University of Missouri-Kansas City

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,198
2.3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,016
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.76%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
63%
5,672 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
16,147
55.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.4%
541 Graduates

About

University of Missouri-Kansas City is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Missouri-Kansas City were General Business (271 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (158 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (151 degrees).

In 2020, 3,558 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Missouri-Kansas City. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,037 degrees), 6.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (311 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $9,198, which is $−19,431 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $9,198, which is $−19,431 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,016.

In 2020, 49% of undergraduate students attending University of Missouri-Kansas City received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,198
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City was $9,198. The cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $−19,431 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,016
2020 Value
7.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Missouri-Kansas City had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,016. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Missouri-Kansas City grew by 7.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,211
Room and Board
$862
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Missouri-Kansas City was of $11,211 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $862. The cost of room and board increased by 2.8% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.91% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Missouri-Kansas City received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.08% with respect to 2019, when 48% 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.
3.76%
2018 Default Rate
108
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Missouri-Kansas City was 3.76%, which represents 108 out of the 2872 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Missouri-Kansas City received 5,672 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.43% annual decline. Out of those 5,672 applicants, 3,574 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63% acceptance rate.

There were 16,147 students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2020, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an overall enrollment yield of 29.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,574
Accepted Out of 5,672

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Missouri-Kansas City was 63% (3,574 admissions from 5,672 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 61.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.43%, while admissions grew by 1.33%.

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage
36
Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Missouri-Kansas City has a total enrollment of 16,147 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 8,939 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,208. This means that 55.4% 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 60.4% White, 10.1% Black or African American, 8.27% Hispanic or Latino, 8.13% Asian, 4.56% Two or More Races, 0.279% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Female (8.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Asian Female (8.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,147 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 8,939 and the part-time enrollment is 7,208. This means that 55.4% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
  1. White
    9,747
  2. Black or African American
    1,628
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,336

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 60.4% White, 10.1% Black or African American, 8.27% Hispanic or Latino, 8.13% Asian, 4.56% Two or More Races, 0.279% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 411 students (2.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 476 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 (2,037 degrees awarded). There were 6.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (311 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Missouri-Kansas City is General Business (271 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (158 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (151 degrees).

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 Physical Sciences (125 degrees awarded), Legal (143 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (211 degrees).

Workforce

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 (829,111 people), Other managers (489,010 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (359,496 people), Civil engineers (258,155 people), and Postsecondary teachers (222,883 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Physical Sciences (125 degrees awarded), Legal (143 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (211 degrees), Engineering (232 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (264 degrees).

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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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Physical Sciences (125 degrees awarded), Legal (143 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (211 degrees), Engineering (232 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (264 degrees).

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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 (957,714 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (490,540 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (459,135 people), Elementary & secondary schools (331,894 people), and Construction (325,929 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Physical Sciences (125 degrees awarded), Legal (143 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (211 degrees), Engineering (232 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (264 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 271 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 158 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 151 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Missouri-Kansas City was General Business with 271 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,541
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,017
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,541 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Kansas City, which is 0.764 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,017).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 215 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Kansas City in General Business, which is 1.24 times more than the 174 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 174 degrees were awarded to women at University of Missouri-Kansas City in General Business, which is 0.809 times less than the 215 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 23% 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, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Missouri-Kansas City is Female and Asian (80.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.77% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,037 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    311 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    305 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Missouri-Kansas City is white (2,037 degrees awarded). There were 6.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (311 degrees).

4.86% of degree recipients (173 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,196 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    841 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    197 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Missouri-Kansas City is white female (1,196 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (841 degrees).

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Operations

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an endowment valued at nearly $167M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.23M (4.32%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Missouri-Kansas City had a total salary expenditure of $415M. University of Missouri-Kansas City employs 211 Associate professors, 156 Assistant professors, and 144 Professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Male Associate professors (115), Female Associate professors(96), and Female Assistant professors (92).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City are: Office and Administrative Support, with 223 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 217 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 174 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$167M
2020 Endowment
9.38%
growth from 2019

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an endowment valued at about $167M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Missouri-Kansas City grew 9.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $135M 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. $21.1M - Federal
  2. $7.28M - State
  3. $875k - Local

As of 2020, University of Missouri-Kansas City received $21.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.28M from state grants and contracts, and $875k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$198M
2020 Salaries
2.64%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Missouri-Kansas City paid a median of $198M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($415M) and a 2.64% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.8% decline from 2018 and a 0.0352% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$51.6M
Instructional Salaries
551
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Missouri-Kansas City paid a total of $51.6M to 551 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
211 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
223 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City were Associate professor with 211 employees; Assistant professor with 156 employees; and Assistant professor with 144 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City were Office and Administrative Support with 223 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 217 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 174 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City was Male Associate professor with 115 employees, Female Associate professor with 96 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 92 employees.

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

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