Kansas City University is a private medical school with its main campus in Kansas City, Missouri and an additional campus in Joplin, Missouri. Founded in 1916, KCU is one of the original osteopathic medical schools in the United States. It consists of both a College of Osteopathic Medicine and a College of Biosciences. KCU is one of the largest medical schools in the nation by enrollment.
In 2017, KCU began welcoming medical students onto the new Farber-MacIntire campus, in Joplin, Missouri. The university is also currently in the process of developing and constructing a College of Dental Medicine on their Joplin campus, which is scheduled to open in Fall 2022.
KCU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and recognized by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education for the Missouri Department of Higher Education. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.