University of Missouri - Kansas City -Nestled in an urban, park-like setting, University of Missouri - Kansas City is a dynamic center of learning and research. The university connects education with a progressive city by providing nationally recognized academic programs, society-focused research, outstanding performing arts, concerts, art exhibitions, and a vibrant campus life. A "destination university," UMKC integrates student learning and living with community service and activity.
Kansas City University Campuses -In addition to the Volker Campus, UMKC operates the Hospital Hill campus, located in midtown Kansas City, MO. This campus is adjacent to Truman Medical Center, UMKC's primary public teaching hospital, and is home to the UMKC School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, the School of Nursing, and the Institute for Human Development.
A Health Sciences building to be constructed on the Hospital Hill campus will be the future home of the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing. As Kansas City's university, UMKC is an essential community partner and resource, serving to enhance the quality of life in the metropolitan Kansas City region. As a community of learners making the world a better place, UMKC strives to enrich the community with research, expertise and talent.
University of Kansas Medical Center -The University of Kansas Medical Center serves Kansas and the region as an academic, teaching, research and patient care institution. It is also home to the University of Kansas Cancer Center noted for its ground-breaking work in cancer research, clinical trials and treatment. www.kumc.edu
Kansas City Art Institute -The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent, four-year college of art and design, awarding bachelor of fine arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, fiber, graphic design, interdisciplinary arts, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing.
The college also offers evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is the oldest cultural institution in Kansas City. U.S. News & World Report ranks KCAI as one of the top ten colleges of art and design in the United States. Alumni include Walt Disney, Robert Rauschenberg, painter Keith Jacobshagen, ceramist Akio Takamori, and graphic designer April Greiman.