University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO 64110
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students16,372
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 18 112
Master's degree 4 28
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 8 26
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1105 to 1420
ACT21 to 28
Admission considerations
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $45
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$278/credit
In State Students$278/credit
Out of State Students$769/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$377/credit
In State Students$377/credit
Out of State Students$973/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $12,510 $12,510 $34,605
ADN 70 $19,460 $19,460 $53,830
BSN 125 $34,750 $34,750 $96,125
FNP 50 $18,850 $18,850 $48,650
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 38% $4,458
Other Federal Grant 2% $1,499
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $2,312
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 71% $4,661
Federal Student Loans 52% $5,915
Private Loans 4% $10,225


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$17,986

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110

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