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UMKC students are always looking toward what's next, and so is our university. We have an ambitious vision for the future. That vision: Changing the world starts here.

 

Mission (What We Do)

As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

Vision (Why We Do What We Do)

UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st Century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and regions we serve.

Learn more about the Chancellor's Strategic Plan.

Values

We, the community members of UMKC, are proud to contribute to a student-centered urban university, serving our mission of learning, discovery, research and service, inspired by our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and respectful interaction.

Our key values:

  • Accountability
  • Learning
  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity

Learn more about the values of UMKC (PDF).