The University of Kansas is one of the nation's leading education and research institutions and an engine of economic growth for the state of Kansas. The university enrolls more than 28,000 students across five campuses, including the KU Medical Center's three locations, and fulfills it mission in conjunction with affiliate organizations such as Kansas Athletics, KU Endowment, and KU Alumni Association. For an overview of the university's budget, visit our most recent Annual Financial Report.

State Funding

KU receives about 19 percent of its total budget from state appropriations. Since 2008, state support for KU has declined $14 million. This is a precipitous drop that has hampered our ability to serve Kansas and put upward pressure on tuition. See below for details.





One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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