Network Institutions

Kauffman Scholars partners with institutions of higher education in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas committed to attracting and retaining our Scholars. Members of the KSI Network of Postsecondary Institutions gain access to a diverse group of highly motivated students capable of succeeding at the postsecondary level. Together, we can enhance learning today and build leaders for tomorrow.

Network Institutions are committed to:

  • Offering significant student support services on campus to help students persist in obtaining their degrees;
  • Providing a safe and nurturing learning environment;
  • Encouraging involvement in experiences that benefit students both academically and personally;
  • Honoring their relationship with KSI by investing in each student and supporting his or her journey to postsecondary success.

Avila University

Kansas City, MO

Avila University is a small, private university with enrollment of just under 2,000 students. Avila offers 60 undergraduate programs and concentrations, with a strong and competitive nursing program being among them. Located in Kansas City and offering on-campus housing, Avila allows Scholars to stay close to home while experiencing campus life.

Baker University

Baldwin City, KS

Baker University is a private, liberal arts university that educates traditional and nontraditional students through small classes, innovative instructors and rigorous coursework. 

Benedictine College

Atchison, KS

Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report for the past four years as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. 

Donnelly College

Kansas City, KS

Donnelly College is an independent, coed Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. It is the region's only federally designated Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution.

Emporia State University

Emporia, KS

Serving 6,500 students in nationally recognized academic programs, Emporia State University is in close proximity to the three major metropolitan areas of Kansas – Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City.

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS

With enrollment of more than 20,000 students, JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. Also, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students for high-employment fields.

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

The oldest public university in Kansas, Kansas State has three campuses, nine colleges, more than 24,000 students, and more than 250 undergraduate majors.

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kansas City, KS

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public, urban, open-door, and comprehensive community college committed to excellence in higher education. It enrolls 7,000 students each year.

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Metropolitan Community College

Kansas City, MO

The five campuses of Metropolitan Community College serve approximately 18,000 students in metropolitan Kansas City each year. The college is home to strong transfer programs that cover the first two years of a four-year degree and 80 career programs.

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Its four-campus system makes it the second-largest university in Missouri.

Neosho County Community College

Chanute, KS

More than 2,000 students attend NCCC each semester at the college’s campuses in Chanute, Ottawa or online. The college offers associate degrees and numerous certificate programs. Its most popular vocational programs are nursing and medical assisting.

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, MO

Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university that offers 135 undergraduate and 36 master's degree programs.

Park University

Parkville, MO

An independent, non-profit private institution, Park University has its main campus in Parkville and 40 campus center locations in 21 states and online. It has expanded into a comprehensive master level institution and a top provider of education for the U.S. military.

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Located in the southeast corner of Kansas, Pittsburg State has more than 7,000 students and 100-plus academic programs within the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology.

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive, regional university offering 200 areas of study with numerous academic accreditations.

State Fair Community College

Sedalia, MO

State Fair Community College is a public nonprofit college that serves the educational needs of 14 counties in west-central Missouri. More than 4,000 students attend.

State Fair Community College

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO

Serving nearly 12,000 students at state, regional, and national levels, the University of Central Missouri offers 150 programs of study leading to associate's degrees, certificates, bachelor's and master's degrees, education specialist degrees, or cooperative doctorates.

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

Kauffman Scholars, Inc. welcomed the University of Arkansas into the Network Fall 2014. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a public, land-grant institution located three and a half hours south of Kansas City in Fatetteville, Arkansas. U of A has strong degree programs in the architecture and agriculture industries, just to name a few.

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

A major public research and teaching institution of 28,000 students and 2,600 faculty on five campuses, the University of Kansas has 13 schools, including the only schools of pharmacy and medicine in the state, and offers more than 345 degree programs in 200 fields.

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University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

MU is Missouri's flagship university and largest land grant university. Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 34 public U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU).

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

One of four University of Missouri campuses, UMKC is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate, and dual-enrolled high school students. More than 50 majors are offered in 125 academic areas.

University of Missouri-St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

A public metropolitan research university located in Missouri’s most populous region, UMSL is the largest university in the St. Louis area and the third-largest in Missouri. It offers 46 bachelor’s degree programs and 30 master’s degree programs.

Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

Wichita State is the only urban-serving public research university in the Kansas Board of Regents' system. With nearly 15,000 students, it offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs in 200 areas of study.