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Working at Kansas State University

Kansas State University is a great place to work.

The university is consistently recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges. It's only going to get better. Under the
K-State 2025 plan, the university will be a Top 50 public research university by 2025, producing groundbreaking research that benefits our world. This goal is only attainable with the help of stellar employees. 

Our students say one of K-State's greatest aspects is the feeling that everyone is family. Our employees enjoy this sense of community, as well. No matter where you're from, K-State and the Manhattan community quickly feel like home. 


Employees at the university receive outstanding benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, sick and vacation leave, and tuition assistance.

From the arts to athletics, the university makes Manhattan a classic college town that offers many amenities, including:

  • Big 12 sporting events, including football, basketball, baseball and more
  • A large recreation complex and natatorium as well as numerous parks and trails throughout the area
  • Cultural events and performances — including Broadway musicals, musicians and speakers — at the university's McCain Auditorium
  • Landon Lecture speeches by national leaders, such as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and former U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus
  • A vibrant and revitalized downtown that offers shops, restaurants and the new Flint Hills Discovery Center

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