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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.

KU Medical Center is home to The University of Kansas Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center (one of only 69 NCI-designated centers in the country), as well as a National Institutes of Health-designated Alzheimer's Disease Center (one of only 31 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 2016: 3,509

Jaydoc statuetteSchool of Medicine: 2,159
M.D. program: 838
M.D.-Ph.D. program: 22
Residents: 797
Graduate programs: 332
Other programs: 131

School of Nursing: 677
Undergraduate programs: 364
Graduate programs: 300
Other programs: 13

School of Health Professions: 655
Undergraduate programs: 120
Graduate programs: 513
Other programs: 22

Interdisciplinary and other programs: 18
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 2015: $55,019,454
Fiscal year 2014: $58,776,889
Fiscal year 2013: $59,734,934
Fiscal year 2012: $62,532,988
Fiscal year 2011: $67,595,756


For more detailed reports, click here.


jayhawk scrubsTotal employees: 4,084

Kansas City metropolitan area: 3,421
Wichita metropolitan area: 402
Salina metropolitan area: 78
Other Kansas cities: 142 
Outside Kansas: 41

Total number of faculty: 1,233
School of Medicine: 906
School of Nursing: 53
School of Health Professions: 70

School of Medicine: 181
School of Nursing: 11
School of Health Professions: 12

Volunteer faculty affiliates: 2,352

Includes Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses.
Administrative faculty are excluded from the totals.
Employee numbers updated January 2016
Faculty numbers updated January 2016

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
• 44 buildings
• 2.4 million square feet
• Oldest building: Murphy Hall, 1924
• Newest building: Health Education Building opened July 2017



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

Last modified: Jul 26, 2018