Higher EducationGrain Valley’s location in the Kansas City Metro is about an hour’s drive from multiple community colleges and four-year universities in both Missouri and Kansas.

These schools bring culture and diversity, connecting hundreds of bright, talented graduates with area employers every year. They also serve the educational needs to area adults and businesses through corporate training programs, adult degree programs, graduate programs, and non-traditional course delivery.


Community Colleges

Brown Mackie College
Donnelly College
Hillyard Technical Center
Johnson County Community College
Kansas City KS Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Blue River Community College
Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology
Longview Community College
Maple Wood Community College
Penn Valley Community College
Pinnacle Career Institute
The Art Institute International Kansas City
Washburn Institute of Technology

Four Year Colleges

Avila College
Baker University
Benedictine College
DeVry Institute of Technology
Haskell Indian National University
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
MidAmerican Nazarene University
Missouri Western State University
Ottawa University Park University
Rockhurst University
University of Central Missouri
University of St. Mary
Washburn University
Webster University
William Jewell College

Regional Universities

University of Missouri: Located just an hour and a half East of Grain Valley is the foundation of our University System in Missouri. With Nationally recognized programs in Journalism, Engineering, and Business you are sure to find tomorrows leaders at Good Old Mizzou!!!

University of Kansas: Located just an hour to the west of Grain Valley in Lawrence Kansas the University of Kansas has continually fostered programs recognized in Law, Medicine, and Engineering. With the screams of Rock Chalk Jayhawk coming from Allen Fieldhouse home of the Basketball National Champion Kansas Jayhawks Lawrence is easy to find and hard to leave.