In 1965, the Kansas State Legislature created Schilling Institute after the Schilling Air Force Base closed. Four years later, it was renamed Kansas Technical Institute and in 1988 it became Kansas College of Technology. Kansas College of Technology merged with Kansas State University on April 25, 1991.
Now Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, the school prides itself on providing a personalized atmosphere with a professional learning environment built on theory and industry application. This campus has always challenged what higher education can be. Beginning in 1967, it was the first university in Kansas to offer a computer science degree. In 2011, it was one of the first educational institutions in the nation to offer an unmanned aircraft systems bachelor's degree.