Advocacy

Advocating for higher education in Kansas follows the strategic planning the higher education system has done alongside each institution. Foresight 2020 is a 10-year strategic agenda for the state's public higher education system which sets long-range achievement goals that are measurable, reportable, and ensures the state's higher education system meets Kansans' expectations. Additionally, each of the state universities have a strategic plan which guides decision-making and investment at these institutions - click here to access more information about this strategic planning.

Contact Your Legislator

The Kansas Legislature consists of a 125-member House of Representatives and a 40-member Senate. Representatives are elected for a two-year term and Senators are elected for a four-year term. The Legislature convenes on the second Monday in January for an annual session and adjourns anywhere from early May to late June. The website of the Kansas Legislature provides information needed to track the status and content of a bill, read supplementary reports and publications, find out what is happening in the chambers or committees, contact Senators and Representatives, look at current statutes, and more.

Resources

Published each year, university profiles provide data on student enrollment, degrees awarded, graduation rate, student success rate, employment and wage information, staff/faculty levels, budget, facilities, and endowment values:

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Emporia State University
2017 Profile
Fort Hays State University
2017 Profile
Kansas State University
including KSU-VetMed & KSU-ESARP

2017 Profile
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Pittsburg State University
2017 Profile
University of Kansas and
University of Kansas Medical Center

2017 Profile
Wichita State University
2017 Profile
Research Reports

Higher Education in Kansas 
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An Analysis of the Alignment of Higher Education and the Kansas Economy (January 2013) (pdf)

     "The level of higher education affects lifelong earnings for Kansas citizens, 
     and the fastest growing and highest wage jobs in Kansas will require 
     postsecondary education."

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Public Higher Education System Economic Impact Study (March 2011) (pdf)

     "In terms of the rate of return, each one dollar in state tax support 
     resulted in $11.94 in Kansas economic activity."
    


Funding Higher Education