University Of Missouri Kansas City

University Of Missouri Kansas City

The University of Missouri Kansas City, also referred to as UMKC, is an institution of higher learning located in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Its main campus is situated in Kansas City's Rockhill neighborhood, east of the Country Club Plaza. UMKC is a part of the University of Missouri System. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Conservatory of Music
  • Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration
  • Law School
  • Libraries
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Computing and Engineering
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy

UMKC's official mascot is named "Kasey Kangaroo". Their athletics teams are known as the Kangaroos.

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University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City , MO 64110
General Phone: (816) 235-1000

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UMKC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts488American studies, German language, Romance languages, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, economics, ...
Business and Management367business, accounting
Education and Teaching296curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, ...
Medicine282dentistry, dental clinical sciences, oral pathology, endodontology, oral surgery, orthodontology, pediatric dentristry, periodontics, advanced dentistry, ...
Law172law, advanced legal research, tax law
Nursing and Emergency Medicine158registered nursing
Science140biology, anatomical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Engineering120civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Family and Social Work113public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling94psychology, counseling psychology
Music86music, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting
Media73communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering72information technology, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts50dance, drama, theatre design, directing
Fine Arts42fine arts, art history and criticism
Security and Law Enforcement37criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology32dental hygienist, clinical lab tech
Mathematics15mathematics and statistics
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental science
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy
Medical Administration5pharmacy courses
Architecture and Planning3urban planning
Art Studies1art studies

Number of programs and degrees for UMKC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,28947
Master's degree85243
Post-master's certificate6412
First-professional degree4084
Doctor's degree597

UMKC Student Body

In 2007-2008, UMKC had a total enrollment of 14,442 students (9,006 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 64%
Graduate 28%
First Professional 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 10%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 13%
20-21 15%
22-24 22%
25-29 18%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

UMKC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 42 %

UMKC Room and Board (2007)

UMKC offers campus housing for 883 of its 9,006 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Kansas City, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

UMKC Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530650
SAT Math520680
ACT Verbal2028
ACT Math1927
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT10%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UMKC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,273
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,364
Room and board $ 9,560
Books and supplies $ 1,180
Other expenses $ 5,930

Financial Aid:
UMKC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 251800)

UMKC Faculty

UMKC has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7769
Non-tenured and not on tenure track389346

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year17$126,70410$117,726
Associate professorcalendar year37$101,43626$90,576
Assistant professorcalendar year43$82,91243$82,251
Instructorcalendar year3$66,00121$39,895
Lecturercalendar year14$48,92722$43,210
No academic rankcalendar year15$39,26813$43,473
All faculty totalcalendar year129$84,840135$69,797

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year92$111,26730$97,615
Associate professoracademic year82$75,93563$71,140
Assistant professoracademic year78$61,66267$56,587
Instructoracademic year3$56,32110$52,202
Lectureracademic year8$43,2938$36,489
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year263$82,845179$67,287

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UMKC Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Mid-Continent Conference
Track Mid-Continent Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports444488

UMKC Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics and Statistics, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Cert, MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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