Most Popular Kansas and Missouri Suburban School Districts
Suburban Schools in KS
- Shawnee Mission School District 913.993.6220
- Blue Valley School District 913.239.4000
- Olathe School District 913.780.7000
- DeSoto School District 913.667.6200
Suburban Schools in Missouri
Northland School Districts
- North KC School District 816.413.5000
- Parkhill School District 816.359.4000
- Platte County School District 816.858.5420
- Liberty School District 816.736.5300
East School Districts
- Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic School System
- The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
- Calvary Lutheran School
- Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
- Kansas City Academy
- Maranatha Christian Academy
- The Barstow School
- The Pembroke Hill School
- The Plaza Academy
Universities and Higher Education
Downtown Kansas City | Center of the Metro
- University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC)
Most recognized for its dental program, law school, school of business and arts programs, UMKC offers approximately 46 master’s degree programs.
- Metropolitan Community College, Penn Valley
One of five two-year colleges across the metro area, provides quality general education as well as healthcare career program, the Francis Child Development Institute and the Carter Arts Center.
- The Kansas City Art Institute
A leader in visual arts and design education, many graduates go on to be studio artists, museum curators, graphic designers, filmmakers and more.
- Rockhurst University
A Catholic Jesuit university, Rockhurst is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 15 schools in the Midwest.
North KC Metro
- Benedictine College
Consistently scores in the top five percent of colleges and universities on the National Survey of Student Engagement, and offers EMBA, International EMBA, MBA and MASL graduate degrees.
- Park University
An independent, liberal, four-year, co-ed, residential Christian institution founded in 1875, offers 38 Bachelor’s degree programs, five Master’s degree programs and 10 online Bachelor’s degree programs.
- William Jewell College
A private, liberal arts college founded in 1849, offers more than 70 undergraduate degrees, including pre-med, pre-law and pre-engineering programs.
- Metropolitan Community College, Business and Technology
One of five two-year colleges across the metro area, Business and Technology is the college headquarters for technical education and services.
- Metropolitan Community College, Maple Woods
One of five two-year colleges across the metro area, houses cutting-edge geographic information systems program, a sign language interpreting program and an exceptional veterinary technology program.
East KC Metro
- Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
A not-for-profit institution founded in 1916, it’s the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest in Missouri.
- University of Central Missouri
UCM serves nearly 12,000 students from state, regional and national levels, with a diverse representation of international students from nearly 50 countries worldwide.
- University of Missouri – Columbia
The journalism school consistently ranks among the top in the country, along with programs in dispute resolution and family and community medicine.
- Vatterott College
A technical school offering a wide variety of vocational instruction and technical certifications.
- Metropolitan Community College, Blue River
One of five two-year colleges across the metro area, offers a solid gen-ed foundation as well as extensive music and theater courses, and exceptional peace officer and firefighter academies.
- Metropolitan Community College, Longview
One of five two-year colleges across the metro area, exceptional liberal arts education, human services and engineering programs, as well as one of the nation’s finest automotive technology programs.
- Kansas City Kansas Community College
A public, urban, open-door and comprehensive community college committed to excellence in higher education.
South KC Metro
- Avila University
With approximately 1,800 students, offers 36 undergraduate majors, three graduate programs and three certificate programs.
- Cleveland Chiropractic
Offers both regional and specialized accreditation, as well as both B.A. and Doctor of Chiropractic degree programs.
- DeVry University
Two locations in South Kansas City and downtown offering degrees in technology and business – including a degree in Game and Simulation Technology.
- MidAmerican Nazarene University
The University offers undergraduate academic majors in over 40 areas, including a bachelor’s degree-completion program in Management and Human Relations, a baccalaureate degree affiliation with European Nazarene College in Germany, and graduate-level programs in education, nursing, business administration and counseling.
- University of Kansas Medical Center
Houses the University of Kansas’ schools of medicine, nursing, allied health and graduate studies.
- University of Kansas – Edwards Campus
Offers seven undergraduate, certificate and graduate programs, tailored to meet the needs of working adults including late afternoon and evening classes.
- Webster University
Emphasizes excellence in teaching and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, the fine and performing arts, education, business and communications.
- Johnson County Community College
The third largest educational institution in the state of Kansas, JCCC is a two-year comprehensive community college offering day and evening credit and noncredit classes and community service activities.
West KC Metro
- Baker University
Offers more than 40 areas of undergraduate study accelerated adult programs, B.S. in nursing and advanced education degrees.
- Kansas State University
K-State offers 250 undergraduate majors and more than 100 master’s, doctoral and certificate programs.
- University of Kansas – Lawrence
KU is well-known for its programs in film and television, journalism, communications and business.