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University of Missouri - Kansas City Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Missouri - Kansas City. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Missouri - Kansas City Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Missouri - Kansas City was awarded 273 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health and medical assisting services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UMKC as #779 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

UMKC also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMKC?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Missouri - Kansas City you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to UMKC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 495 and 635. Math scores were between 505 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 495 to 635 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 505 to 680 )
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800
UMKC received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 20 to 28 )
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36

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University of Missouri - Kansas City Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Missouri - Kansas City is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Missouri - Kansas City is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Missouri - Kansas City

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Missouri - Kansas City has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UMKC is 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100
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100

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University of Missouri - Kansas City Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,027 undergraduates at UMKC with 6,071 being full-time and 4,956 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Missouri - Kansas City Cost?

The overall average net price of UMKC is $14,643. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMKC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,065 $12,553 $14,571 $17,241 $18,035

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMKC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMKC, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $6,000 a year. That adds up to $24,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMKC is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UMKC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UMKC make about $45,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UMKC students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Missouri - Kansas City

University of Missouri - Kansas City is a public institution located in Kansas City, Missouri. The city atmosphere of Kansas City makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for UMKC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5000 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 816-235-1000
Website: https://www.umkc.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Missouri-Kansas-City/325868702683
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umkansascity

University of Missouri - Kansas City Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 71 majors graduated from University of Missouri - Kansas City. Of these students, 1,950 received undergraduate degrees and 1,507 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 271 $43,020
General Biology 158 $33,993
Liberal Arts General Studies 151 $34,170
General Psychology 125 $31,218
Health Sciences & Services 96 $37,478
Nursing 95 $59,881
Computer Science 95 $66,461
Communication & Media Studies 92 $37,038
Accounting 88 $52,733
Chemistry 84 $33,281

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Missouri - Kansas City along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMKC

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 10,506 students took at least one online class at University of Missouri - Kansas City. This is an increase from the 5,043 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 10,506 4,552
2018-2019 5,043 1,138
2017-2018 5,177 1,082
2016-2017 4,646 800
2015-2016 4,345 777

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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