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.

A Bridge To a New Future

The Kansas City Business Journal highlights UMKC Professional Mobility Escalator Program

Future UMKC Student Is Featured

Nathan Wilcox, future UMKC student, was interviewed by KCTV5

UMKC Forward Updates

Growing our excellence and financial stability

Breaking Down Barriers While Learning a New City and Profession

LA transplant Coco Ndipagbor, with help from an LGBTQIA scholarship, led her class in nursing school

5 Favorite Spots Roos Eat

Ready to go out? Our students have suggestions on where to go

“This program has inspired me to be more outgoing. Through my experiences, I feel that I am gaining communications skills that will help me as a pharmacist.”

Cassidy Jones

PharmD '22