University Construction Projects

Contractors interested in bidding on construction projects at state universities should visit the Kansas Department of Administration's Office of Procurement and Contracts website to register as a bidder or to submit bids.

A list of current construction projects at each of the state universities is available below. This list is updated monthly.

 ESU wordmark 132 Emporia State University Current Construction Projects (PDF)  (Updated Nov. 16)                   
 FHSU Logo2colorhighrez2 Fort Hays State University Current Construction Projects (PDF) (Updated Nov. 16)
 KSU logo Kansas State University Current Construction Projects (PDF) (Updated Nov. 16)
 Pittsburg State University Logo Pittsburg State University Current Construction Projects (PDF) (Updated Nov. 16)
 KUsighorz2C University of Kansas Current Construction Projects (PDF) (Updated Nov. 16)
University of Kansas Medical Center Construction Projects (PDF) (Updated Nov. 16)
 wsu horizontal color Wichita State University Current Construction Projects (PDF) (Updated Nov. 16)

College Credit for Military Service

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Kansas colleges are proud to offer service members and veterans college credit for education, training, and skills acquired while in the military.

Next steps:

  1. Find your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) and skill level on this list.
  2. Select a college.
  3. Contact the college via its website, by email or phone.
  4. Check back frequently as we continue to post additional programs.

Click here to see how your military service can accelerate your progress to a degree certificate or credential.

Thank you for your service!

AP & CLEP Exams and Scores

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are offered to high school students through College Board, a non-profit organization that expands access to higher education.  Normally, high school students prepare for the 38 AP exams by taking AP classes offered at their high school.  With a sufficient score on an AP exam, students are able to earn college credit at any of the six state universities in Kansas.

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a credit-by-examination program that allows individuals to demonstrate mastery of college-level material.  CLEP exams are administered at more than 25 test centers in Kansas.  With a sufficient score on any of the 33 CLEP exams, individuals are able to earn college credit at any of the six state universities in Kansas.

While AP and CLEP exams are administered by the College Board, only universities and colleges may grant college credit. As the governing body for the six state universities, the Kansas Board of Regents approved policy outlining the awarding of credit for AP and CLEP exams. 

AP Exam Scores

With the exception of five exams, each state university shall award credit for all AP exam scores at 3 or above for the equivalent course(s) at their institution.  The following exams require scores above 3 for credit to be awarded.

 AP Exam

Score
Art History 4
Physics 1 4
Physics 2 4
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4
Physics C: Mechanics  4

CLEP Exam Scores

Beginning July 1, 2017, each state university shall award credit for all CLEP exam scores at or above the American Council of Education’s (ACE) credit-granting recommended score of 50 for the equivalent course or courses at their institution.   

Resources

Kansas EPSCoR/IDeA

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program has become the centerpiece of the federal government’s efforts to ensure that all states and regions benefit from its science and engineering (S&E) research and education activities.  States that historically have received a disproportionately low per capita average of federal research dollars are eligible to apply for EPSCoR funds so that taxpayers in these states no longer subsidize the research efforts of states that historically receive a large share of federal research dollars.  The program also aims to improve the ability of EPSCoR-designated states to compete for federal and private sector research and development funding. The experience gained from competing successfully in a merit review process enables many scientists to compete more effectively later in the regular research programs of federal agencies. The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program has become the centerpiece of the federal government’s efforts to ensure that all states and regions benefit from its science and engineering (S&E) research and education activities.  States that historically have received a disproportionately low per capita average of federal research dollars are eligible to apply for EPSCoR funds so that taxpayers in these states no longer subsidize the research efforts of states that historically receive a large share of federal research dollars.  The program also aims to improve the ability of EPSCoR-designated states to compete for federal and private sector research and development funding. The experience gained from competing successfully in a merit review process enables many scientists to compete more effectively later in the regular research programs of federal agencies.

Kansas is eligible to participate in active EPSCoR and EPSCoR-like grant competitions held by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Aeronautics and Science Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health’ (NIH) Institutional Development Awards (IDeA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).  While Kansas is also eligible to participate in EPSCoR competitions held by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense, these programs are inactive due to budget constraints.

The State of Kansas annually provides about $1 million in matching funds for the EPSCoR/IDeA programs, and other research that supports the state’s science and technology plan, Kansas B.E.S.T. for Innovation. The Kansas Legislature has assigned responsibility for the oversight of the State’s matching funds to the Kansas Board of Regents. The Board of Regents awards funds to advance the state’s science and technology infrastructure and human capital to ensure the state’s competitiveness within the country and abroad.

Funded Programs

 

Review Committee

The EPSCoR Program Review Committee, established in 2011, is responsible for reviewing proposals in light of Kansas research and development priorities, and for making recommendations to the Kansas Board of Regents regarding the suitability of projects for state matching funds.  The Committee typically meets in-person, once in the Fall and once in the Spring.  It reports through the Board’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Appointment         Term Expires
Sam Campbell

Chairman, CritiTech, Inc.

6/30/21
Donna Johnson

President & CEO, Pinnacle Technology, Inc.

6/30/21
Scott Bishop

Advanced Research & Development Manager, Spirit AeroSystems

6/30/20
John Parfet 

Senior Project Manager, Catalent Pharma Solutions 

6/30/20
Tim Dawsey 

Dean, College of Technology, Pittsburg State University 

6/30/19
 

 Kansas Department of Commerce

Ex Officio
Jean Redeker Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kansas Board of Regents Ex Officio

 

Application Process

 

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School Closures

This section is intended to answer general questions when an institution offering Private Postsecondary Education in Kansas has closed. It is not intended to supersede any statute or regulatory requirements.

Information for Students

Information for Schools

Prior to closure a school must provide the following documentation:

  • Closure notification provided to students
  • Teach out or transfer plan for current students
  • Name of the school owner, active mailing address and telephone number where he/she may be reached after the school physically closes
  • Listing of current students including estimated graduation date and refund amount due to the student
  • Written statement from the school’s owner or designee affirming that all recruitment efforts, school marketing, advertisement (regardless of type, i.e. newspaper, website, television broadcast, etc.), solicitation and enrollment of new students has ceased

Upon closure a school must submit:

  • All student records if the institution is physically located in Kansas, to include records from all previously operating campuses
  • Student records for all past and current Kansas students must be included
  • Contact information for the entity responsible for maintaining student records if these records are transferred to another campus, headquarters or third party vendor