Computer Science & Information Technology

  • Many industries are becoming increasingly high-tech and demand skilled workers in computer science, software, and IT. Kansas State University, Manhattan Area Technical College, and regional high schools produce a wealth of Computer Science talent each year. Fort Riley also offers a strong talent pipeline of exiting military service members.
  • In 2017-2018, Kansas State University produced 75 graduates with bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees in Computer Science.
  • Kansas State University is home to the Center for Information and Systems Assurance, a research center for cybersecurity. Kansas State University has been named a National Center in Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by the NSA/DHS.
  • The region’s quality of life assets and affordable cost of living make it an ideal location for remote Computer Science & IT workers.
  • The Manhattan Regional Airport provides easy travel to other major tech hubs such as Chicago and Dallas, with plenty of connections to other cities.
  • The Startup MHK Pitch Competition is a great way to encourage local entrepreneurs, especially in Computer Science & IT, to startup and build a business in Greater Manhattan.
  • Computer Science & IT is a complementary sector to many industries in Greater Manhattan. Promote new intersections between target industries such as crop and livestock data collection, precision ag sensors, crop output predictions, measuring and modeling output results, and more.

75 Computer Science graduates produced at Kansas State University every year


Kansas State University named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by the NSA/DHS