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Higher Education

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Although there are no Higher Education learning facilities in Prairie Village, opportunities abound in the Kansas City Metro Region.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC)

The City is a part of the Johnson County Community College District (JCCC) which was formed in 1967 and began offering classes in 1969. It maintains a sprawling campus in Overland Park, Kansas, which is a 15 minute drive from Prairie Village. JCCC offers a broad based curriculum which gives students an opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree. These courses also fulfill requirements for credit at four year state universities. JCCC offers a wide variety of courses for continuing education to all adult residents of the county.

University of Kansas - Edwards Campus

Also located in Overland Park is the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. This facility is an
extension of the University’s main campus located approximately 45 minutes west of Prairie
Village in Lawrence. The University, long recognized as one of the America’s top state
universities, provides a wide variety of graduate courses at this facility. The Edwards Campus is
a 15 minute drive from Prairie Village.

Other Universities

Located nearby is the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). This four year campus
offers a full variety of undergraduate and graduate programs including law and medical
schools. Other private colleges are easily accessible, including Rockhurst University and Avila
in Kansas City; William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri; Park University in Parkville, Missouri and Mid-American Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.