CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Kansas 2017-2018 at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-ks/
To identify the Best Colleges in Kansas for 2017-2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
To help prospective Kansas students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the 10 overall best-ranked colleges in Kansas (presented here in alphabetical order):
Baker University - Baldwin City, KS
Benedictine College - Atchison, KS
Bethel College - North Newton, KS
Emporia State University - Emporia, KS
Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
MidAmerica Nazarene University - Olathe, KS
Ottawa University - Ottawa, KS
Pittsburg State University - Pittsburg, KS
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS
University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS
Since its founding in the darkest days before the Civil War, Kansas has always been known for its strong character, idiosyncrasy, and love of independence. Violence between pro-slavery and abolitionists defined Kansas early, and the wave of European immigrants who came after the Civil War started a long history of progressivism and innovation in agriculture, business, and politics. Though globalism and technology shook Kansas somewhat as the millennium approached, like many other heavily agricultural states, there are clear signs that Kansas has found its footing as the 21st century unfolds. A strong public higher education system is helping Kansas' older workers educate and train for the new world of work, while industries like aerospace, aviation, and energy are revitalizing the economy. Top STEM schools like Kansas State University, alongside classical liberal arts colleges like Bethel College and Benedictine College, have Kansas looking more confidently at the future.
"The Sunflower State," according to Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris, 'has had a history of struggle and triumph, born out of the Civil War and grown in boom times and depressions, and the best colleges in Kansas carry the torch for Kansas' uniquely steadfast, resilient character." For Americans who only know Kansas from The Wizard of Oz, it may come as a surprise that "the Kansas of the 21st century faces challenges that Kansans are ready to take on headfirst - a transforming economy, political struggles, and the new world of work." Kansas colleges and universities are leading that transformation, "meeting people where they are, with extension campuses, outreach programs, and a rapidly modernizing online education system," and "regional public universities like Pittsburg State and Emporia State are making new opportunities for Kansas working adults and young people."
College Consensus makes college comparison quick and easy. The site's unique consensus ranking system provides the most accurate guide to college reputation and quality anywhere. In addition to rankings, College Consensus also offers expert advice and guidance on all aspects of college life, from finding the perfect college, to getting accepted, paying for it, and beyond.