Pittsburg, KS

School Details

Pittsburg State University was founded in 1903 as a branch of the State Normal School of Emporia. Originally, Pittsburg State University was named the Auxiliary Manual Training Normal School. In 1913, when the school became a four-year institution, the name was changed to Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg, and then again in 1959 the name was changed to Kansas State College of Pittsburg. In 1977, the name was changed to Pittsburg State University. The school's mission is to promote programs and services that create opportunities for students and other individuals to develop intellectually, ethically, aesthetically, emotionally, socially and physically. Today, Pittsburg State University, a comprehensive regional university, provides undergradu­ate and graduate programs.

Students have a variety of options academically at Pittsburg State University, certificates and degrees at all levels, from the following colleges:

  • Kelce College of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Technology
  • College of Education
  • Graduate and Continuing Studies
  • Honors College

Pittsburg State University also offers programs that can be completed through its distance learning program.

Accreditation & Licensing

Pittsburg State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Graduate Certificate in History Master of Arts in History


Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development Certificate in Hospitality Management Graduate Certificate in Communication Master of Business Administration / Accounting Master of Business Administration / General Administration Master of Business Administration / Human Resources Master of Business Administration / International Business Master of Science in Human Resource Development

Computer Science & IT

Master of Science in Technology


Education Specialist in Leadership / General School Administration Education Specialist in Leadership / Special Education Graduate Certificate in District Leadership Graduate Certificate in Reading / Language Arts Graduate Certificate in School Library Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Graduate Certificate in Technology Integration Master of Arts in Teaching / Secondary Master of Arts in Teaching / Special Education Master of Science in Educational Leadership Master of Science in Educational Technology Master of Science in Reading Master of Science in Special Education Master of Science in Teaching / Elementary Education Master of Science in Teaching / English for Speakers of Other Languages Master of Science in Teaching / Secondary Education


Master of Engineering Technology


Master of Science in Health, Human Performance & Recreation


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Doctor of Nursing Practice Master of Science in Nursing / Education