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Why Pittsburg State?

With dozens of choices of colleges and universities in southeastern Kansas, and thousands across the U.S., it's fair to ask the question: Why choose Pitt State?

A springboard to a good career

First and foremost, Pitt State does an exceptional job of preparing students for satisfying careers. Our placement rate for graduates is extremely high, approaching 100 percent in many programs, and their starting salaries trend above national averages. The university also has a strong record of preparing students for success in medical school and other graduate and professional-school programs.

More than 150 academic programs

The paths that Pitt State students take to their careers vary widely. We offer more than 150 academic programs in four colleges, so there's something for just about every interest. And if you don't know what you'd like to major in, our innovative Exploratory Studies Program will introduce you to a range of options and help you find a rewarding course of study.

Quality you can afford

Pitt State promises not just a great education, but a great value as well. Our tuition is among the lowest in the region, and we offer a generous program of need-based and merit financial aid, so family income is not an obstacle to a high-quality education. Indeed, four out of five Pitt State students receive some form of financial aid.

Opportunities inside and outside the classroom

We offer abundant opportunities for internships, cooperative education, independent projects, and other kinds of hands-on learning. Pitt State students can study abroad in more than 20 countries on five continents. You can hone your leadership skills in more than 150 student-run clubs and organizations.

GUS the Gorilla – Pitt State Mascot

And then of course there's the Gorilla. The revered and unique nickname of our sports teams and a beloved mascot (named Gus), he's a fixture at sporting events, an icon on t-shirts and other college gear, and a symbol of the enthusiastic spirit that's part of the air we breathe here at Pitt State.

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