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Colleges and Universities

There are more than thirty colleges and universities that call the Greater Kansas City Area home.  In addition, Kansas City has satellite campus access to numerous higher education institutions from across Northwest Missouri, Northeast Kansas, the state of Missouri and the nation.


Avila University, is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  Avila offers degree programs in over 30 concentrations in a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.  For more information, please see our Directory.

altBaker is a private, liberal arts university that educates traditional and non-traditional students through small classes, innovative instructors and rigorous coursework.  Alumni include four Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, entrepreneurs, educators, nurses, writers, artists, doctors, explorers and trendsetters who have shaped our world.  Baker offers Bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 areas of study and more than 70 extracurricular or cocurricular activities.  For more information, please see the Directory.



Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college in south central Kansas. It is the oldest Mennonite college in North America, founded in 1887 for the advancement of postsecondary education in a Christian community. It is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bethel is a self-governing, independent legal corporation with close ties to its constituent churches and communities. for more information, please see the Directory.



altDonnelly is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The College was established in 1949 to meet the needs of urban immigrants and the working class, with special focus on "those who might not otherwise be served."  For more information, please see the Directory.


altGrantham University is proud of its 60-year history and continuous commitment of service to the Armed Forces of the United States of America, veterans, active guard, as well as public agency staff and students from around the world. Grantham is 100% online with administrative offices located in Kansas City. The University offers 38 associate, baccalaureate and master degree programs which position its graduates for success in their chosen career paths. For more information, please see the Directory.



The Henry W Bloch School at UMKC is the only fully accredited school of both business and public administration in the greater Kansas City area, located on a beautiful campus beside Kansas City’s famous Country Club Plaza. The Bloch School is nationally ranked, with distinction in a wide range of specializations, from entrepreneurship and innovation to real estate and nonprofit management. For more information, please see the Directory.



altJohnson County Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org, 312-263-0456). In addition, individual programs are accredited by associated professional organizations.  For more information, please see the Directory.

altKansas City Kansas Community College was founded in 1923 as part of the Public School System of Kansas City, Kansas. In 1965, the name of the College changed to Kansas City Kansas Junior College. Then in 1979, legislative action created another name change for the two-year colleges in the State of Kansas. For more information, please see the Directory.

altMetropolitan Community College is one of the premier community colleges in the country . Their five-campus college in Kansas City, Missouri, serves about 18,000 students each fall. MCC is the home of strong transfer programs that cover the first two years of a four-year degree and 80 career programs that provide quick entry into the workforce. You'll find personal classes, inspiring instructors, friendly people and low tuition costs that are a great fit for any student.  For more information, please see the Directory.

Park University, a proud sponsor of Kansas City Global, was founded in 1875 as an independent, liberal arts, four-year coeducational, residential Christian institution.  The flagship campus of Park is located on its historic site in Parkville, Missouri (founded 1875) high on the bluff above the scenic Missouri River. Our Parkville Campus is 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, 15 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport, and part of the KCI Business Corridor. For more information, please see the Directory.

altRockhurst University has been ranked among the top master's universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. It also has been ranked among the nation's top 30 wireless college campuses by Intel.Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university that offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership and service.  For more information, please see the Directory.

altThe University of Kansas offers a broad array of advanced graduate study programs and fulfills its mission through faculty, academic and research programs of international distinction and outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology.KU enrolls students from every state in the nation and more than 110 countries. Strong academic programs, colorful traditions, moderate cost and a beautiful location make it an unbeatable combination.For more information, please see the Directory.

altThe University of Missouri-Kansas City, a proud Sponsor of Kansas City Global, is part of the University of Missouri System, which is one of the nation's largest and most prestigious public research universities, with nearly 70,000 students on four campuses and hundreds of thousands served statewide through University of Missouri Extension and University of Missouri Health System. For more information, please see the Directory.

The University of Saint Mary is a Catholic University based in Leavenworth, KS.  For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Saint Mary has been named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review based on meeting standards of academic excellence and feedback from counselors, students, parents, educators, and Princeton Review staff!For more information, please see the Directory.

altWilliam Jewell College is committed to bringing together talented students and gifted faculty mentors within a vibrant community sparked by a rigorous and intentional liberal arts curriculum. A full range of personal and professional development experiences are presented by the selective national liberal arts college’s location within the Kansas City metroplex of more than two million.  For more information, please see our Directory.



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