History, Affiliations and Rankings
Kansas Governor Thomas Carney signed a bill forming the state university in Lawrence into law on February 20, 1863. Kansas was one of 131 schools and universities around the country that participated in the V-12 Navy College Training Program, which provided students with a road to a Navy commission during WWII. The Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the US Department of Education, has granted the University of Kansas accreditation. This institution has been continuously accredited since 1913. In addition, certain programs of the University have specialized accreditation. The university is academically affiliated with Association of American Universities (AAU), Centre for Research Libraries (CRL), Space-grant and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The University of Kansas secured the ranking of #387 in QS World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranked the University at #122 in National Universities (tie), #73 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie) and #105 in Best Value Schools.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university has five campuses namely, Lawrence Campus, Medical Centre, Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Wichita Campus (School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy), Salina Campus (School of Medicine), Kansas Law Enforcement Training Centre in Hutchinson, Juniper Gardens in Kansas City and Life Span Institute at Parsons. The university offers 400+ undergraduate and graduate degrees across various disciplines through their 11 colleges and schools. The most popular majors at University of Kansas include: Psychology, Finance, Registered Nursing, Marketing Management, Business and Pharmacy.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Kansas is a significant research and teaching university in the United States. The university's objective is to educate leaders, establish healthy communities, and make world-changing discoveries in order to benefit students and society. The university also works to ensure the environment's long-term viability. KU has a long history of research breakthroughs. Students and teachers work on solutions that transform and improve our society through independent, multidisciplinary research centres. Externally financed research at the institution totals $292.6 million. Their graduate and postdoctoral researchers are constantly breaking new ground in medicine, technology, engineering, and a variety of other professions and sectors, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in their rapidly expanding global civilization. Some of the notable names include Kathleen Sebelius, Former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Paul Rudd, American actor and Jim Ryun, Former United States Representative.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Kansas has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,135 students (fall 2020), with a 47 percent male and 53 percent female gender split. More than 1,700 foreign students from over 100 nations from all corners of the globe make up the university's vibrant community. The University Career Centre offers KU students and alumni a wide range of career assistance and tools. Among the top employers of university graduates are Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, Accenture, and Google.