Welcome to UMKC! We are excited for your student to join our welcoming and diverse community of UMKC Kangaroos.

Transitioning to college is a big step in your student's journey. And we want you to feel comfortable and confident in their decision to attend UMKC.

Our faculty and staff are focused on your student's success, both inside and outside the classroom. We provide several resources, like Academic Support and Mentoring, to empower students to accomplish their goals. Their success is our success. Partnering together, we hope to empower our students with the knowledge and skills they need to craft the career of their dreams.

As you help your student to prepare for life at college, please don't hesitate to reach out to our offices with any questions you may have.

Perks of Being a Roo

There are a lot of reasons our students love UMKC, and we've compiled a list of the perks they mention the most.

UMKC Students, Professor Design Ideas for KC Streetcar Extension

Students' plans could be incorporated in the new UMKC stop

School of Computing and Engineering Recognizes STEM Supporters in KC

Kauffman, Sunderland foundations among this year's Vanguard Award winners

First-Generation UMKC Student Forges Her Own Path

Hannah Leyva will not allow other’s expectations to define her

Avanzando, Support and Resource Program for Latinx Students, Celebrates 10th Year

Launched in 2011, the program currently serves 150 students

UMKC Welcomes Public to $32 Million High-Tech Research Center

Features 11 state-of-the-art research labs

UMKC Student Engineering Team Wins First at National Competition

Competitors design, build and test a concrete beam

“I think that part of going to school is learning that there is more than one way to achieve your goals, and that success is not exclusively found in a traditional path.”

Hannah Leyva

University College