Vision and Progress

Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University will raise $1.4 billion to fulfill K-State's land-grant mission and to advance the vision of being recognized as a top 50 public research university by 2025.

Campaign drivers

 Land-grant mission

In order to fulfill our land-grant mission of making education accessible and affordable to the people of Kansas and beyond, we must provide scholarships based on need, not just merit. We must invest in the complete educational experience, bringing our diverse student body together to create a truly inclusive and modern learning environment.

 Interdisciplinary programs of excellence

There are many areas where K-State has a competitive advantage and the potential to change the world. We know our best research and teaching efforts are the ones that bring together thinkers and researchers from across the academy to create interdisciplinary programs that are truly transormational.

 K-State legacy

We will increase the number of documented planned gifts, ensuring the success of K-State through long-term investments.

 Research, scholarly and creative activities and discovery

Create a culture of excellence that results in flourishing, sustainable and widely recognized research, scholarly and creative activities, and discovery in a variety of disciplines and endeavors that benefit society as a whole.

 Undergraduate educational experience

Build a connected, diverse, empowered, engaged, participatory culture of learning and excellence that promotes undergraduate student success and prepares students for their professional, community, social and personal lives.

 Graduate scholarly experience

Advance a culture of excellence that attracts highly talented, diverse graduate students and produces graduates recognized as outstanding in their respective professions.

 Engagement, extension, outreach and service

Be a national leader and model for a reinvented and transformed public research land-grant university integrating research, education and engagement.

 Faculty and staff

Foster a work environment that encourages creativity, excellence and high morale in faculty and staff, responds to changing needs, embraces diversity, values communication and collaboration, and is respectful, trusting, fair and collegial for all.

 Facilities and infrastructure

Provide facilities and infrastructure that meet our evolving needs at a competitive level with our benchmark institutions and are an asset to recruit and retain quality students, faculty, researchers and staff.


Strengthen the interconnectivity between intercollegiate athletics and the campus community to prepare our student-athletes for success in school, in sport and after graduation and benefit our university, community and state.