Flat rate tuition


The affordability you need. The flexibility you want. Our Flat-Rate Tuition program allows full-time undergraduate students (enrolled in at least 10 credit hours) and graduate students (enrolled in 9 or more credit hours) to pay single tuition rate regardless of the amount of total credits taken. Want to explore a topic outside of your major or take additional courses to help accelerate your graduation date? Thanks to our Flat-Rate you can do so without paying additional tuition. Whether you're taking 10 hours or 20 hours, you pay the same rate.

Undergraduate tuition


Undergraduate In-State1 and Gorilla Advantage1 Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2022-2023 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $3,887
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,598
Semester Total (estimated) $8,985
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $17,970

See fees, per credit hour cost, summer courses and other information

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

1 Includes the following:

  • Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin residents

Pitt State Legacy Program Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2022-2023 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $5,346.00
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,598
Semester Total (estimated) $10,444.00
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $20,888

See fees, per credit hour cost, summer courses and other information

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Includes the following:

  • Pitt State Legacy Program: parent or grandparent graduated from Pitt State not covered by in-state tuition

Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2022-2023 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $9,559
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,598
Semester Total (estimated) $14,657
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $29,314

See fees, per credit hour cost, summer courses and other information

*Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Kansas residency information

International student tuition


  • International undergraduate
  • International graduate school
  • Intensive English

International Undergraduate Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2022-2023 (fall and spring semester)
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $19,118
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance - 12-month coverage (Required) $2,462
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000
+ Living Expenses (estimated) $9,196
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance $80
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $31,856

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Sickness/Accident Insurance: All international students are REQUIRED to purchase Student Health Insurance. Immediate family members may be insured for an additional cost. Please contact iss@pittstate.edu with insurance questions.

Dependents (spouse and/or children): International Student who bring his or her spouse and/or children must show additional certified funds. At least $4,000 for spouse per year and $2,000 per child per year. Dependents must also have required health insurance.

International Graduate School Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2022-2023 (fall and spring semester)
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $19,590
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance- 12-month coverage (Required) $2,462
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000
+ Living Expenses (estimated) $9,196
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance $80
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $32,328

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Sickness/Accident Insurance: All international students are REQUIRED to purchase Student Health Insurance. Immediate family members may be insured for an additional cost. Please contact iss@pittstate.edu with insurance questions.

Dependents (spouse and/or children): International Student who bring his or her spouse and/or children must show additional certified funds. At least $4,000 for spouse per year and $2,000 per child per year. Dependents must also have required health insurance.

Intensive English Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2022-2023 (16-Week Session)
Tuition, 16 weeks (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $6,665
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance - 5-month coverage (Required) + $1,026
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) + $500
+ Living Expenses (estimated) + $4,598
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance + $55
16-Week Session Total* (estimated) $12,844

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Sickness/Accident Insurance: All international students are REQUIRED to purchase Student Health Insurance. Immediate family members may be insured for an additional cost. Please contact iss@pittstate.edu with insurance questions.

Dependents (spouse and/or children): International Student who bring his or her spouse and/or children must show additional certified funds. At least $4,000 for spouse per year and $2,000 per child per year. Dependents must also have required health insurance.

Graduate school tuition


  • In-state-tuition
  • Gorilla (reduced) tuition programs
  • Out-of-state tuition
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program tuition

Graduate In-State1 and Gorilla Advantage1 Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2022-2023 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $4,379
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,598
Semester Total (estimated) $9,477
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $18,954

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

1 Includes the following:

  • Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee residents

Graduate Gorilla EdgeTuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2022-2023 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $6,084.00
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,598
Semester Total $11,182.00
Academic Year Total* $22,364

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

2 Includes the following:

  • Gorilla Edge: residents of Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska

Graduate Out-of-State Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2022-2023 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $9,795
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,598
Semester Total $14,893
Academic Year Total* $29,786

*Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Kansas residency information

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Tuition

Tuition per credit hour $524

Online Student Tuition


Online Tuition

Online Tuition* per credit hour (academic year 2022-2023 )
Undergraduate Tuition $285
Graduate Tuition $374

If a student is enrolled in ONLY online classes they will pay the resident in-state tuition rate, no matter where they reside.

All other students, enrolled in both online and face-to-face classes will pay the regular rate of tuition based on their state residency. Students taking courses on campus in the Spring or Fall, but taking only online in the summer will pay the tuition rate based on the on campus structure.

Fees and other information
  • College of Technology fee
  • Distance Fee
  • Per credit hour cost
  • 9 or less credit hours - undergraduate students
  • 8 hours or less - graduate students
  • Summer Courses

College of Technology has an additional per credit hour fee of $22 for each credit hour (up to 10 credit hours) for courses taken in the college of technology with a cap of $220 per semester.

$36 per credit hour.  The Distance Fee applies only to courses held at an extended distance from campus.  The fee compensates for additional distance costs associated with the delivery of instruction.

Undergraduate:
In-State: $285 per credit hour
 Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $382.50 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $663 per credit hour

Graduate:
In-State: $374  per credit hour 
Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $516.00 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $826 per credit hour

Tuition per credit hour for undergraduate students enrolled in 9 hours or less:

In-State: $285  per credit hour 
Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $382.50 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $663  per credit hour

Tuition per credit hour for graduate students enrolled in 8 hours or less:

In-State: $374  per credit hour
 Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $516.00 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $826  per credit hour

Pittsburg State University offers summer courses, in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are generally offered in four-week and eight-week sessions, although intersession and short courses are also available. Coursework begins early June, and ends late July.

Limited on-campus housing is available for students that wish to take summer courses.