See where 100 years of momentum will take you.

A history of looking forward

We welcomed our first students in 1916, which makes KCU one of the nation's founding colleges of osteopathic medicine. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a College of Dental Medicine.

One School - Two Locations

Kansas City, Mo., has been home to KCU for 100 years. Throughout our history, we’ve built strong community ties, particularly in our historic northeast neighborhood. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Mo., a second home.

KCU History 

Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, and the largest medical school in Missouri. Click here for more information. 

Tours and Visits

KCU is excited to once again be able to provide incoming and prospective students with the opportunity to tour our two campus locations. Learn more about tours and our virtual connect sessions.

Maps & Directions

Click here for directions to both campuses, campus maps, and virtual tours so you can visit online as well.


KCU Accreditation

Kansas City University is a private university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and recognized by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education for the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

Kansas City University's College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

The AOA is the official accrediting agency for osteopathic medicine approved by the United States Department of Education and by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.

The College of Dental Medicine’s program in predoctoral dental education is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “initial accreditation”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United Stated Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 213-440-4653 or at 211 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s website is: