Company Overview

Welcome to the next-generation land-grant university with a focus on the future.
When you join the K-State family, you are part of a connected community of difference-makers, dream-chasers and problem-solvers. K-Staters pursue the good. Expand expectations. And demand the most from ourselves and our lives. We are the open-minded. The adaptive. The communicators, explorers and intellectual adventurers who never shy away from change, knowing that in the right hands, change can lead to something better.

At Kansas State University, there’s no limit to what you can expect.

Kansas State University Mission

The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve.


We live by the purple rule: Family comes first. For K-Staters, that means a firmly held dedication to fostering an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere in which everyone feels supported and empowered to take intellectual risks. We've had plenty of practice — as the nation's first operational land-grant university, we've been putting service and compassion into action since 1863.

Putting Students First
At Kansas State University, we take student success personally — and that is evident in our commitment to foster an outstanding, well-rounded student experience from the start.

Diversity & Inclusion

Kansas State University has long maintained a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Since 1863, as the nation’s first operational land-grant university, K-State has heralded “full educational privileges” with open enrollment to all students regardless of gender, race or creed. From the very beginning, our commitment to access, opportunity and success has remained unchanged. Our collective mission is best accomplished when every member of the university community acknowledges and practices the following principles.


Find a future in purple
Kansas State University employees take pride in making a difference in nearly 21,000 lives at the nation's first operational land-grant university. In fact, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recently designated K-State as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. As the Princeton Review's No. 3 university in the nation for quality of life, K-State also takes pride in its employees. K-State was also ranked No. 3 in Forbes - America's Best Employers by State. Beyond offering an unmatched sense of community and inclusiveness, K-State provides employees with a variety of benefits, including health care, retirement options, discounted event tickets and much more.

Of course, our employees also are members of the Manhattan community,'s #16 place to live in the nation, featuring eclectic restaurants, a treasure trove of shopping and, of course, plenty of purple.

Company Summary
Kansas State University
Number of Employees
(785) 532-1730
1810 Kerr Drive
Manhattan, KS