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KU Medical Center Fast Facts

The University of Kansas Medical Center serves Kansas through excellence in education, research, patient care and community engagement.

Its main campus at the corner of 39th Street and Rainbow Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., consists of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Health Professions, as well as The University of Kansas Hospital, which is a separate entity. The School of Medicine — the only medical school in Kansas — also has campuses in Wichita and Salina. The KU School of Nursing has campuses in Kansas City and Salina.

KU Medical Center is home to The University of Kansas Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center (one of only 70 NCI-designated centers in the country), as well as a National Institutes of Health-designated Alzheimer's Disease Center (one of only 32 such centers in the country).

It is also one of 62 institutions in the national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium, where researchers are working to speed up basic-science discoveries into cures and treatments.

Student Enrollment

Total number of students, Fall 2018: 3,695

Jaydoc statuetteSchool of Medicine: 2,213
M.D. program: 840
M.D.-Ph.D. program: 27
Residents: 812
Graduate programs: 376
Other programs: 158

School of Nursing: 748
Undergraduate programs: 420
Graduate programs: 328

School of Health Professions: 712
Undergraduate programs: 160
Graduate programs: 535
Other programs: 17

Interdisciplinary and other programs: 22
More detailed student enrollment reports are here.

Federal funding for research

test tubesNational Institutes of Health funding for research at KU Medical Center:
Fiscal year 2017: $52,782,659
Fiscal year 2016: $49,801,526
Fiscal year 2015: $55,019,454
Fiscal year 2014: $58,776,889


For more detailed reports, click here.


jayhawk scrubsTotal employees: 6,827

Total number of faculty: 3,601
School of Medicine: 1,261
School of Nursing: 68
School of Health Professions: 85

Volunteer faculty affiliates: 2,187

Includes Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses.
Administrative faculty are excluded from the totals.
Employee numbers updated January 2018
Faculty numbers updated January 2018

KU Medical Center activities throughout Kansas

sunflowerThe University of Kansas Medical Center works with communities in every county in Kansas.

For a detailing the medical center's work in every county, click here.

To see how KU Medical Center benefits the entire state of Kansas, click here.

Kansas City campus facts

Murphy building

• 41 acres
• 46 buildings
• 2.4 million square feet
• Oldest building: Murphy Hall, 1924
• Newest building: Salina Health Education Center opened July 2018



More detailed information is available from the KU Medical Center Office of Enterprise Analytics.

Last modified: Dec 12, 2018