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aerial view of UMKC campus

 

KANSAS CITY

UMKC is at the heart of a thriving urban area, and the city's life and energy influence everything that happens here.

1of7

...up and coming innovation centers in America

The Wall Street Journal

Top10

...most promising tech hubs

techie.com

7th

...best downtown in America

Forbes

Top5

...cities to keep on your radar

The Huffington Post

 

ACADEMICS

With more than 125 academic areas to choose from, you're sure to find one that's right for you.

"I admire how professors take extra time to work with their students and help them understand the material at hand in class."

BLAKE HOCKING
Chemistry and Spanish

 

AFFORDABILITY

A college education is one of the most important investments you can make, and affordability is a top priority at UMKC. The university's tuition rates and generous scholarship program led to UMKC being recognized as a Princeton Review Best Value College in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Each year, UMKC awards more than $200 million in financial aid.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Freshman and transfer students can qualify for automatic scholarships and competitive academic and regional scholarships (highlighted on map below).

SPECIAL TUITION RATES

Students in 11 Kansas counties qualify for in-state tution through the
Metro Rate
.

Residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Kansas, who don't already qualify for the Metro Rate, pay a reduced out-of-state tution rate as part of the Midwest Student Exchange.

map of United states with Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiaina, and Michigan highlighted

UMKC is recognized as a

BEST VALUE COLLEGE

by The Princeton Review

2012

2013

2014

 

STUDENT HOUSING

Living on campus puts you within easy walking distance of classes. All university housing is less than 10 years old.