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.

Bloch’s Master of Finance Stands Apart With New STEM Designation

Provides graduates a key advantage in the job market

Ready to Launch – Roo Advising

Student Success initiative gets new landing page, five program managers

Here's where local universities rank among nation's top graduate programs

Kansas City Business Journal lists local universities on the list

Public Health Research Brings Student, Professor Together

First-generation college student seizes opportunity; mentor opens even more doors for her

School Of Medicine-St. Joseph Looks To Expand After First Class of 20

The UMKC School of Medicine partnered with Mosaic Life Care and saw an inaugural class this January of 20 students

“Studying at UMKC is a dream for most composers around the world. We have a world-class composition faculty team.”

Kwan Leung Ling

MMC '21