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 to Offer New Biomedical Engineering Degrees

Students have the option to earn bachelor's and master's degrees through this exciting new program

UMKC School of Law Mock Trial Team Wins First Place at Prosecutor's Cup

The team beat out several other Missouri law schools

Law School Recognized for Helping Students Manage the Cost of Their Education

AccessLex proves to be a valuable resource for UMKC law students

Missouri Pharmacy Association Honors UMKC’s Brady Smith as Student of the Year

UMKC School of Pharmacy student Brady Smith is the Missouri Pharmacy Association’s Student of the Year. Presented annually, the award recognizes a pharmacy student for commitment to pharmacy and community, participation in pharmacy organizations and community involvement.

Welcoming Nursing’s Next Wave

Nursing enrollment and applications increase in response to pandemic

Nearly $1M Awarded in Research Grants to SCE Faculty This Quarter

Research ranges from artificial intelligence to app design

“UMKC is culturally diverse and encourages students to be understanding of others’ backgrounds. I admire the commitment to the community.”

Kevin Du '23

MMS Physician Assistant