While both Kansas universities made it to the top three, a study of the top 50 public universities gave Kansas State University the edge over the University of Kansas.
Learn.org ranked KU and K-State in the Top 3 Public Universities based on graduation rates, tuition prices, and student retention among others.
K-State ranks second, behind Indiana University – Bloomington with KU coming in third to round out the top 3.
K-State offers more than 250 undergraduate programs, plus over 150 graduate degrees, according to the study.
It also says over 95% of graduates with a bachelor’s degree either were employed or continued their education six months after graduation.
“KU is one of the preeminent research universities in the countries in the country, and it boasts a truly global outlook.”
The study shows more than 100 international study and research programs, that help more than 28% of KU students study abroad.
The University also enrolls students from all 50 states and over 113 countries.