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.

By the Numbers: UMKC Trustees' Scholars Program Enhanced

Four new elements were added this year to the program.

UMKC SSE Student Takes the Driver’s Seat With Her Involvement On Campus

Mya Thomas’s passion for interdisciplinary learning fueled her interest in STEM organizations such as Women in Science (WiSci) and Baja Buggy

Online Nursing Program Recognized for Continued Excellence

U.S. News ranks online master’s program 36th in the nation

UMKC Students Do ‘More in 4’ with New Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program

Students earn both degrees in four years, saving time and money while they get a jump on their careers

Two Super Bowl Rings Before UMKC Graduation

History student gets opportunity to work with the Arrowhead Art Collection

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About the Best Place to Hang Out on Campus

It’s written in the stars… and across the UMKC campus

“We came in to work on swamp monkeys. It's something I'm never going to forget."

Macila Arnold

B.S.D.H. '23