Welcome to UMKC! We are excited for your student to join our welcoming and diverse community of UMKC Kangaroos.

Transitioning to college is a big step in your student's journey. And we want you to feel comfortable and confident in their decision to attend UMKC.

Our faculty and staff are focused on your student's success, both inside and outside the classroom. We provide several resources, like Academic Support and Mentoring, to empower students to accomplish their goals. Their success is our success. Partnering together, we hope to empower our students with the knowledge and skills they need to craft the career of their dreams.

As you help your student to prepare for life at college, please don't hesitate to reach out to our offices with any questions you may have.

Perks of Being a Roo

There are a lot of reasons our students love UMKC, and we've compiled a list of the perks they mention the most.

UMKC Cited for Commitment to First-Generation College Students

First-gen Forward designation recognizes universities that improve experiences and advance outcomes of first-gen students

‘The CEO’ Leads On and Off the Court With Her Own Business

Jonaie Johnson juggles the demands of college basketball and the rigorous Entrepreneurship Scholars program

Interest in Helping Native Americans Leads Student to Dental School

Shanon Black, mother of three, pursues healthcare field to work on reservations

Community Leaders Taking Nominations for Prestigious Starr Women’s Hall of Fame

The Starr Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes Kansas City women of distinction

Student’s Fellowship with Chiefs an ‘Electric Experience’

Meghan Dohogne, Arrowhead Art Collection Fellow, works with team, artists on community outreach projects  

UMKC Offers Test-Optional Admissions

Standardized test scores no longer required in applications

"I enjoy school and working on my company. I'm kind of a nerd. I love learning.”

Jonaie Johnson

Business Administration '22 and women's basketball player