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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.

The KU Medical Center main campus at the corner of 39th Street and Rainbow Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., consists of the University of Kansas School of Health Professions, School of Medicine and School of Nursing, as well as The University of Kansas Hospital, which is a separate entity run by The University of Kansas Health System.

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 comprehensive cancer center, as well as a National Institutes of Health-designated Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

It is also one of 60 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

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Total number of students, fall 2023: 3,886

School of Medicine: 2,470
M.D. program: 830
M.D.-Ph.D. program: 38
Graduate medical education: 939
Graduate programs: 410
Other trainees: 253

School of Nursing: 589
Undergraduate programs: 390
Graduate programs: 199

School of Health Professions: 792
Undergraduate programs: 105
Graduate programs: 658
Other programs: 29

Interdisciplinary and other programs: 35

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Federal funding for research

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National Institutes of Health funding for research at KU Medical Center:

Fiscal year 2023: $102,986,873

Fiscal year 2022: $80,030,942

Fiscal year 2021: $71,611,090

Fiscal year 2020: $77,014,486

Fiscal year 2019: $71,074,759


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Total employees, fall 2023: 5,460

Full-time faculty: 1,479

  • School of Medicine: 1,345
  • School of Nursing: 48
  • School of Health Professions: 86

Part-time faculty: 212

Volunteer faculty affiliates: 2,624

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KU Medical Center activities throughout Kansas

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

Learn more about outreach efforts based at the medical center and explore the many programs and services offered by the Institute for Community Engagement.

Kansas City campus facts

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  • 41 acres
  • 46 buildings
  • 2.4 million square feet
  • Oldest building: Murphy Hall, 1924
  • Newest building: Health Education Building, 2017

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