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We offer more than 125 academic areas to ignite your interests. So, go ahead, set the world on fire. We'll light the spark.

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Whether you’re the first in your family to go to college, haven’t been in school for a while or are working on an advanced degree, UMKC lets you do you. With more than 15,000 students, it’s easy to meet new friends, try new things and explore new places on campus and around Kansas City. We’ve got a lot going on, and when you come here, you get to decide what your experience looks like.

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The Future Is in Your Hands

How can you change the world when you're tied down with student debt? You're here to learn to break new ground; not break the bank.


Financial aid and scholarships

More than 95 percent of our first-year students and 87 percent of our transfer students receive financial aid every year they attend UMKC. Plus, all eligible residents of the United States can qualify for in-state tuition and fees under our Roo Nation scholarship.


Pell Grant-eligible students at UMKC

Qualifying Pell Grant-eligible students go to UMKC for free. That’s because our Roo Advantage Scholarship covers the gap between scholarship and grants and any remaining tuition and fees.


First in their family to go to college

First Gen Roo gives first-gen students the support they need to make the most out of their time at UMKC. The Center for First-Generation Student Success recognizes UMKC as a First Gen Forward school.


Potential employers

Our extensive alumni network and central location gives you opportunities to make connections, intern and even work with some of the region’s top organizations. Plus, our Professional Career Escalators can give you a leg up in your career.

UMKC student shown from the back wearing a Go Roos jersey and waving to the other side of Kauffman Stadium where the Royals play

UMKC Gets Grand Slam with Royals Partnership

New three-year partnership with Royals is a home run for UMKC students, alumni and community.
Built around student-success programs, the partnership offers additional opportunities for alumni and campus and community engagement. With this news, Kansas City’s top university is now a proud higher education partner of all four major professional sports teams in Kansas City — the Royals, Kansas City Current, Sporting KC and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Community Partnerships

One of the advantages of being in a city like Kansas City is that I get to see all different types of people that come from all different walks of life. I wouldn’t want to teach anywhere else.

Kayla Tottress, elementary education

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Two UMKC students joyfully blow glitter out of their cupped hands while standing in front of a statue of Mickey Mouse at the Disney 100 exhibit at Union Station

UMKC Day at Disney 100

Now at the Bank of America Gallery in Union Station, the Disney 100 exhibit features more than 250 artifacts from the historic vault of the Walt Disney Archives.
Join us for UMKC Day at Disney 100 on Saturday, October 19 for special UMKC presentations, including Walt Disney's Kansas City and a maker activity with staff from the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, that are free with exhibit admission purchase.

UMKC Day at Disney 100

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