La Crosse USD 395, headquartered in La Crosse, Kansas, provides Kindergarten through 12th Grand education primarily in the western and central portions of Rush County.
Otis-Bison USD 403, headquartered in Otis, Kansas provides Kindergarten through 12th Grade education primarily in the eastern portions of Rush County and into Barton County.
Otis-Bison Academy (Formerly SouthWinds Academy) is a KSDE approved public virtual school within the Otis-Bison school district offering courses to students in Kansas and anywhere outside of Kansas where a student has Internet access.
Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas
Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kansas
North Central Kansas Technical College, Hays, Kansas