UMKC Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Epperson House at UMKC
Epperson House at UMKC. BlueGold / Wikimedia Commons

UMKC Description:

UMKC, the University of Missouri Kansas City, is a public research university located on a 157-acre urban campus in the Rockhill neighborhood of Kansas City. Rockhurst University borders the eastern edge of campus. UMKC awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and students come from 50 states and 80 countries. UMKC students can choose from over 120 degree programs, and professional fields in business, nursing and communications are among the most popular with undergraduates.

The school has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, an impressive statistic for a public university. The average class size is 27. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of student-run clubs and activities, ranging from performing arts groups, to academic clubs, to recreational sports clubs. On the athletic front, the UMKC Kangaroos (the "Roos") compete in the NCAA Division I Summit League. Popular sports include soccer, basketball, track and field, and tennis. Why is UMKC named the Kangaroos?

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 16,936 (11,704 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 57% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,846 (in-state); $18,886 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $980 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,616
  • Other Expenses: $4,018
  • Total Cost: $23,460 (in-state); $34,500 (out-of-state)

UMKC Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,062
    • Loans: $6,421

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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UMKC Mission Statement:

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"UMKC's mission is to lead in life and health sciences; to deepen and expand strength in the visual and performing arts; to develop a professional workforce and collaborate in urban issues and education; and to create a vibrant learning and campus life experience."

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