Enrollment at Kansass 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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