Founded in 1929, University of Missouri-Kansas City is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Kansas City (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Missouri. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 87 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UMKC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.