Flat rate tuition


The affordability you need. The flexibility you want. Our Flat-Rate Tuition program allows full-time undergraduate students (enrolled in at least 12 credit hours) and graduate students (enrolled in 9 or more credit hours) to pay single tuition rate regardless of the amount of total credits taken. Want to explore a topic outside of your major or take additional courses to help accelerate your graduation date? Thanks to our Flat-Rate you can do so without paying additional tuition. Whether you're taking 10 hours or 20 hours, you pay the same rate.

Undergraduate tuition


Undergraduate In-State1 and Gorilla Advantage1 Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2020-2021 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $3,872
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,098
Semester Total (estimated) $8,470
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $16,940

See fees, per credit hour cost, summer courses and other information

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

1 Includes the following:

  • Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee residents

Undergraduate Gorilla Edge2,
Pitt State Legacy2 and
Midwest Student Exchange Program2 Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2020-2021 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $5,331.00
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,098
Semester Total (estimated) $9,929.00
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $19,858

See fees, per credit hour cost, summer courses and other information

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

2 Includes the following:

  • Gorilla Edge: residents of Colorado, Iowa, and Nebraska
  • Midwest Exchange Program: residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • Gorilla Legacy: parent or grandparent graduated from Pitt State

Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2020-2021 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $9,544
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,098
Semester Total (estimated) $14,142
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $28,284

See fees, per credit hour cost, summer courses and other information

*Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Kansas residency information

International student tuition


  • International undergraduate
  • International graduate school
  • Intensive English

International Undergraduate Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2020-2021 (fall and spring semester)
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $19,088
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance - 12-month coverage (Required) $2,260
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000
+ Living Expenses (estimated) $8,196
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance $80
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $30,624

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Sickness/Accident Insurance: All international students are REQUIRED to purchase Student Health Insurance. Immediate family members may be insured for an additional cost. Please contact iss@pittstate.edu with insurance questions.

Dependents (spouse and/or children): International Student who bring his or her spouse and/or children must show additional certified funds. At least $4,000 for spouse per year and $2,000 per child per year. Dependents must also have required health insurance.

International Graduate School Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2020-2021 (fall and spring semester)
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $19,560
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance- 12-month coverage (Required) $2,260
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000
+ Living Expenses (estimated) $8,196
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance $80
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $31,096

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Sickness/Accident Insurance: All international students are REQUIRED to purchase Student Health Insurance. Immediate family members may be insured for an additional cost. Please contact iss@pittstate.edu with insurance questions.

Dependents (spouse and/or children): International Student who bring his or her spouse and/or children must show additional certified funds. At least $4,000 for spouse per year and $2,000 per child per year. Dependents must also have required health insurance.

Intensive English Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2020-2021 (16-Week Session)
Tuition, 16 weeks (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $6,545
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance - 5-month coverage (Required) + $941
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) + $500
+ Living Expenses (estimated) + $4,098
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance + $55
16-Week Session Total* (estimated) $12,139

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Sickness/Accident Insurance: All international students are REQUIRED to purchase Student Health Insurance. Immediate family members may be insured for an additional cost. Please contact iss@pittstate.edu with insurance questions.

Dependents (spouse and/or children): International Student who bring his or her spouse and/or children must show additional certified funds. At least $4,000 for spouse per year and $2,000 per child per year. Dependents must also have required health insurance.

Graduate school tuition


  • In-state-tuition
  • Gorilla (reduced) tuition programs
  • Out-of-state tuition
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program tuition

Graduate In-State1 and Gorilla Advantage1 Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2020-2021 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $4,364
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,098
Semester Total (estimated) $8,962
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $17,924

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

1 Includes the following:

  • Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee residents

Graduate Gorilla EdgeTuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2020-2021 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $6,069.00
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,098
Semester Total $10,667.00
Academic Year Total* $21,334

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

2 Includes the following:

  • Gorilla Edge: residents of Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska

Graduate Out-of-State Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2020-2021 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $9,780
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,098
Semester Total $14,378
Academic Year Total* $28,756

*Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Kansas residency information

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Tuition

Tuition per credit hour $521

Online Student Tuition


Online Tuition

Online Tuition* per credit hour (academic year 2020-2021 )
Undergraduate Tuition $282
Graduate Tuition $371

If a student is enrolled in ONLY online classes they will pay the resident in-state tuition rate, no matter where they reside.

All other students, enrolled in both online and face-to-face classes will pay the regular rate of tuition based on their state residency.

Fees and other information
  • College of Technology fee
  • Per credit hour cost
  • 9 or less credit hours - undergraduate students
  • 8 hours or less - graduate students
  • Summer Courses

College of Technology has an additional per credit hour fee of $18 for each credit hour (up to 10 credit hours) for courses taken in the college of technology with a cap of $180 per semester.

Undergraduate:
In-State: $282 per credit hour
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $379.50 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $660 per credit hour

Graduate:
In-State: $371  per credit hour
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $513.00 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $823 per credit hour

Tuition per credit hour for undergraduate students enrolled in 9 hours or less:

In-State: $282  per credit hour
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $379.50 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $660  per credit hour

Tuition per credit hour for graduate students enrolled in 8 hours or less:

In-State: $371  per credit hour
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $513.00 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $823  per credit hour

Pittsburg State University offers summer courses, in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are generally offered in four-week and eight-week sessions, although intersession and short courses are also available. Coursework begins early June, and ends late July.

Limited on-campus housing is available for students that wish to take summer courses.