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University of Missouri - Kansas City Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Missouri - Kansas City, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Missouri - Kansas City Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Missouri - Kansas City was awarded 26 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

UMKC landed the #708 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

UMKC also holds the #17 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMKC?

Acceptance Rate

University of Missouri - Kansas City has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UMKC.

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 570 and 700. Math scores were between 535 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 570 to 700 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 535 to 720 )
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UMKC received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - Kansas City  ( 21 to 28 )
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University of Missouri - Kansas City Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Missouri - Kansas City, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Missouri - Kansas City is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 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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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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Excellent Overall Diversity at UMKC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,372 undergraduates at UMKC with 6,760 being full-time and 4,612 being part-time.

UMKC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 86.34 out of 100, UMKC is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.34 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Missouri - Kansas City Cost?

The overall average net price of UMKC is $14,273. 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 +
$11,459 $12,310 $14,689 $17,119 $17,909

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMKC, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,538 a year. That adds up to $26,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMKC is 7.8%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UMKC make around $45,700 per year during the early years of their employment. 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

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, University of Missouri - Kansas City is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of University of Missouri - Kansas City

Contact details for UMKC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5100 Rockhill Rd., 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 67 majors graduated from University of Missouri - Kansas City. Of these students, 1,827 received undergraduate degrees and 1,480 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 259 $41,000
General Biology 158 $33,500
Liberal Arts General Studies 130 $36,800
Nursing 120 $58,400
Health Sciences & Services 106 $35,600
Communication & Media Studies 99 $34,200
General Psychology 96 $30,300
Chemistry 93 $33,400
Computer Science 66 $65,300
Accounting 61 $49,200

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 5,177 students took at least one online class at University of Missouri - Kansas City. This is an increase from the 4,646 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,177 1,082
2016-2017 4,646 800
2015-2016 4,345 777
2014-2015 5,048 947
2013-2014 4,868 1,030

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