Kansas State University is a Land Grant University, designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive Institution, and has been ranked among the top state and private institutions of higher education in numbers of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars since 1986. Current enrollment is over 22,000 students. Kansas State University has been selected as the home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF); this $1.5 billion research facility will provide research infrastructure to protect the country’s food supply and agriculture economy.
Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, a progressive university community with a metropolitan population of over 125,000, which is located in the scenic Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas (see www.manhattan.org). The community offers a friendly and safe environment. It also features excellent housing, outstanding schools, excellent parks and recreation facilities, a wide variety of shopping and dining establishments, and short commute times.