Colleges in Kansas City

Colleges in Kansas City

Kansas City is the most populous city of the state of Missouri. Often called the “Heart of America,” KC is the closest city to the geographical center of the US and more than 140 federal agencies maintain a presence there. KCMO is also home to a variety of higher education institutions, both public and private, for the student population.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is one of four UM campuses, and one of two with a medical school. Serving more than 15,000 students, UMKC is the largest higher education institution in the Kansas metropolitan area. One of the oldest in the area, founded in 1849, is William Jewell College, a private liberal arts college, but there are a number of institutions that were founded in the late 1800s, including Park University and Kansas City Art Institute.

A number of institutions in Kansas City have religious affiliations, including Avila University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Saint Paul School of Theology. Affiliated with the Christian church, Calvary University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, as well as a Master of Divinity through the Calvary Theological Seminary, while Rockhurst University is a private nonprofit Jesuit institution that is routinely regionally ranked.

The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, located on 23-acres of KCMO land, is a graduate school that’s been open since 1916. Baker University also hosts a School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Kansas City, MO, which primarily caters to nontraditional students.

Kansas City is largely vehicle-dependent, but certain areas of the city have high walkability ratings, such as Westport and the Downtown Loop. The city also maintains a bus rapid transit line and a Metro Area Express (MAX), as well as streetcars. The nearest airport is the Kansas City International Airport.

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With campus overlooking the Missouri River, Park University is a 4-year private school in the Kansas City area. Park grants bachelor’s degrees in 48 academic majors and is also home to eight associate degree-granting programs. In addition, every...

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I have done some resarch and Park is a tough school, but it has the materials needed there to succeed well in the classes offered.

” – Pearl from Kansas City, MO

Johnson County Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Overland Park, Kansas. Academics at Johnson County feature a wide variety of course delivery methods, including self-paced, face-to-face, online, hybrid, internships, and...

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The professors at JCCC are outstanding, especially in the Mathematics and Science departments. Each professor I've come into contact with has taken an interest in my personal journey as well as other students in the classroom, and has gone above and...

” – Kristian from Spring Hill, KS

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a 4-year public school and the largest university in Kansas City. Part of the University of Missouri system, UMKC offers undergraduate degrees in over 125 academic fields of study and is home to an honors...

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I am learning more at college than what I've learned from any of my Advanced Placement courses. The teachers cover broad topics and answer any questions the students have, especially through email or meetings. It also helps if you read about what...

” – Jerica from Florissant, MO

Avila University is a private, 4-year institution established in Kansas City, Missouri. Academics at Avila are rooted in experiential learning, and students have the opportunity to take part in undergraduate research and internships. Full-time...

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From what I could tell, the professors really took the time to know their students. It's a smaller private school, though, so that's not hard to imagine. However, it was clear from work in many of the hallways what kind of classes were there and the...

” – A Girl from Imperial, MO

Founded in 1910, Rockhurst University is a private institution with “selective admissions.” As a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, students at Rockhurst have the opportunity to tap into their faith through retreats...

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I love the teachers at Rockhurst. No matter what kind of problem you are having, they are willing to go above and beyond their call of duty as a teacher to make sure you grasp a concept. I once spent three hours in a teacher's office trying to...

” – Kaitlyn from Saint Peters, MO

William Jewell College is a private, liberal arts institution established in Liberty, Missouri. Jewell’s 35-credit core curriculum is uniquely organized to move students through three different themed levels: transitioning from high school to college...

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Lacks breadth, makes up for in depth.The core curriculum classes are tough, a shock for even the most intelligent first year students as you will often times get the highest level professors and expectations from day one. If you can make it through...

” – William from Springfield, MO

The University of Saint Mary is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Leavenworth, Kansas, with a satellite campus located in Overland Park which hosts undergraduate degree-completion and graduate programs one evening per week. USM...

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The campus is amazing if you are looking for a small hands on school to help you further your education and even your athletic game this is the place for you. The school is very small but that works out to your own benefit with school work.

” – Shyanne from Tonganoxie, KS

The Kansas City Art Institute is a private school of fine arts and design based in Kansas City, Missouri. KCAI primarily promotes a learn-by-doing program with their professional, studio-oriented majors, such as Creative Writing, Sculpture, and...

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This is a small school, with a tight knit community. Everyone is very accepting. This school is in the middle of a city that loves art, and has many awesome opportunities!

” – Mittens

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a 2-year community college. KCKCC offers degrees and certificates in over 110 areas of study. The college also includes a technical education center and the Pioneer Career Center, which provides continuing...

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KCKCC is a good school to either take basics or get an associate at. The teachers offer a lot of help. Also a lot of diversity so you always meet new people.

” – Allison from Kansas City, KS

MidAmerica Nazarene University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Olathe, Kansas, and it is one of eleven Nazarene education institutions in the country. Students attending MNU are required to attend chapel, and traditional...

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All of the professors are AWESOME!!! They enjoy life and love teaching and they all want to see the students go far. Education is a very important thing and all of the professors are willing to help their students in groups or one-on-one.

” – Stephanie from Centralia, MO

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City is a public, 2-year institution established in Missouri. The college offers nearly 90 academic discipline options, awarding associate’s degrees and technical certificates for job placement and college...

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Each teacher is different and there are many to choose from. Ask around campus from other students to see what they think of them and see if the teacher is right for you. Some teachers I learn from others not so much.

” – Amy from Belton, MO

One of the first schools of osteopathic medicine in the United States, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a graduate-level medical school with campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri. As one of the largest med schools in the...

Founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica with a mission to offer higher education opportunities to immigrants and the working class, Donnelly College is a private Catholic school in Kansas City, Kansas. Featuring a remarkably...

Founded by the Southern Baptist Convention, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is a Christian institution in Kansas City, Missouri, training students for ministry. All of Midwestern’s undergraduate programs are held at the seminary’s Spurgeon...

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Midwestern seminary is a great school for prospective ministry students. They are completely focused on equipping you with the tools and knowledge you need for the ministry. The professors are phenomenal and help you in any way you can think and are...

” – Elijah from Union City, TN

Calvary University is a Christian college with campuses in Missouri and Colorado that utilizes The Bible as its educational foundation. Calvary is home to over 50 bachelor’s degree programs and every class includes The Bible as a required textbook...

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This is one of the best places to get you basic Bible classes. The Professors here really know their stuff and it's a joy yo sit under the,

” – Kenneth from Forest View, IL

Cleveland University-Kansas City is a school of chiropractic and health sciences in the Kansas City, Kansas, suburbs. In addition to three associate degree programs, CUKC offers a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology as well as a master’s degree in...

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Many professors teach in an organized way.
Scheduling allows me to still spend time with my family.
I'd like to be more involved in research as soon as possible.

” – Jacob from Kansas City, MO

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is a school of nursing Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition to Saint Luke’s Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing programs, the college also...

Established in 1938, Kansas Christian College is a private, Christ-centered institution located on a six-building campus in Overland Park. KCC offers traditional associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in six fields of study and four online degree...

Established in 1865, Ottawa University-Kansas City is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Overland Park. The college offers 16 bachelor’s degree programs with a variety of concentration options, as well as seven master’s degree programs...

City Vision University is an online, Christ-centered institution established in Kansas City, Missouri. The college offers undergraduate degrees in Business, Christian Ministry & Leadership, Addiction Studies, Nonprofit Management, and Urban Missions...

Affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Nazarene Theological Seminary is a missional Christian graduate school in Kansas City, Missouri. NTS confers master’s degrees in Divinity, Theological Studies, Transformational Leadership, and Intercultural...

Affiliated with the Methodist church, Saint Paul School of Theology is a Christian seminary with two campuses in Kansas City and Oklahoma City. In partnership with the Church of the Resurrection, Saint Paul offers master’s degrees in Divinity...

Established in 1901, Central Baptist Theological Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Shawnee, Kansas, with satellite teaching centers in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Michigan. Central offers four academic programs including a...