Best Colleges in Kansas City

Power and Lights that Don't Come on a Bill

Kansas City's higher education serves up a blend of new and traditional experiences

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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers 148 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 3,847 students graduated with students earning 1,922 Bachelor's degrees, 1,246 Master's degrees, 587 Doctoral degrees, and 92 Certificates degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
2 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst University offers 94 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 823 students graduated with students earning 465 Bachelor's degrees, 239 Master's degrees, 96 Doctoral degrees, and 23 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
3 William Jewell College Liberty, MO

William Jewell College offers 103 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 349 students graduated with students earning 331 Bachelor's degrees, and 18 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Art Institute offers 20 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 257 students graduated with students earning 229 Bachelor's degrees, and 28 Certificates degrees.

5 Avila University Kansas City, MO

Avila University offers 120 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 547 students graduated with students earning 266 Bachelor's degrees, 162 Master's degrees, and 119 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 University of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS

University of Saint Mary offers 77 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 443 students graduated with students earning 217 Bachelor's degrees, 150 Master's degrees, 74 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

7 Park University Parkville, MO

Park University offers 184 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,109 students graduated with students earning 2,224 Bachelor's degrees, 464 Associate's degrees, 314 Master's degrees, and 107 Certificates degrees.

8 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City, MO

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers 36 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 254 students graduated with students earning 127 Master's degrees, 85 Bachelor's degrees, 34 Doctoral degrees, 6 Certificates degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

9 Cleveland University-Kansas City Overland Park, KS

Cleveland University-Kansas City offers 6 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 260 students graduated with students earning 120 Bachelor's degrees, 118 Doctoral degrees, 18 Associate's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

10 Wright Career College Overland Park, KS

Wright Career College offers 27 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 613 students graduated with students earning 400 Associate's degrees, 154 Certificates degrees, and 59 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Kansas City

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS

Kansas City Kansas Community College offers 81 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,767 students graduated with students earning 1,083 Certificates degrees, and 684 Associate's degrees.

2 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS

Johnson County Community College offers 155 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 4,358 students graduated with students earning 2,405 Certificates degrees, and 1,953 Associate's degrees.

3 Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City offers 103 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 4,166 students graduated with students earning 2,086 Associate's degrees, and 2,080 Certificates degrees.

4 Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Kansas City, MO

Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City offers 17 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 434 students graduated with students earning 245 Certificates degrees, and 189 Associate's degrees.

5 WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City Kansas City, MO

WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City offers 9 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 258 students graduated with students earning 244 Certificates degrees, and 14 Associate's degrees.

6 Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City Kansas City, MO

Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City offers 9 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 154 students graduated with students earning 148 Certificates degrees, and 6 Associate's degrees.

7 Wentworth Military Academy and College Lexington, MO

Wentworth Military Academy and College offers 1 Degree program. It's a very small private college in a far away town. In 2015, 130 students graduated with students earning 130 Associate's degrees.

8 Heritage College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO

Heritage College-Kansas City offers 11 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 400 students graduated with students earning 306 Associate's degrees, and 94 Certificates degrees.

9 Vatterott College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO

Vatterott College-Kansas City offers 28 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 258 students graduated with students earning 144 Certificates degrees, and 114 Associate's degrees.

10 Anthem College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO

Anthem College-Kansas City offers 0 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Missouri-Kansas City University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO
2/5
19 : 1 16,685
Rockhurst University Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
5/5
18 : 1 2,825
William Jewell College William Jewell College Liberty, MO
5/5
11 : 1 1,063
Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, MO
5/5
9 : 1 645
Avila University Avila University Kansas City, MO
5/5
16 : 1 1,885
University of Saint Mary University of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS
5/5
11 : 1 1,427
Park University Park University Parkville, MO
3/5
29 : 1 11,720
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City, MO
2/5
42 : 1 1,419
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS
2/5
24 : 1 5,625
Cleveland University-Kansas City Cleveland University-Kansas City Overland Park, KS
3/5
12 : 1 456
Johnson County Community College Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
2/5
38 : 1 19,091
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO
2/5
28 : 1 17,821
Wright Career College Wright Career College Overland Park, KS
3/5
12 : 1 872
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Kansas City, MO
3/5
12 : 1 319
Grantham University Grantham University Lenexa, MO
2/5
78 : 1 11,721
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Kansas City, MO 32 : 1 807
Northland Career Center Northland Career Center Platte City, MO 3 : 1 36
Cass Career Center Cass Career Center Harrisonville, MO 11 : 1 22
WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City Kansas City, MO 19 : 1 241
Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City Kansas City, MO 34 : 1 135
Northeast Technology Center-Kansas Northeast Technology Center-Kansas Kansas, OK 19 : 1 187
Wentworth Military Academy and College Wentworth Military Academy and College Lexington, MO
4/5
40 : 1 787
Lex La-Ray Technical Center Lex La-Ray Technical Center Lexington, MO 4 : 1 32
Concorde Career College-Kansas City Concorde Career College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO 21 : 1 435
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Overland Park Overland Park, KS 18 : 1 177

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