Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State University (sometimes
referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning
located in Manhattan, Kansas. Kansas State University was
founded February 16, 1863, as a land-grant institution. It
was initially located on the grounds of the old Bluemont Central
College. The university moved to its present site in 1875.
The school's sports teams are called the Wildcats. They participate
in the NCAA's Division I-A, and in the Big Twelve Conference.
The College of Technology and Aviation is located in Salina,
Kansas. In 1991, the former Kansas Technical Institute in
Salina, Kansas was merged with Kansas State University.