Kansas State University – Salina

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Kansas State University
College of Technology and Aviation
Kansas State University–Salina
K-State Salina logo.png
Established 1965 (Schilling Institute)
1991 (KSU merger)
Dean Verna M. Fitzsimmons
Location Salina, Kansas
Colors      Royal Purple
Affiliations Kansas State University
Website www.salina.k-state.edu

Kansas State University–Salina is a branch campus of Kansas State University, and the home of the University's College of Technology and Aviation. It is located in Salina, Kansas, United States.

About Kansas State University Salina[edit]

Kansas State University Salina and the College of Technology and Aviation were established in 1991 as a result of the merger of the Kansas Technical Institute with Kansas State University. It offers degree programs in the fields of engineering technology and aviation, consisting of associate and bachelor's degrees as well as a Professional Master of Technology program. Approximately 1,000 students are enrolled at the Salina campus. About 85 percent of the student body comes from Kansas and 80 percent attends on a full-time basis. Students are not required to live on campus but do have the option of living in one of two suite-style residence halls. Classes are small; first-year English and speech courses are limited to 25 students. Engineering technology and aviation maintenance students begin hands-on classes their first semester and pilot students begin flying as early as the second week of school. Campus facilities include laboratories for student projects and three runways adjacent to campus.[1]

Degree Programs[2][edit]

The Engineering Technology department has a hands-on philosophy that blends theory and application to prepare students for real-world situations. The department offers degrees in computer systems technology, digital media technology, electronic and computer engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, and web development technology. The Aviation department offers degrees in airport management, aviation maintenance, avionics, professional pilot (both fixed-wing and helicopter), and unmanned aircraft systems. The college complies with FAA Part 141 requirements for flight training. Courses of study cover FAR Part 135 operations, airline operations, crew resource management, aviation history, and an aviation safety minor.[3] The KSU-S aviation program competes annually in National Intercollegiate Flying Association safety contests. With the exception of the glider and helicopter program, they exclusively fly aircraft made in Kansas (Cessna and Beechcraft). The school offers private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine, instructor, instrument instructor, and multi-engine instructor ratings as well as glider ratings. The college's technology management degree allows students from all 19 community colleges in Kansas to transfer their credit hours from an associate degree as a core area of study and build on that knowledge with classes in management and business to complete a bachelor's degree.[4] Other degree programs offered on the K-State Salina campus include family studies and human services - both a general option and a personal financial planning option, as well as social work and a professional master of technology.


The school offers the following fleet of aircraft:[5]

United Helicopters, Inc. provides helicopter flight training for the university in the following aircraft:[6]

  • [(Robinson R22)] Beta II
  • [(Robinson R44)] Raven II


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Coordinates: 38°48′01″N 97°38′14″W / 38.80028°N 97.63722°W / 38.80028; -97.63722