University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is part of the University of Missouri System, along with four other campuses. The Kansas City campus offers both undergraduate and graduate-level degree-earning programs. It was established in 1933 and is built on 40 acres of land. However, the campus is now spread across multiple locations. Most of the academic buildings are in the Rockhill neighborhood. The university has numerous partnerships with nationally recognized healthcare facilities. These partnerships are designed to help promote more collaboration in education, research, and community outreach. The academic programs are offered through 12 schools and colleges. The nursing programs are managed through the School of Nursing and Health Studies.
The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies offers three CCNE-accredited baccalaureate programs in nursing, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The traditional program is designed to be completed in three years, while the accelerated program may be completed in a year, once the prerequisite courses are completed. The school also offers MSN, DNP, and PhD programs. The MSN program includes six specialty tracks, including Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. These specialty tracks are completed through online studies and at least one on-campus class.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students16,372|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
03/03/2000 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1105 to 1420|
|ACT||21 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Considered but not required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$278/credit|
|In State Students||$278/credit|
|Out of State Students||$769/credit|
|In District Students||$377/credit|
|In State Students||$377/credit|
|Out of State Students||$973/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of University of Missouri-Kansas City's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||2%||$1,499|
|State Grant & Scholarships||34%||$2,312|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||71%||$4,661|
|Federal Student Loans||52%||$5,915|
$14,864Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$12,356|
|$30,001 to $48,000$12,792|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,186|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,634|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.