Have you been thinking about pursuing graduate programs in Kansas City? Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, located in the western part of the state at the junction of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. The Kansas City metropolitan area, once known primarily for agriculture and manufacturing, has expanded its economic base to include strong growth in areas of telecommunications, banking and finance, and the service industry. You will sometimes see the area abbreviated simply as KC.
A few large companies are headquartered in Kansas City, including AMC Theatres, Hallmark Cards, H&R Block, hostess Brands and more. Tourist attractions include the Kansas City Repertory Theatre (the area's top professional theatre company), The Kansas City Ballet, The Kansas City Museum and various casinos. Professional sports teams in the area include the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and the Kansas City Royals (MLB). Kansas City has 132 miles of boulevards and parkways, including 214 urban parks, 152 ball diamonds, 30 pools and 47 park shelters. KC is also home to the largest maker of boxed chocolates in the world-Russell Stover Candies.
As of a 2013 estimate, Kansas City had a population of 467,007. This is a 1.6% change from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013. 31.3% of the population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and the median household income is $45,275. The median age of residents is 34.
If the area of Kansas City seems like a good fit, check out some of the graduate programs and colleges listed below.