Kansas State University (K-State) is a leading institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. It is classified as a research university with very high research (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Kansas State University is the recipient of the 2009 Creative Use of Technology Award from Association for Continuing Higher for K-State's Distance Learning Video Gallery.


- Kansas State University is listed among Tier 1 National Universities (ranked 132nd) by US News 2011.

- G.I. Jobs magazine has designated K-State one of the most military-friendly schools in the nation for 2010.

- In the 11th annual America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools study by DesignIntelligence (2010 nation-wide survey), academic programs in the K-State College of Architecture, Planning and Design were ranked highly as follows:
  - bachelor of interior architecture/design programs – 3rd;
  - master of interior architecture/design program – 7th;
  - bachelor of landscape architecture program – 3rd;
  - master of landscape architecture program – 4th;
  - bachelor of architecture program – 6th;
  - master of architecture program – 16th.

- Korea's top publication for designers has named K-State's interior design program among the top 15 design schools in the world. It is the only public university in the U.S. on the list (Design Journal's special August 2009 report).

- 86th in the US News Ranking of Best Graduate Physics Programs (2009). And it is placed 51st among Top Graduate Schools in Education.

- Named No. 1 Kansas college by Washington Monthly national university college rankings (2009).

- Named one of America's best public colleges by U.S. News & World Report (2009).

- K-State is the only Big 12 school to make the cut in Kaplan Publishing’s You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges and Unlimited Paths to Your Future (2008).

- Named one of America's 369 most interesting schools by Newsweek/Kaplan's How to Get into College (2007).

- Kansas State University is rated 85th best values among public colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (2006).

- Rated 15th "most connected" computing campuses by The Princeton Review (2005).

- Named one of the best public colleges by Institutional Research and Evaluation annual survey (2003).

- Kansas State University is one of Top 100 “most-wired” campuses by Yahoo Internet Life (2001).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
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