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UMKC has developed two new reduced-tuition programs designed to ease the burden for certain non-Missouri residents.

Dear prospective student:

We are glad you are considering UMKC. Our university, located in the middle of Kansas City, offers students a wide range of opportunities beginning with more than 125 degree programs. Our low student-to-faculty ratio means our faculty can focus on getting to know our students and engaging them in innovative classroom experiences. And our heart-of-the-city location means you will be able to enjoy and engage in one of the most exciting, hip cities in America.

For more than a decade now, people have been recognizing the unique things UMKC and Kansas City have to offer. And with that, UMKC has seen steady enrollment growth. Not surprising, most of that growth has come from the two-state Kansas City metro area, and from our home state of Missouri.

Now, we’re looking to expand our horizons to keep that momentum growing. We’ve developed two new reduced-tuition programs designed to ease the burden for certain non-Missouri residents who enroll here – one for students from Kansas, and the other geared to students from a 15-state Midwestern region that stretches from Ohio to Texas, the Dakotas to Tennessee.

We recognize that paying for college can be a struggle, even though it’s a sound investment that pays for itself many times over as you build a career. For students throughout the heartland of America, UMKC is doing something about it.

We invite you to take a good look at our campus and our community. For people in the Midwestern region, UMKC and Kansas City are both close to home and a whole new world. Now we’ve made it even easier for you to seize the future with us. Let us show you all we have to offer.

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Ph.D.

“Where I'm at in my life right now I definitely would not be if I hadn't come to UMKC and taken the right classes and shook hands with the right people.”

Cara Nordengren, Art History/Criminal Justice and Criminology

West Des Moines, Iowa

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