University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64110


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 16,936
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,643 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Missouri-Kansas City is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,138 applications and 3,179 students were granted admission. University of Missouri-Kansas City is at the #60 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 93% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 4% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT980 to 1300
ACT21 to 28

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Missouri-Kansas City charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $17,575 and in-state students paid $6,535.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of University of Missouri-Kansas City's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 36% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,382 (which is 1.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2016-2017, was 549, which is 54% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,606 (which is 5.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Missouri-Kansas City has enrolled a total of 16,936 students (9,909 students full-time and 7,027 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 16,936 students, 1,226 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 11,704 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 5,232 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 777 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 60%

Black/African American: 11%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Hispanic: 7%

Asian: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 17% 1,869 18
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11% 1,244
Engineering 10% 1,058
Education 7% 823 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 6% 612
Legal Professions And Studies 5% 527
Visual And Performing Arts 5% 507
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 352
Social Sciences 3% 312
Physical Sciences 3% 301

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Missouri-Kansas City full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Missouri-Kansas City graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,100. Last year, out of the total 2,492 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,268 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,108 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,766 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,100 $43,900
Employment Rate 91% 89%
Total Graduates 2,492 3,108

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Kansas
36.3 mile away
Washburn University
60.3 mile away
Emporia State University
96.3 mile away