Kansas State University Olathe was founded in Johnson County thanks to the support and vision of the Johnson County Education Research Triangle, K-State and the local community. Partnering with industry, the campus helps meet area workforce demands through credit and non-credit educational opportunities. With a land-grant mission as its foundation, the campus also conducts applied research that improves quality of life for humans and animals locally and beyond.
The groundbreaking of the $28 million, 110,000-square-foot LEED Silver-certified K-State Olathe facility took place in November 2009, and the campus opened its doors in April 2011. It is outfitted with state-of-the-art learning spaces and advanced laboratories and commercial kitchens for research and development.
K-State Olathe offers a range of graduate-level degrees and certificates, as well as undergraduate degree-completion programs in its areas of strength. These include animal health and biosciences, food systems, business and leadership, supply chain and health and wellness. Responding to industries’ needs for upskilling, professional development opportunities are also offered in key areas of strength.
“The City of Olathe and Kansas State University share a vision of a growing, vibrant community with ample talent to meet workforce needs. Having K-State located in Olathe to serve Johnson County and the Kansas City region provides an opportunity for life-long learners, solutions for businesses and research to advance technology and innovation.”
- Mayor John Bacon, City of Olathe
Our research facilities create a flourishing hub for the advancement of animal health, food science, aquaponics, data analytics, consumer and sensory research and more. The campus’ Food Innovation Accelerator also helps food-related entrepreneurs develop products and scale up operations.