UMKC is at the heart of a thriving urban area, and the city's life and energy influence everything that happens here.
...up and coming innovation centers in America
— The Wall Street Journal
...most promising tech hubs
...best downtown in America
...cities to keep on your radar
— The Huffington Post
With more than 125 academic areas to choose from, you're sure to find one that's right for you.
Chemistry and Spanish
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.
Freshman and transfer students can qualify for automatic scholarships and competitive academic and regional scholarships (highlighted on map below).
Students in 11 Kansas counties qualify for in-state tution through the
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.
UMKC is recognized as a
by The Princeton Review
Living on campus puts you within easy walking distance of classes. All university housing is less than 10 years old.