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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 71 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 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

Total number of students, Fall 2020: 3,655

Jaydoc statuetteSchool of Medicine: 2,163
M.D. program: 838
M.D.-Ph.D. program: 28
Residents: 870
Graduate programs: 399
Other programs: 28

School of Nursing: 722
Undergraduate programs: 429
Graduate programs: 293

School of Health Professions: 731
Undergraduate programs: 136
Graduate programs: 574
Other programs: 21

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 2020: $77,014,486
Fiscal year 2019: $71,123,425
Fiscal year 2018: $58,674,693
Fiscal year 2017: $52,782,659
Fiscal year 2016: $49,801,526
Fiscal year 2015: $55,019,454

For more detailed reports, click here.


jayhawk scrubsTotal employees: 4,830

Total number of faculty: 3,978
School of Medicine: 2,750
School of Nursing: 86
School of Health Professions: 127

Volunteer faculty affiliates: 2,736

Includes Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses.
Administrative faculty are excluded from the totals.
Employee numbers updated February 2021
Faculty numbers updated February 2021

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: Feb 18, 2021