About Kansas City

Skyline of Kansas City from the liberty memorial, union station in the foreground

Your home away from home

Cleveland University-Kansas City is in the heart of the heartland! We are located just 15 minutes southwest of the city in the inviting suburb of Overland Park, Kansas. The area offers a taste of city life, with the charm of a small town. The region is home to some amazing things when it comes to food, fun and family activities. We hope that our home will soon become yours!

Kansas City competed to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. To promote the city, local leaders had a video produced titled “Kansas City 2016 - All Roads Lead To Here.” To view the video, click here.

There is much to see and do in Kansas City, so there's no time to waste. But, before you know what is available, you have to find it first. To do that, click here.


Visit Overland Park's web site.

So, what does this area have to offer? In 2012, Overland Park finished ninth in a national listing of top cities compiled by CNN Money Magazine. And in 2009, U.S. News & World Report rated it #3 on its list of the "10 Best Places to Grow Up" in America. It’s an attractive, vibrant and safe suburban city with much to see and do. Check it out!

In addition, WalletHub.com recently named Overland Park one of the top cities in the nation for families.

Overland Park Named “Best City for Families,” by WalletHub.com

Livability.com ranked Overland Park high on its list of “Top 100 Places to Live.”

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Visit Kansas City's web site.

For those seeking a taste of the city, Kansas City is only a 15-minute drive from the campus in Overland Park. There are numerous ways to keep oneself occupied in the “City of Fountains.” From food to fun and everything in between!

Sure, we're a bit biased when it comes to our hometown, but the rest of the nation is noticing too! The Huffington Post called Kansas City a cool city and named it the #1 city on its list of “America's Top 5 Cities to Keep on Your Radar.”

Huffington Post Calls Kansas City the “Coolest” City in America

Huffington Post Ranks Kansas City #1

Forbes magazine was impressed with Kansas City calling it home to one of "America's Best Downtowns."

Forbes Announces List of America's Best Downtowns

Employment prospects are solid in the area as glassdoor.com named Kansas City one of the “25 Best Cities for Jobs.” The report was based on hiring opportunities, cost of living and job satisfaction.

Kansas City Ranked #2 by Glassdoor.com Among Top Cities for Jobs

The city is famous for barbecue and the Kansas City strip steak is our calling card. Discover all there is to see and do! Time spent here is enjoyable. So much so, that Kansas City was named one of the "Top 10 Destinations You Should Visit" by Lonely Planet.

To read the Kansas City listing, click the file below.

Kansas City Makes Lonely Planet's Top 10 List (2.2 MB)

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Map of Kansas City (96.2 KB)

Link to Google Maps