The University of Kansas (KU) is a public educational institute located in Lawrence, Kansas, United States. Founded on March 21, 1865, KU is a part of the larger higher education industry. It operates under the official name and legal name of the University of Kansas, offering a wide range of accredited academic programs, with the motto, "I will see this great vision in which the bush does not burn.".
KU has several subsidiaries, including the University of Kansas School of Business, Lied Center of Kansas, and University of Kansas School of Engineering. The university is also affiliated with several esteemed organizations such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Kansas Board of Regents, and Association of American Universities.
The University of Kansas is accredited by a broad range of reputable organizations, including the Higher Learning Commission, American Psychological Association, and National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Furthermore, it holds accreditation from specialized accrediting bodies like the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, and the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, among many others.
Notably, KU holds 148 patents and maintains an active status as an organization.