Kansas State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Academic Advising
Adult and Continuing Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The academic unit owns the distance courses. On-campus faculty teach the online courses. Faculty are easily accessible through the learning management system, phone and email. Courses are interactive and engaging for distance students. Distance students are part of the Kansas State University family and receive the same opportunities for assistance as do on-campus students.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 3
Concentrations offered
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Educational/Instructional Media Design Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 40


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 38 full-time; 21 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 71% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 36
Average experience teaching online courses 3 years
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 32 full-time; 45 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 18
Maximum class size 70

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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