University of Missouri-Kansas City

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,999
4.38% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,739
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.986%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69.5%
5,180 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
15,703
58.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.5%
606 Graduates

About

University of Missouri-Kansas City is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Missouri-Kansas City were General Business (237 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (163 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (120 degrees).

In 2022, 3,445 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Missouri-Kansas City. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,009 degrees), 6.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (295 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $9,999, which is $−20,151 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $9,999, which is $−20,151 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,739.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending University of Missouri-Kansas City received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,999
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City was $9,999. The cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $−20,151 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$14,739
2022 Value
2.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Missouri-Kansas City had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,739. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Missouri-Kansas City grew by 2.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,870
Room and Board
$770
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Missouri-Kansas City was of $11,870 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.69% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $770. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
25%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at University of Missouri-Kansas City received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.16% with respect to 2021, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.986%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Missouri-Kansas City was 0.986%, which represents 29 out of the 2941 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Missouri-Kansas City received 5,180 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.29% annual growth. Out of those 5,180 applicants, 3,599 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.5% acceptance rate.

There were 15,703 students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an overall enrollment yield of 32.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,599
Accepted Out of 5,180

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Missouri-Kansas City was 69.5% (3,599 admissions from 5,180 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 76%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.29%, while admissions declined by −4.64%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
36
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Missouri-Kansas City had a total enrollment of 15,703 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 9,127 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,576. This means that 58.1% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-Kansas City, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.3% White, 9.77% Hispanic or Latino, 9.62% Black or African American, 8.37% Asian, 4.37% Two or More Races, 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.9%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.8%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Asian Female (6.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,703 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 9,127 and the part-time enrollment is 6,576. This means that 58.1% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Missouri-Kansas City was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Missouri-Kansas City had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,527 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,534 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,510 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 54.3% White, 9.77% Hispanic or Latino, 9.62% Black or African American, 8.37% Asian, 4.37% Two or More Races, 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 287 students (1.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 519 more women than men received degrees from University of Missouri-Kansas City. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Missouri-Kansas City is white (2,009 degrees awarded). There were 6.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (295 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Missouri-Kansas City is General Business (237 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (163 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (120 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Missouri-Kansas City, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (144 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (98 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (176 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Software developers (624,203 people), Physicians (456,082 people), Other managers (324,578 people), Postsecondary teachers (251,084 people), and Other Physical Scientists (171,250 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2022 are Legal (144 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (98 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (176 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (299 degrees), and Biology (189 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Legal (144 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (98 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (176 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (299 degrees), and Biology (189 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Computer Systems Design (719,089 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (595,248 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (574,931 people), Elementary & secondary schools (429,695 people), and Offices of physicians (237,646 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Legal (144 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (98 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (176 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (299 degrees), and Biology (189 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 237 degrees awarded
  2. 163 degrees awarded
  3. 120 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Missouri-Kansas City was General Business with 237 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,463
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,982
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,463 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Kansas City, which is 0.738 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,982).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 200 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Kansas City in Computer Science, which is 2.3 times more than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 187 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Kansas City in Registered Nursing, which is 13.4 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from University of Missouri-Kansas City completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Missouri-Kansas City is Female and Asian (87.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.31% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,009 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    295 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    291 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Missouri-Kansas City is white (2,009 degrees awarded). There were 6.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (295 degrees).

2.73% of degree recipients (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,172 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    837 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    201 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Missouri-Kansas City is white female (1,172 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (837 degrees).

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Operations

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an endowment valued at nearly $201M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 11.7M (5.83%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Missouri-Kansas City had a total salary expenditure of 428M. University of Missouri-Kansas City employs 181 Associate professors, 164 Professors and 159 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Male Associate professor (103), Male Professor (93), and Female Assistant professor (88).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 242 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 199 employees, and Management with 195 employees.

Endowment

$201M
2022 Endowment
3.26%
decline from 2021

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an endowment valued at about $201M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Missouri-Kansas City declined 3.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $172M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $31.4M - Federal
  2. $10.3M - State
  3. $5.95M - Local

As of 2022, University of Missouri-Kansas City received $31.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.3M from state grants and contracts, and $5.95M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$202M
2022 Salaries
6.02%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Missouri-Kansas City paid a median of $202M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($428M) and a 6.02% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$54.5M
Instructional Salaries
546
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Missouri-Kansas City paid a total of $54.5M to 546 employees working as instructors, which represents 27% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
181 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
242 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City were Associate professor with 181 employees, Professor with 164 employees, and Assistant professor with 159 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 242 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 199 employees, and Management with 195 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City was Male Associate professor with 103 employees, Male Professor with 93 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 88 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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