2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$18,608

Net Price

92%

Admitted

29%

Enrolled

66%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Kansas

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 26,780. In 2021, there were 611 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #1 in Kansas and ranks #253 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

611

Total Enrollment

26,780

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for University of Kansas

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#1

Kansas Rank

Combining ranking factors for 23 schools that offer psychology degrees in Kansas, University of Kansas ranks #1.

#253

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Kansas ranks #253.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Kansas offers General Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers General Psychology. At the master level Clinical Child Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Psychology, School Psychology and Social Work are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Child Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Psychology, School Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMAPhD
Clinical Child Psychology44
Counseling and Applied Psychology1613
Counseling Psychology86
Educational Psychology22
General Psychology2701
Research Psychology36814
School Psychology21
Social Work541646
Total Graduates360120446
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs Counseling and Psychological Services
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 15,275 students applied to the University of Kansas. The university admitted 92% and 29% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Kansas universities is 2,759. On average, all Kansas institutions admit 77% and 30% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Kansas students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 85%. Compared to all Kansas four or more years colleges, the percentage is 64%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Kansas is 66%, compared to 51% for all Kansas universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 37%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare KU to Kansas Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Kansas to the average of all Kansas four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

KU

15,275

Applicants

92%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

85%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

KS Colleges

2,759

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

30%

Percent Enrolled

64%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

51%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 3,346 or 86% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 560 or 14% part-time faculty members employed at University of Kansas. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 2,391 or 61%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

KU

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

86%

Percent Full-Time

14%

Percent Part-Time

61%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

KS Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

48%

Percent Full-Time

52%

Percent Part-Time

46%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Kansas the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $10,092, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,224.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $9,989 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,056.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Kansas in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Kansas2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,900
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,230
Total Living Expenses$13,130
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$10,092
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,224
Total Undergraduate Expenses$24,446
In-State, Graduate Tuition$9,989
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,056
Total Graduate Expenses$11,045
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Kansas is $18,608. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

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 University of Kansas presented 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$15,666$13,970
$30,001 – $48,000$16,288$15,183
$48,001 – $75,000$18,586$17,163
$75,001 – $110,000$22,804$20,432
$110,001 and more$24,161$22,976
US Department of Education

Compare University of Kansas to all Kansas universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

KU

$24,446

Cost to Attend

$9,618

Average Financial Aid

86%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,608

Net Price

KS Colleges

$32,024

Cost to Attend

$12,278

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,760

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 3,228 or 86%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 13,306 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,618.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid13,306$9,618
Pell Grants3,784$4,532
Federal Student Loans7,192$6,595
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Kansas to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

KU

13,306

Grant or Scholarship Aid

55%

Grants or Scholarships

3,784

Number of Pell Grants

16%

Pell Grants

7,192

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

KS Colleges

2,184

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

863

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

1,288

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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