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Brown Mackie College-Kansas City (Four Year College)

  • Lenexa, KS
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  • Suburban
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The College

Brown Mackie College - Kansas City (Brown Mackie College) is one of over twenty-five locations in the Brown Mackie College system of schools (, which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students to pursue entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. Brown Mackie College schools offer bachelor's degree, associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs in health sciences, business, information technology, legal studies, and design to over 20,000 students in the Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Western United States.

The college was founded in Salina, Kansas, in July 1892 as the Kansas Wesleyan School of Business. In 1938, the college was incorporated as the Brown Mackie School of Business under the ownership of former Kansas Wesleyan instructors Perry E. Brown and A. B. Mackie. It became Brown Mackie College in January 1975.

Brown Mackie College in Lenexa, Kansas is a branch of Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kansas which accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413; phone: 800-621-7440 (toll free);

Brown Mackie College in Lenexa, Kansas is approved and authorized to grant the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree by the Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 Southwest Jackson Street, Suite 520, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1368.

The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449; phone: 301-652-AOTA. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

The veterinary technology program has provisional programmatic accreditation granted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Brown Mackie College - Kansas City is nonresidential, smoke free, and provides ample parking at no additional cost.


Brown Mackie College - Kansas City is located at 9705 Lenexa Drive in Lenexa, Kansas, just off Interstate 35 at 95th Street in Johnson County. The Olathe course site is located at 450 North Rogers Road, Suite 175, in Olathe, Kansas, just off Interstate 35 and Santa Fe Street in Johnson County.

Programs of Study and Degree Offerings

Brown Mackie College - Kansas City provides higher education to traditional and nontraditional students through bachelor's degree, associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs that can assist them in enhancing their career opportunities, broadening their perspectives through appropriate general education courses, thinking independently and critically, and improving problem-solving abilities. Brown Mackie College strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education.

In most programs, students can participate in day or evening classes, which begin every month. Programs are offered on a year-round basis, providing students with the ability to work uninterrupted toward completion of their programs. Brown Mackie College offers all programs in a unique One Course a Month format. This schedule allows students to focus studies on only one course for four weeks and has proven convenient for students with multiple obligations such as jobs and family.

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded in business administration and health care management.

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded in architectural design and drafting technology, business management, computer software applications, criminal justice, fitness trainer, health care administration, medical assisting, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, and veterinary technology.

Brown Mackie College - Kansas City also offers diploma programs in architectural drafting specialist, criminal justice specialist, general business, medical assistant, and medical insurance specialist.

A certificate program is offered in practical nursing.

The American Medical Technologists (AMT), which offers the certification for Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), accepts the accreditation of Brown Mackie College - Kansas City. Students will qualify to take the Registered Medical Assistant certification examination upon graduating the Brown Mackie College - Kansas City medical assisting and medical assistant programs. Graduates of the 48 credit-hour medical assistant program are not qualified to take the AMT/RMA exam.

Brown Mackie College does not guarantee third-party certification/licensing exams. Outside agencies control the requirements for certification/licensing and are subject to change without notification to the college.

Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Programs

Each college quarter comprises twelve weeks. Bachelor's degree programs require a minimum of sixteen quarters to complete. Associate degree programs require a minimum of eight quarters to complete. Programs are offered on a year-round basis, providing students with the ability to work uninterrupted toward their degrees. The college offers all programs in a unique One-Course-a-Month format. This allows students to focus studies on only one course for four weeks. This schedule has proven convenient for students with multiple obligations such as jobs and family.

Academic Facilities

In addition to classrooms and computer labs, Brown Mackie College - Kansas City maintains a library of curriculum-related resources, technical and general education materials, academic and professional periodicals, and audiovisual resources. Internet access also is available for research. The college has a bookstore that stocks texts, courseware, and other educational supplies required for courses and a variety of personal, recreational, and gift items, including apparel, supplies, and general merchandise incorporating the Brown Mackie College logo. Hours are posted at the bookstore entrance.

Brown Mackie College - Kansas City is fully committed to using eTextbooks and computer tablets in the classroom. Utilizing these tablets to access expanded course material, students are able to increase their acumen for using this technology and further enhance their educational experience. Students have the ability to directly download their eTextbooks to their tablet, eliminating the need to carry heavy, physical textbooks and reducing the overall cost of supplies.


Tuition for most programs in the 2012-13 academic year was $314 per credit hour and $20 per credit hour for general fees. Tuition for nursing programs was $381 per credit hour with general fees of $30 per credit hour. Tuition for the occupational therapy assistant program was $381 per credit hour with fees of $20 per credit hour. The cost of textbooks, if applicable, and other instructional materials varies by program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Brown Mackie College - Kansas City maintains a full-time staff of financial aid professionals to assist qualified students in obtaining financial assistance. The college participates in several student aid programs. Forms of financial aid available to qualified students through federal resources include Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal Work-Study Program, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Stafford Student Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), and the Federal PLUS Program. Eligible students may apply for veterans' educational benefits. Students with physical or mental disabilities that are a handicap to employment may be eligible for training services through the state Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. For further information, students should contact the Brown Mackie College - Kansas City Student Financial Services Office.

Each year, the college makes available President's Scholarships of $1,000 each to qualifying seniors from area high schools. In order to qualify, a senior must be graduating from a participating high school, have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, and submitted a brief essay. The student's extracurricular activities and community service are also considered. The President's Scholarship is available only to students enrolling in one of the college's degree programs. Students awarded the scholarship must enroll at Brown Mackie College - Kansas City between June and September immediately following their high school graduation. Applications for these scholarships can be obtained from the guidance departments of participating high schools. These applications must be completed and returned to the college by March 31.

The Education Foundation was established in 2000 to offer scholarship support to students interested in continuing their education at one of the postsecondary, career-focused schools in the EDMC system. The number and amount of the awards can vary, depending on the funds available. Scholarship applications are considered every quarter. At Brown Mackie College, applicants must be currently enrolled in an associate or bachelor's degree program and in their fourth quarter or higher (but no further than their second-to-last quarter) at the time of application. Awards are made based on academic performance and potential, as well as financial need. Interested students should contact the college's Student Financial Service Department for additional information.


There are 23 full-time faculty members and 25 adjunct faculty members. The average class student-instructor ratio is 14:1.

Admission Requirements

Each applicant for admission is assigned an Assistant Director of Admissions, who directs the applicant through the steps of the admissions process, providing information on curriculum, policies, procedures, and services and assisting the applicant in setting necessary appointments and interviews.

To qualify for admission, each applicant must provide documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or from a state-approved secondary education curriculum or provide official documentation of high school graduation equivalency. All transcripts become the property of Brown Mackie College - Kansas City. Admission to the college is based upon the applicant meeting the stated requirements, a review of the applicant's previous education records, and a review of the applicant's career interests. If previous academic records indicate that the Brown Mackie College education and training programs would not benefit the applicant, the college reserves the right to advise the applicant not to enroll. Special requirements for enrollment into certain programs are discussed in the descriptions of those programs.

For the most recent information regarding admission requirements, prospective students should refer to the current academic catalog.

Application and Information

Applicants must complete and submit an application form, along with documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or state-approved secondary education curriculum or official documentation of high school graduation equivalency.

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Brown Mackie College is a system of over twenty-five schools located throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school, and employment opportunities are not guaranteed. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Administrative offices are located at 625 Eden Park Drive, Suite 1100; Cincinnati, Ohio 45202; phone: 513.830.2000. ©2013 Brown Mackie College. OH Registration # 03-09-1685T; # 03-09-1686T; # 03-09-1687T; # 03-09-1688T; # 06-03-1781T; AC0150, AC0109, AC0078, AC0045, AC0138, AC0110; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 3206.

For additional information, prospective students should contact:

Director of Admissions

Brown Mackie College - Kansas City

9705 Lenexa Drive

Lenexa, Kansas 66215

United States

Phone: 913-768-1900

800-635-9101 (toll-free)

Fax: 913-495-9555


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9705 Lenexa Drive
KS 66215

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.





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