14 Facts About Kansas State


Kansas State University is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States.

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Kansas State was succeeded by Richard Linton, a former dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Science at North Carolina State University.

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Kansas State legislature established the state's land-grant college in Manhattan on January 13,1863.

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Kansas State was the first public institution of higher learning founded in the state and began teaching college-level classes in 1863.

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Kansas State was founded with an agricultural and scientific college consistent with the land-grant college mandate, as well as departments for military science and literature.

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K-Kansas State paid a deductible of $5 million for their insurance to repair all damages.

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Kansas State University has 65 academic departments in nine colleges: Agriculture; Architecture, Planning and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Engineering; Health and Human Sciences; Technology and Aviation; and Veterinary Medicine.

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The Kansas State University Gardens is an on-campus horticulture display garden that serves as an educational resource and learning laboratory for K-State students and the public.

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Kansas State was involved in early experimentation with television and radio broadcasts.

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K-Kansas State has twelve residence halls on campus: Boyd Hall, Ford Hall, Goodnow Hall, Haymaker Hall, Marlatt Hall, Moore Hall, West Hall, Putnam Hall, Van Zile Hall, and the new Wefald hall, completed in 2016.

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Kansas State University offers Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC programs.

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In 2012-2013, Kansas State became only the second Big 12 school to win conference titles in football, men's basketball, and baseball in the same school year.

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Historically, African-American athletes at Kansas State were responsible for breaking the modern "color barrier" in Big Seven Conference athletics.

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Kansas State alums have been enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and have earned Emmy Awards and Olympic gold medals.

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