Aug 26, 2010    #080
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green

UMKC announces record 2010 student enrollment

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is reporting its largest overall enrollment with 13,511 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, based on preliminary Fall 2010 enrollment figures.

Also included in the figures is the highest freshmen enrollment in UMKC's history, totaling 1,129 first-time college students - an increase of 14.3 percent. Transfer students increased by 10.8 percent - a total of 1,541 students or 150 more students than in 2009.

"We are really pleased with the enrollment increases we've seen as of the first day of the semester. In fact, this is an historic enrollment, the largest we've ever seen at UMKC," said Mel Tyler, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. "Our record freshman and transfer student enrollments - along with the work we are doing to help students achieve success and their degrees - are moving us in the right direction."

These numbers contribute to the overall increase of 3.8 percent student enrollment.

UMKC also experienced a significant increase of 22.1 percent in Underrepresented Minority students (African American, Hispanic/Latino and Underrepresented Asians) in first-time college and transfer students.

About UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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