Kansas City, Missouri is known for its jazz, blues, and barbecue. Students attending Kansas City colleges and universities should no doubt become familiar with the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the eclectic Crossroads Arts District, and the downtown nightlife hotspot, the Power & Light District. Country Living named Kansas City, Missouri, "one of the Midwest's best-kept secrets." Besides the big city excitement, Kansas City offers the charm of historic architecture, 200 fountains, parks, and wide boulevards.
Kansas City colleges and universities offer a wide range of higher education resources. The University of Missouri-Kansas City is part of the state's public university system. Other Kansas City colleges and universities include five Metropolitan Community College campuses, the Kansas City Art Institute, the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and several theological seminaries.