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College of Human Ecology

About the College

In a world focused on things, we focus first on PEOPLE.


We want to welcome you to our college, whether you're a prospective student, a current K-Stater, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide. The mission of K-State's College of Human Ecology is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and improve the human condition. This knowledge advances professions, human services, public policy, business and industry. The college enrolls more than 2,600 undergraduate and 400 graduate students while employing more than 80 faculty members in teaching, research and Extension positions.

The K-State College of Human Ecology is distinguished by a legacy of leadership and excellence. Leaders of this college have shaped social, economic and scientific knowledge relating to people and their near environment for more than 125 years. Following the path of our founders, our faculty excel in teaching and outreach as well as in innovative research that enhances the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

The number of alumni from the College of Human Ecology now exceeds 15,000. In the last decade, the College of Human Ecology has experienced a substantial growth in scholarship, extramural funding and alumni support. We are proud of our heritage and excited about our future. We rely on our legacy of excellence and we look toward a future of prominence that will place the College of Human Ecology and Kansas State University at the forefront of innovation in the 21st century.