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 68 NCI-designated centers in the country), as well as a National Institutes of Health-designated Alzheimer's Disease Center (one of only 29 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 2013: 3,349

Jaydoc statuetteSchool of Medicine: 2,060
M.D. program: 800
M.D.-Ph.D. program: 32
Residents: 813
Graduate programs: 288
Other programs: 127

School of Nursing: 662
Undergraduate programs: 281
Graduate programs: 371
Other programs: 10

School of Health Professions: 591
Undergraduate programs: 155
Graduate programs: 420
Other programs: 16

Interdisciplinary and other programs: 36
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 2013: $59,734,934
Fiscal year 2012: $62,532,988
Fiscal year 2011: $67,595,756
Fiscal year 2010: $66,874,079
Fiscal year 2009: $56,428,772
Fiscal year 2008: $55,583,303
For total external research funding and NIH funding broken out by totals and departments, click here.

For more detailed reports, click here.


jayhawk scrubsTotal employees: 3,869

Kansas City metropolitan area: 3,427
Wichita metropolitan area: 364
Salina metropolitan area: 48
Other Kansas cities: 17
Outside Kansas: 13

Total number of faculty: 1,179
School of Medicine: 864
School of Nursing: 53
School of Health Professions: 69

School of Medicine: 169
School of Nursing: 14
School of Health Professions: 10

Volunteer faculty affiliates: 2,099

Includes Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses.
Administrative faculty are excluded from the totals.
Employee numbers updated July 2013
Faculty numbers updated October 2013

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
• 43 buildings
• 2.4 million square feet
• Oldest building: Murphy Hall, 1924
• Newest building: Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center, 2006



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

Updated July 2013

Last modified: Dec 02, 2014