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Kansas City Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Kansas City Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Kansas City, Missouri

There are at least 29 colleges in Kansas City, listed and described below. These schools represent 34,016 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 22,692 full-time students, and a reported 2,959 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Missouri-Kansas City, Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods and Rockhurst University. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary or University of Missouri-Kansas City.

We also provide an extensive list of Missouri Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

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Featured Colleges in the Kansas City Area (QuickSchools™)

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Kansas City, MO

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  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Kansas City Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Kansas City
4100 Raytown Road
Kansas City, MO 64129

  • Programs: aircraft powerplant tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 178 students, 121 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

House of Heavilin Beauty College
5720 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110-2826

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 40 students, 65 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111-1874

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: painting, textile arts, graphic design, animation and special effects, sculpture, art history and criticism, ceramics, desktop publishing and imaging
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 676 students, 668 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 178 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology
6899 Executive Dr
Kansas City, MO 64120-2429

  • Programs: industrial production tech, drafting, electronics tech, computer applications programming, environmental engineering tech, liberal arts and sciences, machine shop assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 645 students, 389 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods
2601 NE Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64156

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, veterinary assistant, business management, sign language translation, corrections, accounting technology, engineering, computer applications programming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,482 students, 2,868 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley
3201 SW Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2429

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: licensed practical nurse, liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, legal assistant, child care provider, medical records tech, commercial art, dental assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,540 students, 2,945 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Colleges in Kansas City with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Avila University
11901 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, education, business, various nursing, radiation therapist, counseling psychology, elementary school teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,831 students, 1,496 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 352 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 505-530. Math: 480-533.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
15800 Calvary Road
Kansas City, MO 64147-1341

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: bible studies, pastoral counseling, human resources management, youth ministry, elementary school teaching, theology and religious vocations, secondary teaching, Christian studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 313 students, 231 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 225 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Concorde Career College Kansas City
3239 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

  • Programs: medical assistant, dental assistant, health and medical administrative, licensed practical nurse, respiratory therapy assistant, respiratory care tech, registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 632 students, 544 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
1750 Independence Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106-1453

  • Programs: osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences, medical ethids
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,000 students, 60 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
5001 N. Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118-4697

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: ministry, bible studies, religious education, theology, patient counseling, Biblical languages, theology and religious vocations, pre-ministerial studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 735 students, 468 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 196 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 659-661. Math: 589-591. Writing: 659-661.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

MTTI-WellSpring Center for Natural Health & Wellness
9140 Ward Pkwy Ste 100
Kansas City, MO 64114

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 127 students, 148 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Nazarene Theological Seminary
1700 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64131-1246

  • Programs: ministry, missionary studies, religious education, theology, theological and ministerial studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 293 students, 169 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Regency Beauty Institute-Kansas City
14133 East US Highway 40
Kansas City, MO 64136

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 56 students, 113 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Research College of Nursing
2525 E. Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132-1199

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 383 students, 289 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 120 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option.

Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110-2561

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, registered nursing, education, psychology, speech pathology, physical therapy, biology, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,124 students, 2,318 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 949 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-610. Math: 500-660.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Saint Lukes College
8320 Ward Parkway Suite300
Kansas City, MO 64114

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 113 students, 98 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Saint Paul School of Theology
5123 E. Truman Rd
Kansas City, MO 64127

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 303 students, 44 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 56 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Truman Medical Center School for Nurse Anesthesia
2301 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108

  • Programs: nurse anesthetist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 36 students, 48 full-time equivalent.

University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, law, dentistry, medicine, psychology, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 14,442 students, 9,006 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 883 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-650. Math: 520-680.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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