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Pittsburg State University is a public institution that was founded in 1903. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,076, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 600 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Pittsburg State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 80. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,162 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,166 (2011-12).
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Choosing Pittsburg State University opens the door to a college experience complete with respected programs, caring and professional faculty, small class sizes, and academic opportunities tailored to your needs.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Pittsburg State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Pittsburg State University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Pittsburg State University is 19:1, and the school has 45.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Pittsburg State University include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Business/Commerce, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.2 percent.
Pittsburg State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,076, with a gender distribution of 53.3 percent male students and 46.7 percent female students. At this school, 34.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66.0 percent of students live off campus. Pittsburg State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Pittsburg State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Pittsburg State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Pittsburg State University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Pittsburg State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Pittsburg State University, 63.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,361.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,162 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,166 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,288 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data