Best Colleges in Kansas City

Kansas City's higher education serves up a blend of new and traditional experiences Missouri colleges are some of the best kept secrets from out-of-state students. But those who were fortunate enough to grow up in Kansas City are well aware of the incredible educational opportunities right in town. Also home to some great eats, Kansas City is known for inventing the delicious barbecue blend of tomato sauce and molasses. Sound strange? That's because you haven't tried it yet. Once you do, you'll claim Kansas City residency for life.

When you're ready to unwind, have a night out on the town at the Power and Light District, the premier entertainment, shopping, and upscale dining found in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Sit back and relax with a rack of ribs at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue, rated a top pick by Kansas City visitors or pour a glass of Merlot at Pirtle Winery, the perfect atmosphere after a week of the college grind. When you're ready for sights, step into the past at the National World War 1 Museum at Liberty Memorial or spend some time gnawing on a turkey leg at the Renaissance Festival. Kansas City is waiting to bring new friends, experiences and educational opportunities into your life. Will you make the move?

*U.S. News & World Report, 2015 Best Graduate Schools list *Wikipedia, "Kansas City, Missouri" *www.kcmo.gov *www.powerandlightdistrict.com

Best Four Year Universities in Kansas City

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Based on 16 Reviews
Rockhurst University
Kansas City, MO
Based on 8 Reviews
William Jewell College
Liberty, MO
Based on 4 Reviews
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, MO
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, KS
Based on 12 Reviews
Avila University
Kansas City, MO
Based on 4 Reviews
University of Saint Mary
Leavenworth, KS
Southwestern College
Winfield, KS
Park University
Parkville, MO
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, MO
Cleveland University-Kansas City
Overland Park, KS
Wright Career College
Overland Park, KS
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
Kansas City, MO
Grantham University
Lenexa, MO
Grantham University
Lenexa, MO
ITT Technical Institute-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Brown Mackie College-Kansas City
Lenexa, KS
Donnelly College
Kansas City, KS
ITT Technical Institute-Overland Park
Overland Park, KS
Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Shawnee, KS
Research College of Nursing
Kansas City, MO
Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences
Kansas City, MO
Ottawa University-Kansas City
Overland Park, KS
University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus
Kansas City, MO

Best Community Colleges in Kansas City

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public