), Pittsburg State University ($19,146), and Emporia State University ($19,690). Meanwhile, the three most expensive institutions are the MidAmerica Nazarene University ($51,882), Southwestern College ($51,462), and Newman University ($46,206).

As for prospective graduate psychology students, the average cost of tuition and fees for graduate programs varies widely based on the school and program chosen. Graduate tuition costs between $3,726 and $14,107 per year, with an average of $9,235. However, most graduate programs also require additional fees, such as application fees, technology fees, and library fees, which can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In-state graduate fees typically range from $110 to $1,985, with an average of $866.

The three most affordable graduate psychology schools in Kansas are Fort Hays State University ($4,500), Wichita State University ($7,252), and Newman University ($8,484). Meanwhile, the three most expensive graduate programs are MidAmerica Nazarene University ($13,024), Southwestern College ($12,768), and Friends University ($11,988).

If you’re curious about how Kansas schools stack up against national averages, you can compare average total expenses in the table below. Note that these figures don’t take into account financial aid, grants, loans, or scholarships. If you’re interested in that information, you can find it in the sections below.

Average Expenses for Psychology SchoolsKansasU.S.
On Campus Room & Board$9,820$11,729
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,392$3,474
Total Living Expenses$14,212$15,203
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$20,135$21,301
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,176$1,254
Total Undergraduate Expenses$35,523$37,758
In-State, Graduate Tuition$9,235$14,479
In-State, Graduate Fees$866$1,155
Total Graduate Expenses$10,101$15,634
US Department of Education

Cost to Attend, Financial Aid, Net Price in Kansas

Average Net Price

In Kansas, the cost to attend a college or university that offers psychology programs is a significant financial investment. The key term to know for college affordability is the net price.

The average net price for a college or university in Kansas that offers psychology programs is $18,760. This figure is calculated based on the most recent data provided by each institution to the US Department of Education.

Net price is determined by adding up the costs of tuition, room and board, living expenses, books, and supplies and then subtracting the average financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, and loans, received by federal financial aid recipients.

Cost to Attend$35,523$37,758
Average Financial Aid$12,278$13,984
Percent Receiving Aid96%90%
Net Price$18,760$17,524
US Department of Education

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Kansas universities shown by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,503$9,403
$30,001 – $48,000$9,972$10,454
$48,001 – $75,000$12,483$12,840
$75,001 – $110,000$14,630$14,987
$110,001 and more$15,512$15,632
US Department of Education

Additional Top Ranked Psychology Degree Programs in Kansas

Find information on each school’s ranking, number of graduates, net price, and graduation rate along with a link the school’s full 2023 report.

RankSchool# of GraduatesNet PriceGraduation
#11University of Saint Mary48$23,80147%
#12Southwestern College21$26,40140%
US Department of Education

Psychology Salary Reports for Kansas

We use annual surveys of 100,000 psychologists to compile data on salary, employment projections, cost-of-living adjustments, comparisons to related professions, salary based on years of experience, and rankings by city.