Colleges in Kansas City: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Students attending colleges and universities in Kansas City can enjoy some of the country's best barbecue, as well as pick up fresh fruits and produce at City Market, one of the nation's longest-running farmer's markets that dates back to 1857.

There are also a wide range of colleges in Kansas City where students can pursue degree programs in hundreds of different subjects. Many programs tie into the region's strong agricultural industry, such as animal sciences, milling science and management, or agronomy.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Kansas City

Trade and technical colleges in Kansas City cover a wide range of fields. From Pinnacle Career Institute and Concorde Career College to the more specialized WellSpring School of Allied Health, L'Ecole Culianare school for aspiring chefs and culinary workers, and the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, which provides instruction in aviation maintenance, avionics, helicopter maintenance and aircraft dispatch.

Metropolitan Community College, one of the largest postsecondary institutions in Kansas City, offers vocational training programs such as automotive technology, building maintenance and construction, HVAC, industrial millwrighting, veterinary and dental assisting. Students at MCC's business and technology campus enjoy the use of training on 3D printers and a large machine shop with more than 20 milling and lathing machines.

Fun Facts about Kansas City Colleges and Universities

The University of Missouri at Kansas City was founded in 1906. Its Conservatory of Music and Dance has offered degree programs since 1906 and is the most comprehensive music and dance education center in the Midwest.

There are nine colleges and universities near downtown Kansas City that confer bachelor's degrees, including Rockhurst University and Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary. Nursing and business are two of the most popular degree programs at Rockhurst, while biblical studies and ministry are the most popular bachelor's degree programs at Midwest Baptist.

Graduate Schools in Kansas City

Students interested in religious studies can pursue doctoral degrees in ministry studies at Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary. Kansas City grad students interested in careers in medicine can enroll at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, which offers programs in biomedical sciences and osteopathic medicine. The majority of graduate students in Kansas City, however, pursue degrees at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Computer science and electrical engineering are the school's most popular master's degree programs.

For for information about higher education in the state, we also provide an extensive list of Missouri Colleges.


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Education Institutes in Kansas City
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Kansas City
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,
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