The Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) supports a wide spectrum of learners and provides educational information, counseling, academic instruction, tutoring, assistance in applying for financial aid, and supportive encouragement to both students and their families. While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, CEOP helps students overcome academic, economic, social, and cultural barriers to higher education. CEOP programs serve students at the University of Kansas, as well as youth, adults, and veterans in the Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City areas. CEOP partners with more than 70 community agencies and schools in the region, including school districts in Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City, Kansas, as well as the Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority, the Kansas City Career Center, the KU Center for Research on Learning, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$275 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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