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University of Missouri - Kansas City Overview

University of Missouri - Kansas City is a public institution located in Kansas City, Missouri. The location of UMKC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Missouri - Kansas City Known For?

1,856 Undergraduate Awards
$35,294 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UMKC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UMKC makes roughly $45,700 a year. This is 12% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Missouri - Kansas City Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UMKC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#84 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#273 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#310 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMKC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#100 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#193 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMKC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#23 Best General Business/Commerce Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#24 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#36 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#45 Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates College Factual
#62 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#78 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Missouri - Kansas City?

Location of University of Missouri - Kansas City

Contact details for UMKC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 816-235-1000
Website: https://www.umkc.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Missouri-Kansas-City/325868702683
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umkansascity

How Do I Get Into UMKC?

You can apply to UMKC online at: https://www.umkc.edu/admissions/apply/index.html

Admission Requirements for UMKC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMKC?

64% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, UMKC does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to UMKC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 700. Math scores were between 535 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 570 to 700 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 535 to 720 )
200
800
UMKC received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 29. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 20 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Missouri - Kansas City?

$35,294 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
7.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMKC is $35,294. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMKC, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,713 a year. That adds up to $26,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMKC is 7.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Missouri - Kansas City Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,487 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,301 undergraduate students at UMKC, with 6,487 being full-time and 4,814 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMKC

There are also 5,087 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,487 full-time undergraduates at UMKC, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMKC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Missouri - Kansas City students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMKC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 609
Black or African American 737
Hispanic or Latino 646
White 3,560
International Students 410
Other Races/Ethnicities 525

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at University of Missouri - Kansas City. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 93 countries are represented at UMKC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at University of Missouri - Kansas City

1,082 Took All Classes Online
5,177 Took At Least One Class Online
3.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at UMKC. In 2017-2018, 5,177 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMKC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 38th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMKC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Missouri - Kansas City was 3.1%. This is the #1,812 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMKC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMKC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMKC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMKC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Educational Administration #216
Nursing #400

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Missouri - Kansas City Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 259 0 134 0 393
Nursing 0 120 16 49 45 230
Computer Science 0 66 0 121 0 187
General Biology 0 158 0 1 0 159
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 149 149
Law 0 0 0 0 137 137
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 130 0 6 0 136
Electrical Engineering 0 58 0 54 0 112
Health Sciences & Services 0 106 0 0 0 106
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 105 105
Music 0 39 3 35 28 105
General Psychology 0 96 0 4 3 103
Communication & Media Studies 0 99 0 0 0 99
Chemistry 0 93 0 6 0 99
Medicine 0 0 0 0 95 95
Accounting 0 61 0 25 0 86
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 54 0 15 0 69
Mechanical Engineering 0 50 0 18 0 68
Civil Engineering 0 25 4 30 0 59
Social Work 0 0 0 58 0 58
General English Literature 0 48 0 8 0 56
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 14 0 0 0 41 55
History 0 41 0 10 0 51
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 32 12 1 0 45
Educational Administration 0 0 17 22 0 39
Fine & Studio Arts 0 32 0 5 0 37
Student Counseling 0 0 1 35 0 36
Economics 0 17 0 18 0 35
Dental Support Services 0 33 0 0 0 33
Political Science & Government 0 30 0 3 0 33
Sociology 0 26 0 3 0 29
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 0 21 0 29
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 10 6 11 0 27
Geography & Cartography 15 6 6 0 0 27
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 25 0 0 0 25
Computer Information Systems 0 20 0 0 0 20
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 20 0 20
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 20 0 20
Other Statistics 0 13 0 7 0 20
Public Administration 0 0 0 20 0 20
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 14 4 0 18
Natural Resources Conservation 0 18 0 0 0 18
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 16 0 16
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 9 0 7 0 16
Physics 0 8 0 8 0 16
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 15 0 15
Legal Research 0 0 0 15 0 15
Philosophy 0 11 1 0 0 12
General Education 0 0 0 1 10 11
Dance 0 11 0 0 0 11
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 2 8 0 10
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 1 0 7 8
Urban & Regional Planning 0 7 0 0 0 7
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 7 0 7
Urban Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Special Education 0 0 0 4 0 4
Writing Studies 0 0 0 4 0 4
Romance Languages 0 0 0 4 0 4
Mathematics 0 0 0 4 0 4
Ethnic Studies 0 0 3 0 0 3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 3 0 0 0 3
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 2 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 1 1
Gerontology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Holocaust Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 29 1,827 88 859 621 3,424

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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