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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 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.

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 2022: 3,766

School of Medicine: 2,333
M.D. program: 829
M.D.-Ph.D. program: 34
Residents: 915
Graduate programs: 376
Other programs: 179

School of Nursing: 631
Undergraduate programs: 393
Graduate programs: 238

School of Health Professions: 771
Undergraduate programs: 112
Graduate programs: 639
Other programs: 20

Interdisciplinary and other programs: 22

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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 2021:

Fiscal year 2020: $77,014,486

Fiscal year 2019: $71,074,759

Fiscal year 2017: $52,782,659

Fiscal year 2016: $49,801,526


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Total employees: 6,925

Total number of faculty: 3,836
School of Medicine: 1,341
School of Nursing: 62
School of Health Professions: 91

Volunteer faculty affiliates: 2,369

Includes Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses.

Data for FY 2022 faculty are based upon an extract from Workday on October 4, 2021

KU Medical Center activities throughout Kansas

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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

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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.