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KanREN Consortium Members

Anchor Institutions

University of Kansas

kuThe University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multicampus system. KU's many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a "center for learning, research, scholarship and creative endeavor" in the state of Kansas, the nation and the world.

Kansas State University

ksuKansas State University ranks as one of the nation's "cutting-edge schools," according to a guidebook that pinpoints today’s hottest majors and the innovative colleges that offer them. K-State was the only school in the Big 12 to make the cut in Kaplan Publishing’s You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges and Unlimited Paths to Your Future.

Wichita State University

wsuAs Kansas' only urban-serving state university, WSU can offer things the others can't. By combining a traditional college atmosphere with the endless possibilities of the state's biggest city, Wichita State is the only school in Kansas that can provide an educational experience that goes beyond the limits of a typical college town. Bottom line - because we're in Wichita, Kansas, Wichita State students have advantages other students don't.

Emporia State University

esuEmporia State University was established in 1863 as the state’s first school for training teachers. Since its founding, ESU has improved the lives of students from Kansas, throughout the U.S., and around the world. This semester, the student body comes from 100 Kansas counties, 45 States, and 55 countries. ESU’s alumni base of more than 38,000 individuals lives in all 50 states and more than 70 countries.

Fort Hays Sate University

fhsuFort Hays State University is a liberal arts, state-assisted institution in western Kansas with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. It has four colleges - Arts and Sciences, Education and Technology, Business and Leadership, and Health and Life Sciences - and a Graduate School. It also has a Virtual College that delivers courses electronically throughout Kansas and beyond.

Pittsburg Sate University

psuMidwest values and hospitality are found on this campus of 7,000 students where the student to faculty ratio is 18-to-1. At Pittsburg State University, students can choose from over 100 academic programs distributed among the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology. Pittsburg State students enjoy small class sizes, challenging courses, a caring faculty, and modern classrooms.

University of Kansas Medical Center

kumedThe University of Kansas Medical Center is a campus of the University of Kansas and offers educational programs through its Schools of Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. The campus is comprised of academic units operating alongside The University of Kansas Hospital.

Johnson County Community College

jcccWith more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

Washburn University

WashburnLocated on a 160-acre campus in the center of Topeka, the capital of Kansas, Washburn University provides broadly-based liberal arts and professional education. Accomplished faculty, small class sizes and state of the art technology provide more than 200 programs leading to certification, associate, bachelor, master’s and juris doctor degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Applied Studies, Business, Law and Nursing.

Kansas Board of Regents

ksborlogoThe nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (seven public universities, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges).

Private Colleges and Universities

  • Baker University
  • Central Christian College
  • Hesston College
  • Tabor College

Community Colleges

  • Allen County Community College
  • Barton County Community College
  • Butler Community College
  • Cloud County Community College
  • Colby Community College
  • Cowley Community College
  • Dodge City Community College
  • Fort Scott Community College
  • Garden City Community College
  • Highland Community College
  • Pratt Community College

Unified School Districts

  • Baldwin City USD 348
  • Burlingame USD 454
  • Cedar Vale USD 285
  • Central USD 462
  • Central Heights USD 288
  • Chapman USD 473
  • Doniphan West USD 111
  • Flinthills USD 492
  • Fredonia USD 484
  • Frontenac USD 249
  • Goddard USD 265
  • Jefferson County North USD 339
  • Kansas School for the Deaf and the Blind
  • Kaw Valley USD 321
  • Keystone Learning Services USD 608
  • Lawrence USD 497
  • Lyons USD 405
  • Marais Des Cygnes Valley USD 456
  • McLouth USD 342
  • Oskaloosa USD 341
  • Perry-Lecompton USD 343
  • Pittsburg USD 250
  • Prairie View USD 362
  • Riverside USD 114
  • Royal Valley USD 337
  • Silverlake USD 372
  • TEEN Interlocal 632
  • Troy USD 429
  • Valley Falls USD 338
  • Wellsville USD 289
  • West Franklin USD 287


  • Kansas City Kansas Public Library
  • Lawrence Public Library
  • Linn County Library - District #2
  • State Library of Kansas
  • Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Other Research and/or Education Organizations

  • Associated Colleges of Central Kansas
  • Bioscience & Technology Business Center
  • City of Lawrence
  • Douglas County
  • Hays Medical Center
  • Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County
  • Johnson County Government
  • Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC)
  • Mount Saint Scholastica
  • South Central Kansas Distance Learning Network
  • Southeast Kansas Education Service Center - Greenbush
  • Three Lakes Educational Cooperative
  • University of Kansas Endowment Association