Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


State Authorization Information

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s new regulation (34 C.F.R. § 600.9) regarding legal authorization to provide postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education in a state in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, Kansas State University abides by the relevant authorization within each state. 

Students seeking to enroll in a Kansas State University distance education program residing outside the state of Kansas, but within the United States, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories (excludes International locations), should check the University’s authorization status below or contact the K-State Global Campus at global@k-state.edu or (785) 532-5575 or toll free at 1-800-622-2578. 

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements:

On February 9, 2015, Kansas State University became an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. Kansas State University programs are automatically available to students who reside in 49 participating states. The only states that are not part of the NC-SARA agreement are listed below, which also shows K-State’s status to operate in those states.

The NC-SARA agreement does not apply to students enrolled at one of K-State’s physical campuses (Manhattan, Salina, Olathe, or other approved locations).


As an out-of-state public institution, Kansas State University is exempt from the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009, Section 94858, of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, which only requires private postsecondary educational institutions to obtain state approval prior to operating. [November 10, 2011] In addition, California does not regulate programs that are 100% online, unless they are physically located in the state.



The material in this catalog is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute a contract. For example, courses, curricula, degree requirements, fees, and policies are subject to constant review and change without notice.

Equity in athletics

In accordance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, an annual report pertaining to K-State’s athletic programs is available to prospective students, students, and the public in the following locations: Intercollegiate Athletics and online at www.kstatesports.com.

Any questions regarding the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act should be directed to Intercollegiate Athletics, Kansas State University, 1800 College Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Kansas State University is committed to maintaining academic, housing, and work environments that are free of discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment. Discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status is prohibited. Retaliation against a person for reporting or objecting to discrimination or harassment or for participating in an investigation or other proceeding is a violation of PPM Chapter 3010, whether or not discrimination or harassment occurred. PPM 3010 is not intended for, and will not be used to, infringe on academic freedom or to censor or punish students, faculty, employees, or staff who exercise their legitimate First Amendment rights.

In PPM 3010, discrimination is treating an individual adversely in employment, housing, or academic decisions based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for the treatment, or maintaining seemingly neutral policies, practices, or requirements that have a disparate impact on employment, on-campus housing, or academic opportunities of members of the above-listed protected categories without a valid business or academic reason.

The person designated with responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning the nondiscrimination policy is the university’s Title IX Coordinator and the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity, Justin Frederick, equity@k-state.edu, 220 Kedzie Hall, 828 Mid-Campus Drive South, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506. Telephone: 785-532-6220 | TTY or TRS: 711. The campus ADA Coordinator is the Director of Employee Relations and Engagement, who may be reached at charlott@k-state.edu or 111 Dykstra Hall, 1628 Claflin Road, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, 785-532-6277 and TTY or TRS 711.