University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO 64110

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 179
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 27
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 25

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Missouri-Kansas City

Graceland University - Independence
8.76 miles away
University of Kansas
36.32 miles away
University of Central Missouri
49.12 miles away
Missouri Western State University
51.08 miles away
Washburn University
60.29 miles away
North Central Missouri College - Maryville
90.95 miles away
Emporia State University
96.36 miles away
Pittsburg State University
113.72 miles away
Columbia Public Schools
120.72 miles away
University of Missouri-Columbia
120.98 miles away


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
SAT: Critical Reading500 to 660
SAT: Math480 to 640
ACT Composite21 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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$13,543
30k to 48k$14,168
48k to 75k$15,420
75k to 110k$18,283
Over 110k$18,637
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program aims to ease the nation’s nursing shortage by attracting new students into the profession of nursing while enhancing efforts to recruit [...]

Annette McClanahan Harrison Endowed Nursing Scholarship

An endowed scholarship was set up to be awarded to full time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing at the University of Missouri. Recipients must have demonstrated financial [...]

Betty Crim Endowed Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship gives annual awards for undergraduate students attending the University of Missouri-Columbia full-time, majoring in Nursing. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. [...]

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, [...]

Marsha’s Angels Scholarship Fund

Applicants who are residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas or one of the surrounding counties may attend an accredited nursing program anywhere in the U.S.; applicants from any other state in [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110

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