Many KU students, but two in focus, walking down the hill at commencement with cap and gowns in front of the campanile.

The value of a KU degree

When you look at KU’s costs and scholarships and think about affordability, consider value — what the KU experience is worth and where a KU degree leads.

Nearly 75% of full-time first-year Jayhawks receive KU scholarships — awards that students can renew for four years.

KU works to keep costs low for students while providing the highest level of educational experience.

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KU belongs to an invitation-only group of the top 66 research universities in North America called the Association of American Universities. Our tuition costs are much lower than most AAU institutions, making a KU degree a smart and valuable investment.

Adrian Romero

“My Apple internship will propel me into grad school — but it's also given me experience working in the industry.”

Adrian Romero
Sara Carlsen

“KU never made me feel like they were just pushing me out of the nest. It was always like, ‘What can we do to prepare you?’”

Sara Carlsen


With respected professional schools, status as a Research I institution, and strong relationships with regional companies, KU will prepare you for whatever your goals after graduation may be — a dream career, entrepreneurship, or a graduate degree.


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Dylan Reising

“I feel like my professors really saw something in me, and once I started putting in work, they really made an effort to foster my talents.”

Dylan Reising

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