At the heart of every great city is a great university and, since our founding as the University of Kansas City in 1933, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has established itself as “Kansas City’s University.” A part of Kansas City’s thriving urban core, UMKC brings our students, faculty and staff together with the city we call home.
With 125 academic programs in 13 schools spread across two urban campuses serving more than 15,000 students and 3,000 employees, UMKC is not only an educational and economic engine for the city, but for the entire region.
UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.
The university is committed to our students and their academic careers — grooming the next generation of entrepreneurs, addressing community needs in health and urban education, and preparing tomorrow’s workforce to be successful in a global and pluralistic economy.
For more than 75 years, our alumni have flourished in all walks of life, achieving countless successes and leaving lasting legacies. UMKC alumni have treated workers at Ground Zero, improved treatment for returning wounded veterans, won Pulitzer Prizes and acted on Broadway, in film and on television, served on the U.S. Supreme Court and been elected President of the United States.
Founded by the community for the community, UMKC has evolved into a major intellectual, cultural, educational and economic resource that is measured through the success and good work of its students, faculty and staff.
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