Higher Education:

Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, is less than 20 minutes from Southwest Johnson County and offers over 40 programs of study and 100 degree and certificate options.

As of the 2021-22 school year, Johnson County Community College has nearly 900 full-time faculty/staff, over 1,200 adjunct faculty/part-time staff, and over 16,600 students.

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The University of Missouri – Kansas City is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Its campus is located just over 30 minutes from Southwest Johnson County. UMKC supports over 16,000 students with a 1:14 faculty-to-student ratio and offers degrees in more than 125 academic areas.

Avila University, about 25 miles from Southwest Johnson County, is a liberal arts university located in Kansas City, Missouri with an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students. Avila University’s most popular degree programs include nursing, business administration, professional health sciences, and psychology.

The University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence, Kansas, is about 30 minutes from Southwest Johnson County and averages an enrollment of around 28,500 students across its five campuses.

The University of Kansas offers

  • Over 5,000 courses
  • 400 degree and certificate programs
  • More than 2,800 faculty members

In addition to diverse degree programs, KU’s School of Professional Studies facilitates social mobility and equity by providing high-quality academic programs, research activities and engaged learning initiatives to meet local workforce, economic and student needs.

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public two-year institution right at 30 minutes from Southwest Johnson County and offers more than 81 degree and certificate programs, including associate degrees, one-year programs, and certification programs.

Kansas City Kansas Community College averages an annual student enrollment of around 9,000. Its top five career programs include:

  • Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Business Administration AAS
  • Nursing/RN AAS
  • Police Science AAS
  • Business AS

The Learning and Career Center is a collaborative effort among private industry, educational institutions, community, and workforce partners that is focused on developing a highly trained workforce for the logistics and supply chain industry in and around the Logistics Park Kansas City.

The Learning and Career Center strives to create training programs that produce excellent employees and deliver employment services to job seekers and companies within the Logistics Park Kansas City and surrounding Southwest Johnson County, Kansas, area. Specialized courses at the Learning and Career Center are offered through the Supply Chain and Logistics curriculum of Johnson County Community College.

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School Districts:

Gardner Edgerton School District: Gardner Edgerton USD 231 is an award-winning school district that has received over 30 Governor’s Achievement Awards and was named a 2011, 2016, and 2017 Blue Ribbon School district. Gardner Edgerton USD 231 has approximately 5,800 students enrolled across 11 schools – seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school.

Johnson County, Kansas, School Districts: