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 Professor, Student Among Team Spearheading Historic Research on Apollo Moon Particles

The research analyzes how moon dust particle shapes reflect light

Millions in Research Funding Awarded to Computing and Engineering Faculty

Research ranges from flight simulation to the breakdown of plastics

UMKC to Offer New Bachelor's Degree for Transfer Students

Bachelor of Applied Science helps those with Associates Degrees advance their skills and job prospects

Public Health Graduates Help a City Get its Health Department Rolling Again

City of Independence, UMKC help each other as importance of community programs grows

Tasty Options Abound On and Near UMKC Campuses

Find your favorites, from macchiatos to mochi donuts

"My experience at UMKC significantly improved when I started to put myself out there and meet new people."

Krit Selvarajoo

B.A. English, Chemistry '21