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.

Helpful Resources for Hispanic and Latinx Students

Celebrating beyond National Hispanic Heritage Month

Grad Landed Dream Job as Mental Health Nurse

UMKC provided key connections and support

School of Computing and Engineering Receives $1 Million Grant to Help Transfer Students

Transfer students will receive scholarships to replace off-campus work with paid undergraduate research opportunities

3 New Ways UMKC and Metropolitan Community College Are Getting Students A Degree

Partnership to provide affordable and accessible opportunities for Kansas Citians to succeed

UMKC Recognized for Excellence in Diversity

Outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion brings national recognition

"UMKC offered me a lot of different opportunities, including scholarships, internships and connections. They helped me develop my leadership skills and land the career I wanted in nursing."

Alauna Christian

Nursing '19