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 School of Dentistry Provides Free Pediatric Dental Exams

Helping children under 3 receive a healthy start

Billboards Promote Opportunities for the Underserved

Campaign celebrates partnership with KC Scholars

From Health Care to the Culture of Care

Sally Ellis Fletcher shares her passion for nursing, education and social justice

It’s Never Too Late to Graduate

Crankstart Scholarships are designed for nontraditional students

Nursing School Class Examines COVID-19, From Emergence to Vaccines

Public health course combines underlying science and the challenges of pandemic response.

"Raising a family, working and going to school – it’s a lot. But this program inspired me to go after my dreams.”

Matthew Ramsey

BLA '21