KU Degree Completion in Kansas City

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Finishing your bachelor’s degree is likely a great decision for your career, family, life and personal income. But those can be the same reasons stopping you from completing your degree.

Through the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, you can earn your bachelor’s degree from a respected university in a setting designed for adult learners. You’ll experience class times and formats that fit with work and family obligations. Bachelor’s degrees available are designed to maximize your career benefits. Financial aid, scholarships and payment plans can help you afford your degree from the University of Kansas.

Is finishing your degree worth it? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports…

Educational attainmentSome college, no degree*Bachelor's degree*Difference
Average weekly earnings$802$1,19849% more in average weekly earnings
Unemployment rate3.7%2.2%40% less likely to be unemployed


Beyond the basic statistics, earning your bachelor degree has many benefits. It may help you secure a more satisfying job, demonstrate to those around you how much you value education, achieve personal satisfaction and confidence, expand your network, and much more.

Bachelor’s degree completion programs available

Whether you want to start, advance in or change your career, bachelor degree completion programs from the University of Kansas Edwards Campus are a great choice. By transferring approved credits and courses from a bachelor’s program you started but did not finish, or from a community college, or both, you can quickly earn your degree. Choose from several career-focused degree completion programs:

  • American Sign Language & Deaf Studies
  • Applied Cybersecurity
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Society
  • Literature, Language, and Writing
  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Operations Management
  • Professional Studies
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

Affordable degree completion programs from KU in Kansas City

Completing your bachelor’s degree is a major investment of time and money. Fortunately, KU offers financial aid as well as guidance on how to secure support from other sources. KU awards more than $200 million annually in financial aid, and 69 percent of undergraduates receive aid. At the Edwards Campus, you have access to a dedicated financial aid advisor who knows the many sources of potential aid, knows the steps to apply for it and is available to help you.

Qualifying Missouri residents in the Kansas City area pay tuition equivalent to Kansas in-state rates with the MetroKC rate exclusive to the Edwards Campus. Many KU Edwards Campus students complete their degree with employer tuition assistance. You will be supported through that process as well. Finally, a monthly payment plan is available, so you can pay any out-of-pocket tuition and fees in installments.

Be sure to contact us as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of obtaining financial aid. Many deadlines are well in advance of class start dates.

Get started in a quality degree completion program

Many students choose the Edwards Campus because it is conveniently located in the Greater Kansas City area and has the quality and recognition that comes with a degree from the University of Kansas. You will learn from Research 1 academic faculty, many of whom are tenured professors and many of whom have experience working in their respective fields for businesses, non-profits, government agencies and other organizations. This means you will learn fundamental theories, the latest concepts, applied practice and in experiential learning opportunities.

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Choosing the best bachelor’s completion program

The KU Edwards Campus is designed to serve non-traditional students, including those who work full-time or part-time, those with children, first-generation students, transfer students and more. Academic majors, class schedules, student and career services, and even transportation options to reach campus are built to serve busy adults.

The University of Kansas including the Edwards Campus is a multi-year member of the Phi Kappa Theta Honor Roll for Excellence in Community College Transfer Pathways.

98% of KUEC alumni are satisfied with the quality of education they received
37% work full time, 25% work part time
More than 1/3 have children high-school arge or younger

Next steps in starting a degree completion program at KU

Let’s get into the details. Contact us now for…

  • Discussion of academic programs and career paths
  • Admissions requirements and process
  • Transcript and transfer credit review
  • Financial aid options
  • Tuition and fees
  • Courses, class times, and more!

*Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm dated March 2018