A degree from UMKC opens you up to a new world of opportunities. Not only will you graduate with the knowledge you need to start your career, you’ll also have experience, skills and mentors to set your resume apart.
There’s a lot to consider when you’re choosing a college, and we’re confident you’ll be happy with what UMKC has to offer. We broke down the most common questions we get from prospective students into categories. They all fall into what we’re calling the ‘four A’s’: academics, affordability, accessibility and admission.


  • There are more than 125 academic programs at UMKC, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn about and explore all your interests.
  • With 14 different schools between our Volker and Health Sciences campuses, you’re sure to find a good fit.


  • Our online calculator can help you figure out how much attending UMKC will cost, from tuition and fees to food and housing.
  • UMKC has more than 20 scholarships just for incoming freshmen.
  • Figuring out your financial aid options can be confusing, so we compiled answers to some of students’ most frequently asked questions
  • KC Scholars offers comprehensive scholarship opportunities. Find out if you qualify here.


  • UMKC is located in the heart of Kansas City, within walking distance of some of the best food, shopping and nightlife the Midwest has to offer.
  • Want to live on campus? We have lots of affordable housing options for students.