University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC), located in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, is a comprehensive university offering bachelors through doctoral degree programs. We offer more than 125 different degrees across a wide spectrum of academic units including the liberal arts, sciences, business, education, engineering, the performing arts and nursing as well as professional programs in Dentistry, Law, Medicine, and Pharmacy. We enroll more than 14,000 students on campus and an additional 2,800 students in dual credit programs throughout the city and region. For three years running, Princeton Review named UMKC one of the top 75 'Best Value' public universities. With our location in the heart of a thriving metropolitan area, UMKC students have great opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom and into the Kansas City community. From internships at companies that are regionally and nationally known, to research opportunities in community organizations, our location gives our students an edge. UMKC is also home to the internationally recognized Supplemental Instruction program, which was developed right here on campus more than 40 years ago to provide academic support to students in some of the more challenging college classes. To ensure you get the most out of college, there are numerous opportunities to engage with faculty in research and participate in a number of leadership development programs. From our residential life to Greek Life to a wide range of student organizations, there are multiple ways for you to become involved at UMKC and find success!


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FS2011 FS2012 FS2013 FS2014 FS2015
Dual Highschool 1394 1861 1584 1877 2883
Undergraduate 8740 8765 8663 8585 8370
Graduate 5358 5393 5499 5698 5446

Undergraduate Snapshot

Total Degree-Seeking Undergraduate Students 7,977
Women 4,519 57%
Men 3,458 43%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 23 < 1%
Asian 529 7%
African American / Black 1,172 15%
Hispanic 640 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 8 < 1%
White 4,598 58%
Two or More Races 360 5%
International Non-Resident 349 4%
Race/Ethnicity Not Reported 298 4%
Missouri 5,619 70%
Other US States & Territories 2,060 26%
Other Countries 298 4%
Average Age 22
Percent of Undergraduate s Age 25 or Older 20%
Low Income Students
% of Undergraduate Students who are Pell eligible 65%


Undergraduate Admissions Funnel

Count Conversion Rate
First-Time College
Applicants 4,428
Admitted 2,777 63%
Enrolled 1,049 38%
Applicants 2,190
Admitted 1,600 73%
Enrolled 1,302 81%

First-time Freshmen High School Background & Test Scores

Test Scores for New Freshmen ACT SAT
Composite 21-28
Math 20-27 520-710
English 20-30
Critial Reading 510-680
High School Background for New Freshmen
Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating class 57%
Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating class 82%
Percent of new freshmen reporting High School Rank 57%
Average High School GPA 3.36


Cost of attendance for full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates (IPEDS)

Academic year 2015-16

Published tuition and required fees
In-state $7,837
Out-of-state $18,366
Books and supplies $1,180
On-campus room and board $10,610
On-campus other expenses $4,044
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,402
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,364
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,364
Total Cost
On-campus, in-state $23,671
On-campus, out-of-state $34,200
Off-campus (not with family), in-state $23,783
Off-campus (not with family), out of state $34,312
Off-campus (with family), in-state $14,381
Off-campus (with family), out-of-state $24,910
Net Price & Financial Aid for First-time Freshmen (full-time, 2013-14)
Average Net Price (2013-14, in-state) $18,904
Scholarships & Grants – percent receiving aid 86%
Scholarships & Grants – average aid amount $6,235
Loans – percent receiving aid 57%
Loans – average aid amount $6,778
Baccalaureate degree recipients – percent with loans 58%
Baccalaureate degree recipients – average loan amount* $25,888

*The loan payment for this amount over 10-years at 5.25% APR is approximately $278 per month. Individual loan repayment terms may vary.


Data retrieved from Student Achievement Measure (SAM)
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Outcome for Students starting at University of Missouri - Kansas City in Fall 2009 by Summer 2015 Within 4 Years Within 5 Years Within 6 Years
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Bachelor's Degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City 0% 0% 2% 22% 41% 49%
+ Associate's Degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City 0% 0% 2% 22% 41% 49%
Bachelor's Degree from another Institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 9% 12%
+ Associate's Degree from another Institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another Institution 0% 1% 2% 6% 11% 15%
Enrolled at the University of Missouri - Kansas City 97% 75% 63% 37% 6% 6%
Enrolled at another 4-year Institution 0% 9% 13% 10% 6% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year Institution 0% 6% 6% 5% 4% 2%
= Total Transferred and Enrolled at anohter Institution 1% 14% 19% 15% 10% 7%
Current Status Known 2% 10% 14% 20% 22% 23%
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Outcome for Students starting at University of Missouri - Kansas City in Fall 2009 by Summer 2015 Within 2 Year Within 4 Years s Within 6 Years
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Bachelor's Degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City 1% 20% 40% 50% 60% 62%
+ Associate's Degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City 1% 20% 40% 50% 60% 62%
Bachelor's Degree from another Institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 6% 7%
+ Associate's Degree from another Institution 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another Institution 0% 1% 2% 5% 7% 9%
Enrolled at the University of Missouri - Kansas City 97% 57% 30% 16% 4% 2%
Enrolled at another 4-year Institution 0% 6% 6% 6% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year Institution 0% 3% 4% 4% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and Enrolled at anohter Institution 0% 9% 10% 10% 8% 6%
Current Status Known 2% 13% 18% 19% 21% 21%
First time students in Fall 2014 that returned for second year – percent 73%


Classroom Environment

Course Enrollment & Faculty Statistics
Students per Faculty 14 to 1
Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students 81%
Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students 96%
Total Full-time Instructional Faculty 1,172
Percent of Full-time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female 47%
Percent of Full-time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color 18%
Percent of Full-time Instructional Faculty with a Terminal Degree (highest in field) 60%

Campus-based Housing

Undergraduate On-campus Housing
Percent of new freshman living in campus-based housing 61%
Percent of all undergraduates living in campus-based housing 23%


UMKC Majors

Degree Program (emphasis) College/School Undergraduate Graduate
Accounting Bloch BS MS
Advanced Education in General Dentistry Dentistry GRCT
Anesthesia Medicine MS
Anthropology A&S Minor
Art History A&S Minor, BA MA, (i)PHD
Artist's Certificate Conservatory GRCT
Astronomy A&S Minor
Bioethics A&S GRCT
Bioethics and Medical Humanities A&S Minor
Bioinformatics Medicine Medicine MS*
Biology SBS BA, BS*, Minor MA
Biomedical and Health Informatics Medicine (i)PHD
Black Studies A&S Minor GRCT
Business Administration Bloch Minor, BBA* MBA*
Cell Biology and Biophysics SBS (i)PHD
Cellular and Moleculr Biology SBS MS*
Chemistry A&S Minor, BA, BS MS*, (i)PHD
Civil Engineering SCE BS MS
Classical and Ancient Studies A&S Minor
Clinical Research Medicine GRCT
College Teaching and Career Preparation Graduate Studies GRCT
Communication Studies A&S Minor, BA*
Community College Leadership Education GRCT
Computer Science SCE Minor, BA, BS* MS*, (i)PHD
Conduting Conservatory MM, DMA
Counseling Psychology Education PhD
Counseling and Guidance Education MA*, EDSP
Creative Writing and Media Arts A&S MFA*
Criminal Justice and Criminology A&S Minor, BA MS
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Graduate Studies GRCT
Curriculum and Instruction Education MA*, EDSP*, (i)PHD
Dance Conservatory BFA
Dental Hygiene Dentistry BS*
Dental Hygiense Education Dentistry MS*
Dentistry Dentistry DDS
Early Childhood Education Education BA
Economics A&S Minor, BA* MA, (i)PHD
Education Education EdD
Educational Administration Education MA*, EDSP*
Educational Foundations Education GRCT
Educational Leadership, Policies and Foundations Education (i)PHD
Electrical Engineering SCE MS
Electrical and Computer Engineering SCE BS (i)PHD
Elementary Education Education BA
Endodontics Dentistry GRCT
Engineering SGS (i)PHD
Engineering and Construction Project Management SCE GRCT
English A&S BA* MA*, (i)PHD
English Creative Writing A&S Minor
English Language & Literature A&S Minor
English Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing A&S Minor
English Writing A&S Minor
Entrepreneurial Real Estate Bloch MERE
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bloch Minor PHD, (i)PHD
Environmental Science A&S BS*
Environmental Studies A&S Minor, BA
Environmental Sustainability A&S Minor
Environmental and Urban Geosciences A&S MS
Exercise Science Education Minor
Family Studies A&S Minor
Film Studies A&S Minor
Finance Bloch MS
Geographic Information Systems A&S UGRCT GRCT
Geography A&S Minor, BA, BS
Geology A&S Minor, BA, BS
Geosciences A&S (i)PHD
German A&S Minor
German Studies A&S Minor
Gerontology A&S Minor GRCT
Healing and Humanities A&S Minor
Health Professions Education Medicine GRCT, MPHE
Health Science SoNHS BHS
Historic Preservation A&S GRCT
History A&S Minor, BA MA*, (i)PHD
Holocaust Studies A&S GRCT
Information Technology SCE BIT
Interdisiplinary Leadership in Disability Studies SGS GRCT
Jazz Studies Conservatory BM
Labor Studies A&S UGCRT
Language & Literacy Education EDSP, MA
Languages & Literatures A&S BA*
Latino/Latina Studies A&S Minor
Law Law JD*, LLM*
Lawyering Law LLM*
Liberal Arts A&S BLA*
Liberal Studies A&S MA
Mathematics A&S Minor MS, (i)PHD
Mathematics & Statistics A&S BA, BS
Mechanical Engineering SCE BSME MS
Medicine Medicine MD
Medieval and Early Modern Studies A&S GRCT
Middle School Education Education BA
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry SBS (i)PHD
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studues SGS PHD
Music Conservatory BA* MA*
Music Composition Conservatory BM MM, DMA
Music Education Conservatory BME* MME*, (i)PHD
Music Theory Conservatory BM MM
Musicology Conservatory MM
Nonprofit Management & Innovation Bloch GRCT
Nurse Educator SoNHS GRCT
Oral & Craniogacial Sciences Dentistry MS, (i)PHD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Dentistry GRCT
Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Perfusion Medicine GRCT
Performance Conservatory BM* GRCT*, MM*, DMA*
Periodontics Dentistry GRCT
Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy (i)PHD
Pharmacology Pharmacy (i)PHD
Philosophy A&S Minor, BA, BS
Physician Assistant Medicine MMS
Physics A&S Minor, BA, BS* MS, (i)PHD
Political Science A&S Minor, BA MA
Propel Certificate A&S UGRCT
Psychology A&S Minor, BA MA, PHD
Public Administration Bloch MPA*, (i)PHD
Public Health SoNHS Minor
Reading Intervention Education GRCT
Romance Language and Literature A&S MA
Secondary Education Education BA*
Social Work A&S MSW
Sociology A&S Minor, BA* MA
Spanish A&S Minor
Special Education Education MA*
Statistics A&S MS
Studio Art A&S Minor, BA MA
Taxation Law LLM
Telecommunications & Computer Networking SCE (i)PHD
Theatre A&S Minor, BA MA
Theatre: Acting & Directing A&S MFA*
Theatre: Design & Technology A&S MFA*
Urban Affairs Law LLM
Urban Planning & Design A&S BA
Urban Policy Administration Bloch GRCT
Urban Studies A&S Minor, BA
Women & Gender Studies A&S Minor

Total Degree Awards

Degrees Awarded – All Levels (2014-15)
Certificate/diploma 7
Bachelor’s 1,812
Postbachelor’s certificates 50
Master’s 1,223
Doctoral – research/scholarship 98
Doctoral – professional practice 489
Total 3,679

Most Awarded Baccalaureate Degree Areas

Top 5 Awarded Degree Areas for Baccalaureate Study (2014-15)
Business/marketing 23%
Health professions and related programs 11%
Liberal arts/general studies 10%
Psychology 9%
Communication/journalism 7%

Future Plans of Students Graduating with Baccalaureate Degrees

Academic Year 2014-15

Reported response rate: 94%

Table 14: *(N=1,366)
N %
Employment, full-time. 1,007 73.7%
Employment, part-time. 195 14.3%
Graduate or professional school, full-time. 380 27.8%
Graduate or professional school, part-time 195 14.7%
Additional undergraduate coursework. 43 3.1%
Military Service. 31 2.3%
Volunteer Activity (e.g. Peace Corps). 98 7.2%
Starting or raising a family. 164 11.9%
Internship or Appreticeship. 12 0.9%
Travel. 10 0.7%
Start of maintain own company. 9 0.7%
Other. 105 7.7%
*Respondents could select multiple responses to this item. Percentage is number selected/total eligible respondents.


National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Senior Student Responses for Key Learning & Development Categories
Group Learning Experiences - Seniors Percent
Worked with classmates on assignments outside of class. 87%
Tutored or taught other students. 51%
Spent at least 6 hours per week participating in co-curricular activities such as student organizations and intramural sports. 43%
Active Learning Experiences - Seniors Percent
Spent at least 6 hours per week preparing for class. 15%
Participated in an internship, practicum, or field experience. 39%
Participated in community service or volunteer work. 53%
Participated in study abroad. 7%
Made at least one class presentation last year. 87%
Institutional Commitment to Student Learning and Success - Seniors Percent
Believe this institution provides support for student success. 94%
Rated the quality of academic advising at this institution as good or excellent. 70%
Reported that this institution provided help in coping with work, family and other non-academic responsibilities. 60%
Reported working harder than they thought they could to meet an instructor’s standards or expectations. 92%
Student Interaction with Campus Faculty and Staff - Seniors Percent
Believed that the campus staff were helpful, considerate, or flexible. 57%
Believed that faculty are available, helpful, or sympathetic. 76%
Reported that faculty members provided prompt feedback on their academic performance. 94%
Discussed readings or ideas with faculty members outside of class. 66%
Experiences with Diverse Groups of People and Ideas - Seniors Percent
Reported that they often tried to understand someone else’s point of view. 94%
Reported their experience at the institution contributed to their understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds. 83%
Often had serious conservations with students of a different race or ethnicity. 87%
Student Satisfaction - Seniors Percent
Would attend this institution if they started over again. 74%
Rated their entire educational experience as good or excellent. 80%
Reported that other students were friendly or supportive. 75%


ETS Proficiency Profile (EPP)

Excerpted from UMKC ‘Using the ETS® Proficiency Profile to Assess General Education Learning Outcomes: Findings for the 2014-2015 Administration and Five-Year Trend and Comparative Data’

The University of Missouri – Kansas City administers the ETS® Proficiency Profile each year to undergraduate degree-seeking students as part of the university’s assessment of students’ achievement of the university’s general education learning outcomes. The ETS® Proficiency Profile (EPP) is a nationally-normed, multiple-choice test designed to assess students’ abilities in four areas: mathematics, reading, writing, and critical thinking. These learning outcomes are tested within the context of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, although the exam does not measure specific content in these areas, as all needed information is contained in the questions.

UMKC administers the abbreviated form of the EPP, which is appropriate for analyzing group data and identifying aggregate achievement of a senior students of the four abilities. (The standard form, which consists of 108 questions, provides detailed information concerning individual student’s performance and the results are used by some institutions for advising purposes.) The abbreviated form of the EPP consists of three exams that are equally distributed among students. Each exam consists of 36 questions measuring college-level skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics and takes 40 minutes to complete.

During 2014-15, 1,422 UMKC students who had earned 70 or more credit hours completed the EPP. Of these, 1,297 students (91%) had achieved senior status by completing more than 90 semester hours prior to sitting for the exam. The scores of the senior students (those who had complete >90 semester credit hours) are used in this report. Table 3 below provides the proficiency classification information for UMKC seniors completing the EPP in 2014-15.

Table 3
Criterion-Referenced Scores of UMKC Senior Students – 2014-15
Criterion Proficient Marginal Not Proficient
Critical Thinking 8% 27% 66%
Reading, Level 1 80% 10% 10%
Reading, Level 2 49% 23% 28%
Writing, Level 1 72% 23% 5%
Writing, Level 2 26% 40% 34%
Writing, Level 3 15% 27% 58%
Mathematics, Level 1 67% 19% 14%
Mathemtics, Level 2 38% 28% 14%
Mathematics, Level 3 9% 21% 70%

UMKC General Education Core Learning Outcomes

The UMKC General Education Core curriculum is designed to build students' capacity for intellectual inquiry and discovery, critical reasoning and effective communication. These skills help them become lifelong learners and find success in their chosen fields. The specific learning outcomes that will be achieved through the Core program are:

Communication Skills
Students will develop effective written, oral and visual/spatial communication competencies and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences. They will develop their capacity to interpret information presented in a variety of formats. They will be able to evaluate the context of their messages and use proper form and style to engage audiences using a variety of media. They will demonstrate their critical engagement with audiences through reading, listening, reflecting and responding.

Technology and Information Literacy
Students will demonstrate effective use of research resources and incorporate the information obtained into their academic and creative endeavors. They will demonstrate their ability to locate, evaluate, organize and use research material from a broad range of sources. Students will be able to format and document source material in properly constructed papers, presentations and visual formats.

Scientific Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis
Students will apply principles and methods of science, math, statistics and logic to solve problems and draw logical inferences. They will develop a level of quantitative literacy that enables them to comprehend and evaluate information in a broad range of contexts. Students will understand methods and principles of scientific discovery and their application to all areas of learning, including the natural and social sciences.

Arts and Humanities
Students will develop an understanding of the human condition by exploring the variety of creative works and methods in the humanities, as well as the visual and performing arts. They will be able to explain the historical, cultural and social context of the humanities and fine arts. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the connections between the humanities and other areas of intellectual inquiry.

Interdisciplinary and Innovative Thinking
Students will demonstrate the ability to contextualize information and use the proper methods and theories as modes of understanding. Focusing on specific problems and issues, students will demonstrate the ability to consider new modes of analysis drawn from a range of fields. Students will be able to see and understand how thinking beyond disciplinary boundaries leads to innovation in all fields.

Culture and Diversity
Students will draw on a variety of disciplines to develop an understanding of the complexities of human cultures, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others. Students will demonstrate an awareness of a global culture that may include economic, environmental, political and social issues facing all cultures. They will develop an understanding of the factors defining cultural identities.

Human Actions, Values and Ethics
Students will analyze, interpret and/or reconstruct human events, experiences, actions and interactions. Students will understand principles of value and civic duty in a wide range of settings and will demonstrate an understanding of personal values and the values of others. Students will be able to identify ethical problems using their understanding of ethical theory and moral reasoning.

Civic and Community Engagement
Students will be able to identify the problems, challenges and opportunities of an urban university. Students will also understand their relationship to both a local and global community and the social, political and cultural issues therein. They will develop an appreciation for the meaning and global impact of urbanization. They will have an understanding of the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions and their impact on issues facing these various communities. They will engage with the UMKC community of learners.


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UMKC Student Learning Outcomes ETS® Proficiency Profile Report
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