Universities in Kansas City, USA
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  • Universities in Kansas City
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Kansas City
  • (12 institution and 5 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Kansas City
  • Among TOP 200

Kansas City, Missouri is a city known for its rich cultural offerings from its innumerable museums, as well as their Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, and their traditions surrounding barbecue dining and the Kansas City strip steak.

Newcomers to Kansas City can expect phenomenal rent prices if they take their time looking, which is a factor in this city which bolsters the locals’ standard of living.

PROS

  • Kansas City’s traffic levels are quite reasonable, and locals only ever get caught in traffic jams during rush hours, but even so they’re minimal compared to those of larger U.S cities.

  • The city takes history and culture seriously, with their First World War museum, Union Station, the Nelson Atkins museum, the Jazz museum, and the Negro Leagues Baseball museum, and much more. Residents express they haven’t gotten around to visiting everything even after living in the city for years, so newcomers will have a lot to check out.

  • The average rental price for a 2-bedroom apartment in Kansas City is just $1,140, and if you want to find something even more affordable you can take a look in the neighbourhoods that are outside of the Downtown area.

CONS

  • Despite having a cable car that runs through almost the entire Downtown area, Kansas City’s bus transport is not very popular. Many just stick to using their car for getting around since it’s much more dependable than the public transport.

  • Kansas City is landlocked, meaning that it’s a long drive if you want to reach other cities, or the coast. This difficulty for moving around makes Kansas City a poor option for those who have to commute regularly.

  • The city unfortunately has crime rates above the national average, especially for violent crime. Newcomers are recommended to research the neighbourhoods well before deciding where they plan to live.

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Kansas City, USA

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Kansas City
  • 20 Apr, 2022: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Philosophy) updated with University of Missouri-Kansas City in position 401.
  • 04 Apr, 2022: Scimago Institutions published most recent results of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. University of Missouri-Kansas City achieves position 419.
  • 28 Mar, 2022: Latest US News: Best Grad Schools (US) (Medicine - Research) from Us News. 6 universities from Kansas City appear in this ranking.
  • 01 Jan, 2022: New edition of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. 8 universities in Kansas City ranked.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Kansas City

Law
#114 
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Education
#117 
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Nursing
#151 
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Art
#204 
Kansas City Art Institute
Engineering
#270 
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Computer Science
#359 
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Chemistry
#401 
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Psychology
#463 
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Rankings of universities in Kansas City, USA 2022

#1

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (109 reviews)
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  • #327 
  • #327 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #137 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #166 
  • #419 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#2

Rockhurst University

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (114 reviews)
  • #507 
  • #522 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #586 
  • #3477 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #391 
  • #395 
Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 08 September, 2021]


#3

Kansas City Art Institute

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (165 reviews)
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  • #1032 
  • #1073 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1136 
  • #1188 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1456 
  • #8481 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]



#4

Avila University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (69 reviews)
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  • #1059 
  • #1099 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #913 
  • #947 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1064 
  • #6715 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#5

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (126 reviews)
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  • #497 
  • #2915 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #766 
  • #5084 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#6

Calvary University

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (133 reviews)
  • #1374 
  • #1441 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1396 
  • #1469 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1561 
  • #9447 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#7

Donnelly College

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (58 reviews)
  • #1680 
  • #11796 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


Student Opinions About Studying in Kansas City

“Kansas City is a place with really authentic people, and doesn’t take kindly to pretentious personalities. If you’re the kind of person who values this kind of trait, you’ll make friends in no time.”

“The quality of apartment you can find for the asking price can be really great sometimes in this city. If you’re patient and you look around for a little while you can find something that would bankrupt you if it were in another city.”

“This is the kind of city that you get familiar with quickly, but at the same time it doesn’t end up feeling like a small city. There’s also a lot to do here, so you simply don’t run out of things to see or try.”

Kansas City Key Facts for International Students

Population: 460000

Elevation: 274 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -6

District/province: Missouri, Jackson County

Living costs for students in Kansas City:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 81* (19% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 63* (37% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 73* (27% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.74 US$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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University of Missouri-Kansas City ranks #1 in Kansas City in our meta ranking composed of 117 university rankings.

Among all universities in Kansas City University of Missouri-Kansas City is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 21 rankings where University of Missouri-Kansas City is listed.

University of Missouri-Kansas City is ranked best in Kansas City for Law (Law). See all rankings for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Missouri-Kansas City is ranked best in Kansas City for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Missouri-Kansas City is ranked best in Kansas City for Medicine & Health (Nursing). See all rankings for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Kansas City Art Institute is ranked best in Kansas City for Arts Visual & Performing (Art). See all rankings for the Kansas City Art Institute.

University of Missouri-Kansas City is ranked best in Kansas City for Engineering (Engineering). See all rankings for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Missouri-Kansas City is ranked best in Kansas City for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Missouri-Kansas City is ranked best in Kansas City for Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Missouri-Kansas City is ranked best in Kansas City for Social Studies & Humanities (Psychology). See all rankings for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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Forbes

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Kiplinger

Criteria used in ranking -Kiplinger's Best College Values:
Quality Criteria 55%
Cost Criteria 45%

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MONEY

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):
Ranking is based on ROI

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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StuDocu

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Urap

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Us News

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Wallstreet Journal USA & THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings:
Outcomes 40% (employability)
Resources 30%
Engagement 20% (teaching)
Environment 10% (diversity)

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -Washington Monthly - National Universities:
Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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