Welcome to KICA

Located in Topeka, the Kansas Independent College Association develops and enhances the competitive standing of its 20 member independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and strives to assure opportunity and choice in higher education for all students. KICA believes that students deserve an opportunity to choose a college or university that best fits their personal, educational, and financial needs. Founded in 1976, we are a 501 (c) (4) not-for-profit Kansas corporation.

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Kansas Independent College Association promotes choice and opportunity for students.

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Access the Resources area to view resources including publications such as donor annual reports, high school counselor guidebooks, and legislative factbooks. This area also contains information on the impact study analyzing the economic value of Kansas' independent colleges and universities. Go to Resources

The KICA Business Affiliates Program is designed to enable the KICA member colleges and universities to attain information about goods and services available from the companies and businesses that have chosen to become KICA Business Affiliates. Affiliation with the program includes no obligations, warranties, or guarantees, expressed or implied, by KICA or the Business Affiliates. Go to Business Affiliates

In 2014, KICA commissioned a group of independent economists at EMSI to create a study titled "Demonstrating the Economic Value of Kansas' Independent Colleges and Universities." The study examines the impact of KICA's member colleges on the state economy and the benefits generated by these institutions for students, for society, and for taxpayers. Go to Economic Impact

Through the years, the changes, and the growth of the Association and Foundation, our work has made an impact on lives and communities. This page feature pictures, articles, and letters from the past 50 years that describe the difference that collaboration around Higher Education access can make. Go to Archive