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Pittsburg State University

The university offers more than 200 academic programs and emphasis areas across four colleges, including undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, EdS degrees, and a doctoral degree in Nursing. Our students enjoy an average class size of just 18 students and benefit from world-class faculty and a vibrant campus life. More than 65,000 alumni proudly declare, "Once a Gorilla, Always a Gorilla."

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Pittsburg State University was founded in 1903, in vibrant and progressive southeast Kansas. Home to nearly 6,500 students, PSU provides all the benefits of a major college but with small class sizes and personalized experiences. 


Pittsburg State’s academic programs are contained within four distinct colleges, each of which offer a variety of hands-on, interactive education opportunities.

  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The College of Education
  • The Kelce College of Business
  • The College of Technology


PSU Research and Grants Administration seeks to enhance discovery and research at Pittsburg State University by assisting faculty, staff and students in developing research activities, searching for external funding opportunities and assisting with the development and submission of funding proposals. PSU Research and Grants Administration also provides research integrity administration including the protection of human research subjects approval process and the investigation of research integrity violations.


The mission statement of the Office of Career Services is to proactively educate students and alumni to make informed career decisions and provide them with assessment, counseling, career courses, resources, along with consultation and employment-related service necessary to optimize their lifespan career development; to network with employers to generate leads; and to support institutionalized outcomes through employment data collection.

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Student services

Student Government Association - We serve the student body of Pittsburg State University on a campus-wide level by voicing the concerns and issues that impact students to administrators and faculty and represent our students on a state-wide level as well through efforts such as lobbying in Topeka at the Capitol as well as at the monthly Kansas Board of Regents meetings.

Housing services

Pittsburg State offers traditional, apartment and suite-style living options. Rooms are furnished with beds, desks and chairs, chests, and wardrobes. Amenities include parking pass, all utility costs, laundry facilities, kitchen access, high-speed wireless internet, and secured access. Cleaning services for bathrooms and common areas are also provided for most units.

Residence Halls:

  • Bowen Hall
  • Block22
  • Crimson Commons
  • Dellinger Hall
  • Nation Hall
  • Tanner Complex
  • Trout Hall
  • Willard Hall

Library services

  • KTC Library
  • Leonard H. Axe Library

ICT services

  • Free Wi-Fi internet access 
  • Mobile App
  • List of Computer Labs               
  • Gorilla Geek Chat
  • Residence Halls Technology
  • Print

Medical services

Freeman Health System: World-Class Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services including cancer care, heart and vascular care, orthopaedics, neurosurgery and behavioral healthcare. 

Student Life

Campus life

The main campus of Pittsburg State University is in many ways a community in and of itself. Along with our gorgeous, historic academic buildings, our campus also boasts some of the nation’s premier facilities for athletics, recreation, fitness, and the arts. The recently-expanded Overman Student Center also provides a variety of dining and shopping options for students and the community.

Sports facilities

  • Carnie Smith Stadium
  • John Lance Arena/Whetzel Court
  • Ortolani Field
  • Robert W. Plaster Center
  • Garfield Weede Building
  • Prentice Gudgen 
  • Gene Bicknell Sports Complex

Student clubs

  • African Student Association
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha


Pittsburg State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Student Reviews

Honored to be a pittstate gorilla !!
Collin Joy rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pittsburg is a beautiful little town in south east of Kansas, USA. Coming from a heavily populated town, things were kinda funny for me. This countryside university just stole my heart. Serene in nature but still multicultural. Excellent staff, small classes ( nothing ever more than 40). That means you are in trouble.. Just joking, you get to know your teacher better than...

Pittsburg, Kansas, United States

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