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Facts & Stats About Avila


Updated: October 2018

Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.

For Fall 2019, 1,527 students were enrolled; 1,154 undergraduate and 373 graduates.

Avila is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accredited Higher Learning Commission


Academic Excellence

70% of full-time faculty have the highest degree in their field.

Average student to teacher ratio is 12:1.

Last year's incoming freshman class held an average 3.32 GPA and 22 ACT score.


Schools & Colleges

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

School of Humanities
Religious Studies & Philosophy
   Religious Studies

Women's and Gender Studies

School of Performing Arts
   Musical Theatre
   Theatre Design and Technology 


School of Psychology
   Mental Health

Graduate Psychology 

School of Social Sciences
Criminology & Justice Studies
Social Work
Master of Social (MSW)

College of Science and Health

School of Natural and Applied Sciences
Biochemistry & Mol. Biology
(Undergraduate, Graduate)
Prehealth Professions   
    Anesthesiologist Assistant
    Pre-Genetic Counseling
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Pre-Physical Therapy
    Pre-Physician Assistant
    Pre-Public Health
    Pre-Veterinary Medicine    
    Speech Pathology

Environmental Science

School of Computer Sciences and Mathematics
Computer Science
Software Engineering


School of Nursing

School of Imaging Sciences
Radiologic Science 

College of Professional Schools

School of Business
      Corporate Accounting
      Public Accounting
Business Administration
International Business

Minors: Business Administration
Economics, Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

School of Education
Education Degree Programs
   Elementary Education (1-6) 
   Middle School (5-9) 
   Special Education (K-12) 
   Business Education (9-12) 
   Chemistry Education (9-12)
   Physical Education (K-12)
   Secondary Education Minor (9-12) 
   Art Education (K-12) 

Graduate Education 

School of Visual and Communication Arts
Art + Design 
    Art Therapy 
    Graphic Design
   Advertising/Public Relations
   Film and Digital Media
   Healthcare Communication

   Sports Communication

Advertising/Public Relations
Film & Digital Media
Graphic Design

Advantage Institute for Professional Studies
Business Administration
Healthcare Management
Human Resources

Graduate Management
Graduate Organizational Development

Student Diversity

student diversity pie chart

International Students

We currently have 102 international students on campus from all over the world. Countries include: Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Peoples Republic of China, Colombia, France, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

international students population

Gender, Marital Status and Religion

Females outnumber our males, 66% to 34%
83% of our students are single, 14% are married, and 3% head household
23% of students are Catholic

  gender martial status religion                               


All our athletic teams are fired up to bring home more championships! Members of the NAIA and Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Sports offered include baseball, men's and women's basketball, cheer, men's and women's cross country, dance, football, men's and women's soccer, softball, and volleyball.

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Graduation and Alumni

Avila graduated 247 undergraduate students and 152 graduate students in academic year 2018-2019 and now has nearly 14,000 alumni making a difference in every state and in many countries throughout the world.



Avila University is located on 50 acres of land in a Kansas City, Missouri suburban community off of Wornall and I-435. Huffington Post named Kansas City the Coolest City in America in 2014.

residence hall

**You can learn more facts about Avila students, campus, classrooms and more on our student consumer information page.

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Fall 2020 Updates

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Avila University is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and following state and federal guidelines. Check your email and the Healthy Eagles webpage  for information and updates. 

NEW! 25% Tuition Discount for All Displaced Workers

Displaced, laid off, terminated, or furloughed workers (and their spouses/partners) now qualify for a 25% tuition discount on all Adult Professional Undergraduate and Graduate programs from Avila.

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