MANHATTAN — Kansas State University has been educating adult learners through distance education for more than four decades through the Division of Continuing Education. To more accurately reflect the university’s international ties and global reach, the Division of Continuing Education has been renamedKansas State University Global Campus.
The change was approved in a meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents in March.
“At Kansas State University Global Campus, students can learn online, grow professionally and connect internationally,” saidSue Maes, dean of K-State Global Campus. “With students from countries all over the world connecting to K-State through the online classroom, this name captures the breadth of K-State throughout the world.”
K-State offers online bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, certificate and stand-alone minor programs to students across the nation and around the world. Last fiscal year, more than 7,200 students took online courses at K-State, and of those, more than 5,000 studied completely at a distance. Those distance students represented all 50 states and 17 countries. K-State also provides adult learners across the U.S. and internationally with access to conferences, workshops and other professional development opportunities.
Moreover, the university helps learners of any age connect to one another internationally. The university hasstudy abroad programs in more than 80 countries, and in fall 2013 alone, approximately2,100 students from more than 100 countries came to K-State.
“International is one of our themes for K-State 2025 — our plan to make Kansas State a Top 50 public research university,” said Kirk Schulz, president. “We want to make it easy to connect with all of the ways we reach beyond our Kansas campuses. A Global Campus is the most fitting description.”