Best way to level the economic playing field is affordable education



December 27, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Enrollment at Kansas’s six universities is down by almost 1%. Of the six — Pittsburg State, Emporia, Kansas State, University of Kansas, Fort Hays and Wichita State — K-State has been hit hardest, suffering a 3% drop. 

Enrollment at K-State is about 22,000. Five years ago, it was bumping 25,000. 

According to a study by the Manhattan Mercury, home to KSU, the drop is primarily from students living in rural areas. Allen County  students attending KSU is down 33.9%, from 62 to 41 students, in five years’ time.

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