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 Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Health Professions, as well as The University of Kansas Hospital, which is a separate entity run by The University of Kansas Health System.
KU Medical Center is home to The University of Kansas Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center (one of only 70 NCI-designated centers in the country), as well as a National Institutes of Health-designated Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (one of only 32 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.
Total number of students, Fall 2021: 3,727
School of Medicine: 2,244
M.D. program: 830
M.D.-Ph.D. program: 29
Graduate programs: 376
Other programs: 89
School of Nursing: 690
Undergraduate programs: 413
Graduate programs: 277
School of Health Professions: 767
Undergraduate programs: 129
Graduate programs: 618
Other programs: 20
Interdisciplinary and other programs: 22
Federal funding for research
National Institutes of Health funding for research at KU Medical Center:
Fiscal year 2020: $77,014,486
Fiscal year 2019: $71,074,759
Fiscal year 2017: $52,782,659
Fiscal year 2016: $49,801,526
Fiscal year 2015: $55,019,454
Total employees: 6,827
Total number of faculty: 3,601
School of Medicine: 1,261
School of Nursing: 68
School of Health Professions: 85
Volunteer faculty affiliates: 2,187
Includes Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses.
Administrative faculty are excluded from the totals.
Employee numbers updated January 2018
Faculty numbers updated January 2018
KU Medical Center activities throughout Kansas
The University of Kansas Medical Center works with communities in every county in Kansas.
For information on the medical center's outreach efforts, click here.
To see how KU Medical Center benefits the welfare of Kansas, click here.
Kansas City campus facts
- 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.