The Center for Public Partnerships & Research (CPPR) assists partners in addressing complex social issues by providing services in five main areas: Research and Evaluation, Systems Development, Professional Development, Technical Assistance, and Performance Management Systems. CPPR currently has over 30 grants in the areas of early childhood, child welfare, child abuse prevention, K-12 education, and at-risk families. CPPR has extensive experience with state, federal, and community-based organizations to drive research and innovation and build capacity. As part of the Achievement and Assessment Institute, CPPR can provide the technology to develop large-scale data collection portals. CPPR’s multidisciplinary team includes eight principal investigators and over 40 additional staff.


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.
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46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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$275 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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