The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • K-State has more expensive tuition & fees ($26,342) than ISU ($24,504).
  • It is harder to admit to ISU than K-State.
  • ISU has more students with 34,992 students while K-State has 22,221 students.
  • ISU has more full-time faculties with 1,561 faculties while K-State has 1,033 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Iowa State University and Kansas State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
ISUK-State
ISUvs.K-State
Ames, IowaLocationManhattan, Kansas
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$9,316
Out-Of-State$24,504
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,466
Out-Of-State$26,342
71% ($7,538)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)62% ($6,427)
$7,538Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,427
89.34 %Acceptance Rates94.12 %
34.54 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)41.79 %
1,220SAT Score-
25ACT Score-
74 %Graduation Rate65 %
17 %Transfer-out Rate-
87 %Retention Rate85 %
34,992Student Population22,221
1,561Number of Faculties1,033
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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