Education - EDC of Lawrence & Douglas County
The Lawrence region is home to three universities and a student population of more than 30,000.
The University of Kansas is an anchor of the region and known for the quality of its academic programs. KU offers more than 190 undergraduate majors, and nearly 50 of its graduate programs are nationally ranked.
Renowned as a major research university, KU’s Innovation and Collaboration Center, and its more than 2,000 research professors and state of the art facilities are helping local companies move innovation into the marketplace.
Two other universities contribute to the wealth of higher education opportunities available in the area:
|Colleges and Universities||Enrollment|
|University of Kansas||28,000|
|Haskell Indian Nations University||1,000|
Lawrence Public Schools
- 11,000 students enrolled in Pre-K thru 12
- 14 elementary schools (K-5)
- 4 middle schools (6-8)
- 2 high schools (9-12)
99.4 percent of the available labor in the Lawrence Labor Basin has at least a high school diploma.