Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) began as a chiropractic college in 1922, its roots planted by pioneers in the profession. The institution is proud to be recognized as one of the oldest nonprofit chiropractic colleges in the nation. Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, president, a fourth-generation chiropractor, and the grandson of the founders, leads the University.
CUKC has expanded its degrees to meet a wider range of healthcare careers while ensuring that chiropractic remains a cornerstone program.
In 2015, CUKC completed the final phase of its transition to University status. Building on the success of its existing healthcare degree programs, CUKC continues to evolve by adding new health sciences programs to meet changing needs.
Want to know how many students attend Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), the average GPA, or how many alumni are currently practicing in the healthcare field? Check out the facts below about CUKC.
Total students: 578
Undergraduate students: 74
Average age: 26
Student Origin: Students are from 26 states and two other countries
Alumni: Approximately 11,600 throughout the U.S. and internationally
CUKC Health Center/Student Health Center: 37,962 services last year
Average entering GPA: 3.27
Student-to-instructor ratio: 9:1
Average graduation rate (Doctor of Chiropractic Program): 85.3%
*Totals reflect data from Fall 2023.
CUKC boasts a retreat-like campus on 34 picturesque acres in suburban Overland Park, Kansas, part of the Kansas City metropolitan community. More than 100 years of history, tradition, knowledge, and achievement went into the development of CUKC’s state-of-the-art technology classrooms, labs, and patient-care facilities, all leading to better healthcare.
At CUKC, everything is connected to well-being. The institution’s mission is to provide strong student-centered academic and professional education with a focus on the areas of life sciences and health promotion through education, scholarship, and service.
The CUKC vision, through its College of Chiropractic and College of Health Sciences, is to educate and develop leaders in health promotion and help people embrace behaviors to control and improve their health.
Cleveland University-Kansas City educates and develops leaders in health promotion.
Chiropractic ◾ Health Sciences
The Doctor of Chiropractic program’s mission lies in the areas of education, scholarship, and service and the advancement of chiropractic.
The College of Health Sciences mission is to deliver exceptional health sciences programs that prepare students to be health promotion leaders in their communities.