University of Missouri-Kansas City

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,340

2.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,864

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.84%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.1%

5,065 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

16,372

59.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

47.9%

531 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 (256 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (204 degrees), and Registered Nursing (130 degrees).

In 2017, 3,613 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Missouri-Kansas City. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,017 degrees), 6.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (328 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $8,340, which is $-18,160 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $8,340, which is $-18,160 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,864.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,340

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City was $8,340. The cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $-18,160 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,864

2017 Value

3.28%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Missouri-Kansas City had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,864. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Missouri-Kansas City grew by 3.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,066

Room and Board

$980

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Missouri-Kansas City was of $10,066 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $980. The cost of room and board increased by 0.6% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at University of Missouri-Kansas City received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.08% with respect to 2016, 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.

7.84%

2016 Default Rate

268

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Missouri-Kansas City was 7.84%, which represents 268 out of the 3417 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Missouri-Kansas City received 5,065 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.42% annual decline. Out of those 5,065 applicants, 3,249 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.1% acceptance rate.

There were 16,372 students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2017, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an overall enrollment yield of 38.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,249

Accepted Out of 5,065

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Missouri-Kansas City was 64.1% (3,249 admissions from 5,065 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 61.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.42%, while admissions grew by 2.2%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

43

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Missouri-Kansas City has a total enrollment of 16,372 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 9,692 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,680. This means that 59.2% 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 60.5% White, 10% Black or African American, 7.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Asian, 3.28% Two or More Races, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.3%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Asian Female (6.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,372 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 9,692 and the part-time enrollment is 6,680. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2017 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 (83%), 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

    9,907

  2. Black or African American

    1,644

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,260

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 60.5% White, 10% Black or African American, 7.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Asian, 3.28% Two or More Races, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 597 students (3.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 199 more women than men received degrees from University of Missouri-Kansas City. The majority of degree recipients at University of Missouri-Kansas City are white (2,017 degrees awarded). There were 6.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (328 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Missouri-Kansas City is General Business (256 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (204 degrees) and Registered Nursing (130 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 (156 degrees awarded), Legal (162 degrees), and Engineering (333 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 (777,243 people), Other managers (450,304 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (341,248 people), Civil engineers (236,815 people), and Mechanical engineers (179,093 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Physical Sciences (156 degrees awarded), Legal (162 degrees), Engineering (333 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (238 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (108 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Physical Sciences (156 degrees awarded), Legal (162 degrees), Engineering (333 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (238 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (108 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 (881,225 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (443,566 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (383,577 people), Construction (283,068 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (238,199 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Physical Sciences (156 degrees awarded), Legal (162 degrees), Engineering (333 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (238 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (108 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. 256 degrees awarded

  2. 204 degrees awarded

  3. 130 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Missouri-Kansas City was General Business with 256 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,707

  2. 1,906

In 2017, 1,707 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Kansas City, which is 0.896 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,906).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 200 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Kansas City in General Business, which is 1.13 times more than the 177 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 177 degrees were awarded to women at University of Missouri-Kansas City in General Business, which is 0.885 times less than the 200 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (73.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Missouri-Kansas City is Female and Asian (73.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 6.4% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,017 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    328 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    266 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Missouri-Kansas City is white (2,017 degrees awarded). There were 6.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (328 degrees).

3.87% of degree recipients (140 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,092 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    925 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    216 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Missouri-Kansas City is white female (1,092 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (925 degrees).

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Operations

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an endowment valued at nearly $144M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.1M (14.6%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Missouri-Kansas City had a total expenditure of $397M. Of that $397M, they spent $197M on salaries and $397M on benefits.

University of Missouri-Kansas City employs 237 Associate professors, 188 Assistant professors, and 165 Professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Male Associate professors (137), Female Assistant professors(108), and Female Associate professors (100).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City are: Office and Administrative Support, with 304 employees, Management, with 272 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 221 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$144M

2017 Endowment

16.3%

decline from 2016

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an endowment valued at about $144M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Missouri-Kansas City declined 16.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $142M 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. $20.5M - Federal

  2. $5.58M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Missouri-Kansas City received $20.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.58M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$197M

Salary Expenditure

$397M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Missouri-Kansas City had a total expenditure of $397M. Of that $397M, they spent $197M on salaries and $397M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Missouri-Kansas City as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$197M

2017 Salaries

5.44%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Missouri-Kansas City paid a median of $197M in salaries, which represents 49.5% of their overall expenditure ($397M) and a 5.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.64% decline from 2015 and a 1.11% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$58.3M

Instructional Salaries

655

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Missouri-Kansas City paid a total of $58.3M to 655 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

237 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

304 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City were Associate professor with 237 employees; Assistant professor with 188 employees; and Assistant professor with 165 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City were Office and Administrative Support with 304 employees; Management with 272 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 221 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City was Male Associate professor with 137 employees, Female Assistant professor with 108 employees, and Female Associate professor with 100 employees.

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

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