For the AY 2019-2020 program review cycle, which is reported on in 2021, Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center and Wichita State University reviewed a total of 139 degree programs. What follows is a summary of the programs reviewed in AY 2020 by each of these institutions as part of its regular eight-year cycle for program review. In addition, an overview of each institution’s review process is included.

Emporia State University (pdf) 

Fort Hays State University (pdf) 

Kansas State University (pdf) 

Pittsburg State University (pdf) 

University of Kansas (pdf) 

University of Kansas Medical Center (pdf) 

Wichita State University (pdf)

 

 

 
 

State universities in Kansas follow Qualified Admissions (QA) criteria when admitting undergraduate students. These criteria are set by the Kansas Board of Regents, the governing body for the six state universities. The purpose of QA is to enhance success at the university level by ensuring students are prepared for the rigors of a university education. The institutions that use QA for admission are: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas, and Wichita State University.

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Qualified Admissions for High School Graduates Academic Year 2015-2016 and After

Note: The University of Kansas has separate Qualified Admissions requirements for high school graduates beginning Academic Year 2015-2016 and After - click here for more information. 

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Approved Qualified Admissions Curricula at High Schools

The Kansas Board of Regents works with the Kansas State Department of Education to use the Kansas Course Code system to identify courses that meet the Qualified Admissions precollege curriculum requirements.

A list of approved courses may be found here.

 


Qualified Admissions Rules and Regulations

The Kansas Board of Regents has statutory authority to enact rules and regulations for admission to state universities. The Qualified Admissions Rules and Regulations were enacted to implement K.S.A. 76-717, the statute that details undergraduate admissions standards for state universities.

The Qualified Admissions Rules and Regulations may be found here.


Kansas Scholars Program

The Kansas State Scholarship is designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-40% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as state scholars during the senior year of high school.  Completion of the Kansas Scholars Curriculum is one component of the scholarship requirements.

 

 

Available on this page are reports produced by the Kansas Board of Regents Academic Affairs Unit:

2014-2015 Student Learning Assessment Report

At its September 2015 meeting, the Board of Regents received a report on Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes based on data provided by each institution. The institutional reports are available below, in PDF format. Click on each to view the report:

University Report (pdf)
Community College Report (pdf)
Technical College Report (pdf)

2013-2014 Student Learning Assessment Report

At its September 2014 meeting, the Board of Regents received a report on Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes based on data provided by each institution. The institutional reports are available below, in PDF format. Click on each to view the report:

Introduction to the 2013-2014 Report on Student Learning Assessment (pdf)
University Report (pdf)
Community College Report (pdf)
Technical College Report (pdf)

Subcategories

Academic Calendars

The Kansas Board of Regents approves the Academic Calendars for the six state universities.  View the policy here.


Academic Calendars for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016

Click here to review these academic calendars. (pdf)
 

Academic Calendars for 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019

Approved March 12, 2014
Disclaimer: The following dates are subject to change as needed.

Spring Break Dates
Spring 2017:  March 20 – 26, 2017
Spring 2018:  March 19 – 25, 2018
Spring 2019:  March 11 – 17, 2019

Academic Calendar Year 
2016 - 2017
Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2016

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
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Aug 22 
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Spring 2017

KU

KSU

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ESU

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Notes:

(a) Wichita State University and Fort Hays State University utilize Saturdays as final exam days and, thus, have a slightly longer exam period.

(b) University of Kansas Fall break October 08 - 11, 2016; Kansas State University Fall break November 21 - 25, 2016; Wichita State University Fall break October 15 - 18, 2016; Emporia State University Fall break October 20 - 21, 2016; Fort Hays State University Fall break November 21 - 27, 2016; and Pittsburg State University Fall break October 06 - 07, 2016.

(c) Thanksgiving break is November 23 - 27, 2016; Martin Luther King Day is January 16, 2017; and Spring break is March 20 - 26, 2017.
 

Academic Calendar Year 
2017 - 2018
Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2017

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes Begin

Aug 21 
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Dec 11 
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Spring 2018

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

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FHSU

Classes Begin

Jan 16 
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Jan 16 
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Jan 17 
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Jan 16 Tuesday

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May 03 
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Exams Begin

May 07 
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Exams 
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May 11 
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Notes:

(a) Wichita State University and Fort Hays State University utilize Saturdays as final exam days and, thus, have a slightly longer exam period.

(b) University of Kansas Fall break October 14 - 17, 2017; Kansas State University Fall break November 20 - 24, 2017; Wichita State University Fall break October 14 - 17, 2017; Emporia State University Fall break October 19 - 20, 2017; Fort Hays State University Fall break November 20 - 26, 2017; and Pittsburg State University Fall break October 05 - 06, 2017.

(c) Thanksgiving break is November 22 - 26, 2017; Martin Luther King Day is January 15, 2018; and Spring break is March 19 - 25, 2018.
 

Academic Calendar Year 
2018 - 2019
Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2018

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
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Dec 08 
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Spring 2019

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Jan 22 
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Jan 22 
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Jan 22 
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Jan 15 
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Jan 14 
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Classes 
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May 17 
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May 10 
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May 10 
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May 17 
Friday


Notes:

(a) Wichita State University and Fort Hays State University utilize Saturdays as final exam days and, thus, have a slightly longer exam period.

(b) University of Kansas Fall break October 13 - 16, 2018; Kansas State University Fall break November 19 - 23, 2018; Wichita State University Fall break October 13 - 16, 2018; Emporia State University Fall break October 18 - 19, 2018; Fort Hays State University Fall break November 19 - 25, 2018; and Pittsburg State University Fall break October 04 - 05, 2018.

(c) Thanksgiving break is November 21 - 25, 2018; Martin Luther King Day is January 21, 2019; and Spring break is March 11 - 17, 2019. 

Transfer & Articulation

Course Transfer imageThe Kansas Board of Regents has now approved 46 courses for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions.  A student who completes these courses at any Kansas public community college, technical college, or university can be certain that he or she can transfer that course to any other public institution in Kansas in pursuit of a degree or credential.

Course Equivalency Guides
(Please note: Kansas Regent Shared Numbers changed in Summer 2013.)

Click on any of the course names below to review the Course ID number, title, and number of credits assigned to that course at each public postsecondary institution in the system:

COURSES APPROVED 6/2012
EFFECTIVE FALL 2012

COURSES APPROVED 6/2013
EFFECTIVE FALL 2013

COURSES APPROVED 2/2014
EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2014
American Government Acting I Acting II
Chemistry I & Lab for Majors Anatomy & Physiology Art History I-Prehistoric to Medieval
College Algebra Art Appreciation Art History II-Renaissance to Contemporary
English Composition I Calculus I Chemistry II & Lab for Majors
English Composition II   Childhood Growth & Development
General Biology & Lab for Non-majors History of World Civ. to 1500 Elementary Statistics
Introduction to Literature Human Lifespan/Devel. Psychology French I
Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Computers & Applications Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Logic and Critical Thinking
Microeconomics Introduction to Philosophy Music Theory
Macroeconomics Introduction to Political Science Social Problems
Physical Science I & Lab Music Appreciation Spanish II
Physics I & Lab Physics II & Lab Stagecraft
Public Speaking Spanish I Theatre Practicum
US History to 1877 Theatre Appreciation  
US History since 1877    
World Regional Geography     

Click the link below to download the Complete System-wide Course Matrix PDF:


Reverse Transfer imageBeginning in the Fall of 2014, students who transfer to a Kansas public university from a Kansas public community college or technical college (or vice versa) are eligible for Reverse Transfer, which allows for the attainment of any associate degree for which one is eligible along the way to additional certificates and degrees.

Within a student's first semester, those who transfer coursework from a public university, community college or technical college will be notified if they are eligible to be considered for reverse transfer degree status, and which courses are needed to finish the related degree.  Students who then complete the coursework for a given associate degree will be eligible to receive that degree, administered automatically by correspondence between the new institution and the university, community college or technical college the student last attended.

Contact the Registrar's Office of the institution which you are attending for more information.

Transfer and Articulation Policy

  • Click here to review current Kansas Board of Regents' Transfer and Articulation policies.

Adult Education

Welcome to the Adult Education office of the Kansas Board of Regents. Adult education programs serve Kansas adults age 16 and over who are in need of basic skills for the workforce, community participation and family life.

We provide high quality instruction and targeted student support services that are aligned with learner goals and available at times and places accessible to adults with jobs and families. Kansas adult education programs also prepare adults for achieving industry recognized credentials and college certificates and degrees.

Fiscal Year 2020 Fact Sheet

 

 

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