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    • KCU distributes iPads to all students and faculty. 
    • KCU reduced tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year, as part of an effort to help students control debt.
    • During the past academic year, KCU students performed more than 15,000 hours of community service through organized activity.  
     
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Alumni Impact

  • Improving the well-being of the communities we serve

    KCU is the second-largest provider of physicians in Missouri and Kansas, with 58 percent of alumni practicing in primary care specialties and 19 percent in rural areas in the regions.

    National 2014National Statistics | Graduate Practice Locations Total: 7,154
    According to data from the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NCAHD): 

    • 37 percent of KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine alumni practice in a primary care HPSA (Health Professional Shortage Areas).
    • 17 percent practice in Missouri.
    • 58 percent practice in primary care specialty.
    • 19 percent practice in a rural area.
    • 31 percent practice in a medically under-served area/medically under-served population.

    Data Source: NCAHD's Enhanced State Licensure Data (2014); Rural designation is OMB's county/census tract; MUA/MUP and PC HPSA came from HRSA (7/2014)

    Regional 2014Regional Statistics | Graduate Practice Locations Total: 2,174
    According to data from the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data: 

    • 31 percent of KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine alumni practice in the following regions: Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma.
    • 59 percent practice in a primary care HPSA (Health Professional Shortage Areas).
    • 73 percent practice in primary care specialty.
    • 25 percent practice in a rural area.
    • 32 percent practice in a medically under-served area/medically under-served population.

    Data Source: NCAHD's Enhanced State Licensure Data (2014); Rural designation is OMB's county/census tract; MUA/MUP and PC HPSA came from HRSA (8/2014)

    Missouri 2014Missouri Statistics | Graduates of Missouri Medical Schools
    Map represents KCU-COM Alumni (total: 1,187 and all other Missouri medical colleges combined (total: 4,991).
     
    According to data from the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data:

    • 58 percent of all DOs practice a primary care specialty.
    • 26 percent of all MDs practice a primary care specialty.
    • 60 percent of all in-state DOs graduated from KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine.
    • 59 percent of all KCU-COM alumni practice a primary care specialty.
    • 53 percent of all DOs practice in a rural area.

    Data Source: NCAHD's Enhanced State Licensure Data (2014); Rural designation is OMB's county/census track; HRSA's Medically Underserved (7/2014)