When researching chiropractic schools in Kansas, it’s likely you’ve run across the name Cleveland Chiropractic College. That’s because Cleveland Chiropractic College has a nearly 100-year history of educating doctors of chiropractic and more than one out of every 10 chiropractors in the U.S. is a Cleveland graduate. As a health-care focused institution, we’re quite proud of that, just as we’re proud to remind you that Cleveland Chiropractic College has become Cleveland University-Kansas City’s College of Chiropractic. Think of it as more of the best, with a new name.
A lot has changed over the past 10 years, and Cleveland continues to innovate and pioneer the field of chiropractic in the tradition of our founding “Cleveland” families.
Cleveland Chiropractic College is Cleveland University-Kansas City
In January of 2008, Cleveland Chiropractic College expanded from the mid-Kansas City area to the KC suburb of Overland Park, Kan. The name change in 2015 to Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) reflects a desire to continue moving forward.
Now it’s time to celebrate. The Overland Park, Kan., location has been the new “Cleveland” home for high-quality chiropractic education and expanded degree options for the past 10 years. (Get more information about a chiropractic career with this free ebook.)
There’s much to love about the CUKC campus, and President Carl S. Cleveland III knew it from the start. He says he was “12 minutes into a tour of the main building” when he knew the Overland Park campus was the home CUKC students deserved.
One unique aspect of the campus is the expansive 175,000 sq. ft. main building – as much space as three football fields. Wet and dry laboratories, library, cafeteria, computer stations, plus study and lounge areas are under one roof. An adjacent building houses a fitness center and child care.
Another location advantage is greater ability – and space – to tap into technological innovations. One example of that vision is CUKC integrating new Force Sensing Table Technology (FSTT) into the adjustive technique curriculum.
Force-sensing tables with force-sensing mannequins give students immediate, recorded feedback, resulting in increased confidence in their adjusting techniques. Search among chiropractic schools in Kansas, Kansas City or the heart of the Midwest, and CUKC’s College of Chiropractic will be the only one with two FSTT tables for its students.
The Overland Park location itself has proven itself as a top-tier place for chiropractic schools in Kansas and the Midwest area year after year. The city offers access to a 15-county Kansas City metropolitan area and its vibrant network of sources for clinical experiences. Livability.com calls Overland Park one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live based on economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, and education. AllHealthcare.com ranks Kansas City among the top 15 cities to begin a health care career.
The legacy of Cleveland Chiropractic College’s commitment to high-quality education continues at CUKC: the number of chiropractic students has remained steady, and even grown. Research for chiropractic schools in Kansas proves CUKC is the place for chiropractic education. In fall 2017, CUKC welcomed its largest incoming Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) students in the last 10 years. Overall, there are more than 490 D.C. students on campus, with dozens more in other degree programs or taking coursework leading to other health care focused careers.
Still, a primary focus is chiropractic, and the 3.3 year schedule for a 4-year degree hits the mark. Year after year, the scores for CUKC students on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) exams prove it: a top-tier pass rate for our students on the NBCE exam averages above 94 percent over the past four years.
CUKC Highlights, 2008-18
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