Education

Guided by a philosophy that quality education is a cornerstone for economic development, community leaders in Overland Park and Johnson County long have been committed to education. As a result, the three public school systems serving Overland Park families consistently rank among the best in the nation. And, in addition to excellent primary and secondary schools, numerous higher education institutions are located in Overland Park.

High education levels in Overland Park translate into household incomes that are among the upper echelon of cities nationally. The high education levels of Overland Park’s population and the city’s strong growth combine to make it one of the most sought-after consumer markets in the nation.


Educational Attainment

Educational Attainment*

Overland Park

Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

United States

High School Graduate or Higher

96.9%

91.5%

88.0%

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

61.4%

36.5%

32.0%

Graduate or Professional Degree

24.2%

13.7%

12.3%

*For population 25 years and older
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

 

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