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Pittsburg Schools

About Pittsburg Schools

Pittsburg State University     6,000 students
Pittsburg Community Schools USD 250     2,945 students
St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools     628 students


Pittsburg Community Schools – USD 250 (K-12)

Education in Pittsburg is diverse, enriching and full of opportunities to learn in whatever stage of life you are in. Pittsburg is home to a superior public schools system, equipped with over 500 employees that support our students every day. Sixty percent of the teachers in Pittsburg have a master’s degree or higher, with an average experience level of 10 years or more.



St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools (K-12)

Pittsburg is also home to St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools. Students here receive an outstanding academic education while learning about the Catholic faith daily through prayer, the practice of self-discipline and putting the needs of others first.



The Southeast Kansas Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) supports area economic development by creating training and educational opportunities that match the employment needs of area industry. Through a partnership with Fort Scott Community College, students can earn certificates in the following programs: Carpentry (Certificate or Associate’s Degree), HVAC (Certificate or Associate’s Degree), Masonry, or Welding.


Pittsburg State University

Founded in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1903, Pittsburg State University offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate academic programs and a rich campus life.

Nearly 6,000 students from around the world find a second home on the picturesque campus, where they live and learn in buildings both historic and modern.

PSU students have diverse opportunities to build leadership and collaboration skills in more than 150 student groups and organizations. They find passionate and dedicated mentors among the faculty, who are experts in their fields and who take time for one-on-one interactions. And with an array of undergraduate and graduate programs in technology, construction, education, the sciences, business, nursing, the arts, and more, students have unparalleled options to prepare for a career.

Home to the NCAA’s only Gorilla mascot, Pittsburg State also offers a strong athletics tradition that showcases student athletes and brings together a community of dedicated fans.

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