Our Choice Higher Ed Partner -
Johnson County Community College

Johnson County is served by one of the nation's leading community colleges: Johnson County Community College. 

Offering nearly 100 degree and certificate programs and serving over 18,000 students, it is our county's leading higher education institution.

In 2019, JCCC opened the The Hugh L. Libby Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) which now offers 69,000 square feet of classroom and learning areas including 14 labs. The new CTEC will provde today’s businesses with a trained workforce in  a variety of skillsets, including:

  • Automation Engineer Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology
  • Plumbing Certificate

In addition the the CTEC, the College also offers a robust Continuing Education program where non-degree seeking students can earn a variety of certificates in specific industry skills and even take classes for personal enrichment. Classes within the CE department range from computer and technical skills to creative enhancement like photography and culinary arts! Interested in a customized training program for your businesses or personal enrichment? They offer that too!

Explore a list of other area higher education institutions below! 

4-Year Schools

InstitutionLocationDistance from Shawnee (miles)
Friends University - KCLenexa, KS6
Kansas City Art InstituteKansas City, MO11
St. Luke’s CollegeKansas City, MO11
Rockhurst UniversityRockhurst University12
University of Kansas Medical CenterKansas City, KS12
University of Kansas Edwards CampusOverland Park, KS12
Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas CityOverland Park, KS12
University of St. Mary - Overland Park CampusOverland Park, KS12
National American UniversityOverland Park, KS12
Mid America Nazarene UniversityOlathe, KS13
DeVry University - KCKansas City, MO13
DeVry UniversityKansas City, MO13
Research College of NursingKansas City, MO14
Kansas City University of Medicine & BiosciencesKansas City, MO15
Ottawa University KCOverland Park, KS15
Colorado Technical University, Kansas CityKansas City, MO17
Avila UniversityKansas City, MO18
National American UniversityKansas City, MO18
Webster UniversityKansas City, MO20
Park UniversityParkville, MO22
Columbia CollegeKansas City, MO22
University of KansasLawrence, KS35
Ottawa UniversityOttawa University45
University of Central MissouriWarrensburg, MO68
University of MissouriColumbia, MO140


InstitutionLocationDistance from Shawnee (miles)
Johnson County Community CollegeOverland Park, KS7
Metropolitan Community College – Penn ValleyKansas City, MO11
Kansas City Kansas Community CollegeKansas City, KS12
Donnelly CollegeKansas City, KS12
Concorde Career CollegeKansas City, MO12
Pinnacle Career Institute

Kansas City, MO17
Metropolitan Community College - LongviewLee’s Summit, MO25
Metropolitan Community College - Maple WoodsKansas City, MO27
Metropolitan Community College - Blue RiverIndependence, MO30

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