About Crawford County, Kansas

In the northwest section of the Heart of Work, you’ll find Crawford County, Kansas, the proud home of the Pittsburg State University Gorillas. Dating back to 1903, the University’s “Where People Succeed” motto is a simply stated description of the county’s focus on the practical and useful. You’ll see that attitude woven through the industries that call the county home, and you’ll see it reflected in the programs offered by both K-12 and higher-education providers.

Most of all, you’ll see it in the daily work habits of local residents, who bring strong skills and a desire to work hard to their careers. Their sense of self-determination is a big part of why Kansas is proud to be a right-to-work state, and why companies in the plastics, chemical, manufacturing, and fabrication industries find Crawford County to be a highly productive home.

Pitt State supports local employers with programs in fields such as engineering, electrical, manufacturing technology, plastics, technology management, and industrial management, along with custom training built around the employers’ needs. Ft. Scott Community College, located nearby, gives workers additional opportunities to sharpen skills in management, computers, office technology, aero structures, industrial engineering technology, welding, and more. Plus, the local K-12 public schools maintain a strong focus on vocational education, ensuring that graduates are ready to meet the needs of employers with the right skills and attitudes for success.