The University of Kansas

Category: Tier 1 research institution | State: KS

About The University of Kansas

Founded in 1866, the University of Kansas is the state's flagship university. The Jayhawk community extends around the globe, united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to creating a better world. We push the boundaries of knowledge, transform the academic experience, and create solutions through innovative research. We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university. We are the largest school in Kansas, with more than 400 degree and certificate programs in 13 academic schools – including the state's only medical and pharmacy schools.

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Military Student Support & Retention

Why you should attend?

KU is committed to serving military-affiliated students transitioning to higher education, persisting to graduation, and moving to the next chapter of their lives. We provide tailored assistance through a variety of programs and services. Our 3,000 square-foot Military-Affiliated Student Center is a centralized resource featuring study and lounge spaces, Student Veterans of America chapter, VA benefits service officer, and VA's VetSuccess on Campus program. Through programs at KU in Leavenworth, students can complete coursework within 10 months through accelerated programming and flexible class times to fit the schedules of military careers. Graduate Military Programs also assists servicemembers in obtaining advanced degrees.

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


Top Degrees


A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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