University of Missouri-Kansas City

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world rank  379

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Founded in 1933, University of Missouri-Kansas City is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Kansas City (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Missouri. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 86 years old US higher-education 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, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UMKC
Founded 1933
Motto Salus Populi
The Welfare of the People
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City
64110 Missouri
United States
Tel +1 (816) 235 1000
Fax +1 (816) 235 1717

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 5100 Rockhill Road, AC120
Kansas City 64110-2499
(816) 235 1111
800 775 8652

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Missouri-Kansas City's Library
University of Missouri-Kansas City's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 853,771 physical volumes, 1,638,489 physical media, 47,197 digital/electronic medium and 305 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Missouri-Kansas City's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Missouri-Kansas City provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,196 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1938


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (ABA)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Dental Associationís Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Masterís in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Missouri System
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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