Following are the leading universities in the US state of Kansas:

Emporia State University - It was nationally known for its teacher preparation program, named one of four 'model' teacher preparation programs in the nation in a report “Educating School Teachers” written by Arthur Levine, president emeritus of Columbia University Teachers College.

Fort Hays State University - It is the leading entrepreneurial university of the Midwest, offering certificate and degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels.

Kansas State University - With winners in 2008 and 2007, K-State has produced more national CASE Professors of the Year than any other research university.

University of Kansas - The Fiske Guide to Colleges has awarded KU a four-star rating for academics, social life, and overall quality of university life.

Wichita State University - According to the National Science Foundation statistics for fiscal year 2004, it is ranked 4th among all U.S. universities in money spent on aerospace research and development.

Washburn University - Rated 36th in Tier 1 in the Category "Universities-Master's (Midwest)" by US News & World Report (2010).

Kansas Wesleyan University - The Teacher Education Program completers received a 97% pass rate on assessments (PLT) required by the State of Kansas for teacher licensure for 2005-06.

Newman University - The University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The faculty members are recognized as leaders in published scholarship, visual arts and scientific research.

University of Saint Mary - It is accredited by the NCA, CCNE, as well as the State of Kansas Department of Education. It has been named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review based on meeting standards of academic excellence and feedback from counselors, students, parents, educators, and Princeton Review staff.

Baker University - It has been recognized for its value by Money magazine and Barron's Best Buys in College Education.

Ottawa University - It was increasingly recognized as one of the most innovative institutions in higher education. It was one of the first to embrace a growing demand for programs specifically tailored to the needs and learning styles of adult students.

MidAmerica Nazarene University - It is a comprehensive liberal arts university offering undergraduate and selected professional and graduation degrees.

Pittsburg State University - The US News ranked PSU students 4th among Midwest Universities - Master's category in the least amount of debt carried after graduation, based on the 2004 class.

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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
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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