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University of Missouri - Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has been selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for the foundation’s coveted Community Engagement Classification.

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The University of Kansas City was chartered in 1929, and one year later, Kansas City businessman and philanthropist William Volker donated 40.8 acres to the university. In 1931, Volker acquired and donated the Dickey mansion, which would house the first library, classrooms, cafeteria and administrative offices.


UMKC's Major Maps are detailed, undergraduate four-year course outlines that inform students on the classes they should take and when to take them. Outlines are updated yearly. Graduate students should visit their program's individual school for program outlines.


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is the only urban-based research university in the Kansas City region. Our research faculty are focused on developing new knowledge and new solutions relevant to our community’s needs and aspirations; and to enhancing Kansas City’s global reputation for leadership in the arts, entrepreneurship and life sciences. UMKC works in partnership with our community’s leading businesses, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, civic groups, artists, scientists and thinkers on research initiatives that are catalysts for growth and progress that benefits the entire community. In short, our mission is translating ideas into innovation.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student services

The division of Academic Affairs, together with the deans, directors and faculty of UMKC's college and schools, is responsible for a wide array of scholarly and academic endeavors, including the number and scope of degree programs offered by UMKC.

Housing services

  • Johnson Hall
  • Oak Street Hall
  • Hospital Hill

Library services

  • Miller Nichols Library
  • Leon E. Bloch LAW LIBRARY
  • Health Sciences Library

Medical services

The pre-medicine/pre-health tracks designed by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences assist students following a traditional path toward ultimately earning a professional degree in a medical or health care field. 

Student Life

Campus life

Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has since expanded to two campuses, housing 11 different schools and colleges.

Sports facilities

  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Soccer 
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball 


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States and accredits degree-granting post-secondary higher education institutions in the North Central region of the United States.

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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