Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
College Navigator
College Navigator

Name of School

States (use map for more than 1 state)

use map
ZIP Code 


 0 Items Selected

Level of Award  help

Institution Type help

waiting for map to load
Loading map...

IPEDS ID: 178402
OPE ID: 00251800
add to favorites
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110
General information:  (816) 235-1000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,718 (10,227 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty773473
Research and public service328
Total graduate assistants-522
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,382$1,376$1,180$1,1800.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,131$10,201$10,535$11,5529.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,670$8,370$8,272$8,3721.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$25,956$26,846$24,803$28,39614.5%
Off Campus$26,662$28,225$25,532$27,0766.0%
Off Campus with Family$17,992$19,855$17,260$18,7048.4%
On Campus$37,545$39,014$34,831$41,14318.1%
Off Campus$38,251$40,393$35,560$39,82312.0%
Off Campus with Family$29,581$32,023$27,288$31,45115.3%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
1. Select starting academic year
2. Select tuition inflation rate

% (0-100 allowed)
  • The output is only an estimate and not a guarantee of the actual amount the student may be charged; it is not binding on the Secretary, the institution of higher education, or the State; and it may change, subject to the availability of financial assistance, State appropriations, and other factors. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance.
  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Estimate the total tuition and fee costs over the duration of a typical program.
 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$6,073
In-state fees$979
Out-of-state tuition$15,680
Out-of-state fees$979
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,01392%————
Grant or scholarship aid94486%$6,281,872$6,655
Federal grants44941%$2,058,716$4,585
Pell grants44841%$1,924,216$4,295
Other federal grants959%$134,500$1,416
State/local government grant or scholarships47743%$544,500$1,142
Institutional grants or scholarships81874%$3,678,656$4,497
Student loan aid64659%$4,202,701$6,506
Federal student loans64559%$3,920,855$6,079
Other student loans212%$281,846$13,421
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,85755%$36,089,942$6,162
Pell grants3,40532%$13,572,195$3,986
Federal student loans5,16749%$50,181,830$9,712
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$19,315$20,017$17,524
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$16,798$18,111$15,522
$30,001 – $48,000$17,588$18,760$15,974
$48,001 – $75,000$20,564$20,912$18,481
$75,001 – $110,000$21,595$22,557$20,420
$110,001 and more$22,060$22,871$20,749
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
Net Price Calculator
An institution’s net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.
Visit this institution's net price calculator
Fall 2013
Total enrollment15,718
Undergraduate enrollment10,227
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,371
Graduate enrollment5,491
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 67%
Part-time: 33%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 60%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 75%
25 and over: 25%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 75%
Out-of-state: 21%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 57%
Part-time: 43%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants4,3671,7102,657
Percent admitted33%35%32%
Percent admitted who enrolled75%76%74%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Math490670
SAT Writing510660
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2128
ACT Math1926
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 43 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 51%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 17%
6-year: 41%
8-year: 46%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 51%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 52%
Female: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 61%
Black or African American: 31%
Hispanic/Latino: 53%
White: 54%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 54%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning7---
Category total7---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization2---
Category total2---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General10014--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-12--
Category total10029-5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General205142--
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other--1-
Finance, General-16--
Real Estate-11--
Category total2312201-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric90---
Category total90---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science2633--
Information Technology5---
Category total3133--
Community College Education---0d
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-44-2
Curriculum and Instruction-65-1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching8---
Education, General--6-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-30-19d
Elementary Education and Teaching40---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching24---
Music Teacher Education121--
Reading Teacher Education-4-2
Secondary Education and Teaching36---
Special Education and Teaching, General-13--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---2
Category total120157626d
Civil Engineering, General2923-1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3059--
Mechanical Engineering287--
Category total8789-1
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-12--
English Language and Literature, General367--
Category total3619--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature2---
German Language and Literature2---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-12--
Spanish Language and Literature27---
Category total3112--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other---6
Anesthesiologist Assistant-9--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1---
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist36d7--
Nursing Practice--13-
Nursing Science--2-
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology-3--
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery---3
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other7---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse217d106--
Category total261d12533117
History, General2512--
Category total2512--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration556--
Category total556--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-16--
Tax Law/Taxation-17--
Category total-33159-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies202d1--
Category total202d1--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other1311--
Category total1311--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--45-
Category total--45-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science25---
Natural Resources Management and Policy---1
Category total25--1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total11---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1063--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-4--
Geology/Earth Science, General13---
Physics, General98--
Category total12815--
Counseling Psychology--3-
Psychology, General11332-
Category total11335-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-43--
Social Work-46--
Category total-89--
Social Sciences
Economics, General1334--
Political Science and Government, General336--
Urban Studies/Affairs7---
Category total9241--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation73--
Art/Art Studies, General1---
Dance, General12---
Directing and Theatrical Production-0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General117--
Fine/Studio Arts, General281--
Music History, Literature, and Theory-1--
Music Performance, General2525157
Music Theory and Composition453-
Music, General119--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-7--
Category total9959217
Grand total1,75995456857
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined7666
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1938 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs12/13/1945 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1936 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Predoctoral2/1/1945 -  Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Periodontics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)5/8/1986 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (OMR)1/30/2001 - 8/5/2010Resigned
Endodontics7/30/2004 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/22/1985 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs4/15/1988 -  Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/6/2004 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1971 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2008 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1933 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1961 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations2311
Liquor law violations014
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations2210
Liquor law violations014
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft724
  • For 2011, Line h was changed from 3 to 2 because total of on campus and public property was entered in error.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate9.8%9.7%10.5%
Number in default318281303
Number in repayment3,2252,8772,865
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey


No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics -
U.S. Department of Education