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In this state, there are more than 30 public institutions of higher education, all of which are overseen by the Kansas Board of Regents. There are seven public universities with campuses across the state, and many offer both on-campus and online learning opportunities. As a leader in distance education, Kansas State has been offering off-campus learning opportunities since 1974. Through K-State’s Division of Continuing Education, students can enroll in certificate and bachelor’s degree completion programs, as well as earn their minor, master’s degree, or doctorate completely online. Other public universities with online programs include Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Pittsburg State University, and Wichita State University. To learn more about Kansas community colleges online and identify Kansas community colleges with online courses, visit EduKan.

In addition to public institutions, there are more than 20 private colleges and universities in Kansas, many of which are religiously affiliated, such as Friends University, Benedictine College, and Kansas Wesleyan University. When it comes to receiving a private education, there are also several Kansas online colleges and universities to choose from. Other private, online colleges Kansas include Barclay College, AIB International, and McPherson College. In addition, students who want to go to online college in Kansas should check first with the Kansas Board of Regents as it approves private and out-of-state institutions that offer education and training programs to operate in the state. Be sure to check out this list to find online colleges in Kansas that are KBOR-approved.

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Allen County Community College
1801 N Cottonwood
Iola, Kansas 66749
(620) 365-5116 x100

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Baker University
618 Eighth Street
Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065
(800) 873-4282

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Barclay College
607 N Kingman
Haviland, Kansas 67059-0288
(620) 862-5252

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Barton County Community College
245 NE 30th Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
(620) 792-2701

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Brown Mackie College-Salina
2106 South 9th Street
Salina, Kansas 67401-7307
(785) 825-5422

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Butler Community College
901 S Haverhill Rd
El Dorado, Kansas 67042-3280
(316) 321-2222

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Central Baptist Theological Seminary
6601 Monticello Road
Shawnee, Kansas 66226-3513
(913) 667-5700

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Central Christian College
1200 S. Main, PO Box 1403
McPherson, KS 67460-5799
(620) 241-0723

Type of School:

Private, 4 year

Programs Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Cloud County Community College
2221 Campus Dr
Concordia, Kansas 66901-1002
(785) 243-1435

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Coffeyville Community College
400 W 11th St
Coffeyville, Kansas 67337-5064
(620) 251-7700

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Colby Community College
1255 S Range
Colby, Kansas 67701
(785) 462-3984

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Cowley County Community College
125 S 2nd St
Arkansas City, Kansas 67005
(620) 442-0430

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Dodge City Community College
2501 N 14th Ave
Dodge City, Kansas 67801-2399
(620) 225-1321

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Donnelly College
608 N 18th St
Kansas City, Kansas 66102
(913) 621-6070

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Emporia State University
1200 Commercial
Emporia, Kansas 66801-5087
(620) 341-1200

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Flint Hills Technical College
3301 W 18th St
Emporia, Kansas 66801
(620) 343-4600 x1301

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Council on Occupational Education & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Fort Hays State University
600 Park St
Hays, Kansas 67601-4099
(785) 628-4000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Fort Scott Community College
2108 S Horton
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
(620) 223-2700

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Friends University
2100 W. University Ave.
Wichita, Kansas, 67213
316-295-5000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Colleges, North Central Association of Schools and Colleges; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE); National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
Garden City Community College
801 Campus Dr
Garden City, Kansas 67846-6333
(620) 276-7611

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Highland Community College
606 W Main
Highland, Kansas 66035-4165
(785) 442-6000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Hutchinson Community College
1300 N Plum St
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
(620) 665-3500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Independence Community College
1057 West College Avenue
Independence, Kansas 67301-0708
(620) 331-4100

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
ITT Technical Institute-Wichita
2024 N Woodlawn
Wichita, Kansas 67208
(316) 681-8400

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, Kansas 66210-1299
(913) 469-8500

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Ave
Kansas City, Kansas 66112
(913) 334-1100

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Kansas State University
Anderson Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
(785) 532-6250

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Labette Community College
200 S 14th
Parsons, Kansas 67357-4201
(620) 421-6700

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Manhattan Christian College
1415 Anderson Ave
Manhattan, Kansas 66502-4801
(785) 539-3571

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 E College Way
Olathe, Kansas 66062-1899
(913) 782-3750

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Neosho County Community College
800 W 14th St
Chanute, Kansas 66720
(620) 431-2820

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Newman University
3100 McCormick Ave
Wichita, Kansas 67213-2097
(316) 942-4291

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Kansas Technical College
Hwy 24
Beloit, Kansas 67420
(785) 738-2276

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Northwest Kansas Technical College
1209 Harrison St
Goodland, Kansas 67735
(785) 890-3641

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Council on Occupational Education & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Ottawa University
1001 South Cedar
Ottawa, Kansas 66067-3399
(785) 242-5200

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Ottawa University
1001 South Cedar
Ottawa, Kansas 66067
(785) 242-5200

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Ottawa University-Kansas City
4370 W. 109th Street Suite 200
Overland Park, Kansas 66211
(913) 451-1431

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Pittsburg State University
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
(620) 231-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Pratt Community College
348 NE SR 61
Pratt, Kansas 67124
(620) 672-5641

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
1801 N. Kansas Ave.
Liberal, Kansas 67901
(620) 624-1951

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Southwestern College
100 College St
Winfield, Kansas 67156-6224
(620) 229-6000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Southwestern College Professional Studies
2040 S. Rock Road
Wichita, KS 67207
316.684.5335

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sterling College
125 W. Cooper
Sterling, Kansas 67579
(620) 278-2173

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Kansas
Lawrence
Kansas 66045
(785) 864-2700

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree
  • First-professional certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Phoenix-Wichita Campus
3020 N. Cypress Drive
Suite 150, Wichita, Kansas 67226-4011
(316) 630-8121

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
University of Saint Mary
4100 S 4th St Trafficway
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048-5082
(913) 682-5151

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Washburn University
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66621-0001
(785) 670-1010

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Wichita Area Technical College
301 South Grove
Wichita, Kansas 67211-2099
(316) 677-9400

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Council on Occupational Education & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0124
(316) 978-3456

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission