University of Missouri-Kansas City

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,169

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,368

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

61.9%

5,138 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,936

58.5% 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 (251 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (179 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (173 degrees).

In 2016, 3,663 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Missouri-Kansas City. 53.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,049 degrees), 6.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (324 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $8,169, which is $-17,687 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $8,169, which is $-17,687 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,368.

In 2016, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,169

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City was $8,169. The cost of tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $-17,687 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,368

2016 Value

8.25%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Missouri-Kansas City had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,368. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Missouri-Kansas City grew by 8.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,006

Room and Board

$1,180

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Missouri-Kansas City was of $10,006 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,180. The cost of room and board increased by 3.65% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Missouri-Kansas City received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 7.55% with respect to 2015, when 53% 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.

7.2%

2015 Default Rate

248

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Missouri-Kansas City was 7.2%, which represents 248 out of the 3444 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 5,138 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16% annual growth. Out of those 5,138 applicants, 3,179 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.9% acceptance rate.

There were 16,936 students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an overall enrollment yield of 38.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,179

Accepted Out of 5,138

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Missouri-Kansas City was 61.9% (3,179 admissions from 5,138 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 16%, while admissions grew by 14.5%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

43

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Missouri-Kansas City has a total enrollment of 16,936 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 9,909 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,027. This means that 58.5% 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 60.2% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.36% Asian, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.9%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Black or African American Female (9.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (27.8%), followed by White Female (27.1%) and Asian Female (5.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,936 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 9,909 and the part-time enrollment is 7,027. This means that 58.5% of students enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 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

    10,197

  2. Black or African American

    1,779

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,169

The enrolled student population at University of Missouri-Kansas City is 60.2% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.36% Asian, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 697 students (4.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 273 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 (2,049 degrees awarded). There were 6.32 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (324 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Missouri-Kansas City is General Business (251 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (179 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (173 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 Legal (184 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (136 degrees), and Engineering (387 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

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, applications & systems software (792,670 people), Miscellaneous managers (595,857 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (339,736 people), Civil engineers (240,244 people), and Designers (237,115 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Legal (184 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (136 degrees), Engineering (387 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (194 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (224 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Legal (184 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (136 degrees), Engineering (387 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (194 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (224 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 (926,538 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (480,279 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (436,266 people), Elementary & secondary schools (315,659 people), and Construction (300,352 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Legal (184 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (136 degrees), Engineering (387 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (194 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (224 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. 251 degrees awarded

  2. 179 degrees awarded

  3. 173 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Missouri-Kansas City was General Business with 251 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,695

  2. 1,968

In 2016, 1,695 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Kansas City, which is 0.861 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,968).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 231 degrees were awarded to men at University of Missouri-Kansas City in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 2.96 times more than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 179 degrees were awarded to women at University of Missouri-Kansas City in Registered Nursing, which is 6.63 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 22% 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 55% 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

    2,049 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    324 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    229 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Missouri-Kansas City is white (2,049 degrees awarded). There were 6.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (324 degrees).

4.31% of degree recipients (158 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,167 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    882 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    204 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Missouri-Kansas City is white female (1,167 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (882 degrees).

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Operations

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an endowment valued at nearly $184M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.72M (3.66%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Missouri-Kansas City had a total expenditure of $381M. Of that $381M, they spent $192M on salaries and $381M on benefits.

University of Missouri-Kansas City employs 225 Associate professors, 201 Assistant professors, and 174 Professors. Most academics at University of Missouri-Kansas City are Male Associate professors (126), Female Assistant professors(105), and Male Professors (100).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City are: Office and Administrative Support, with 322 employees, Management, with 289 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 220 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$184M

2015 Endowment

14.1%

decline from 2014

University of Missouri-Kansas City has an endowment valued at about $184M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Missouri-Kansas City declined 14.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $87.3M 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. $21.5M - Federal

  2. $5.45M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Missouri-Kansas City received $21.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.45M 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.

$192M

Salary Expenditure

$381M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Missouri-Kansas City had a total expenditure of $381M. Of that $381M, they spent $192M on salaries and $381M 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

$192M

2015 Salaries

1.11%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Missouri-Kansas City paid a median of $192M in salaries, which represents 50.3% of their overall expenditure ($381M) and a 1.11% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.68% growth from 2013 and a 0.99% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$57.4M

Instructional Salaries

667

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Missouri-Kansas City paid a total of $57.4M to 667 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

225 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

322 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City were Associate professor with 225 employees; Assistant professor with 201 employees; and Assistant professor with 174 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City were Office and Administrative Support with 322 employees; Management with 289 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 220 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Missouri-Kansas City was Male Associate professor with 126 employees, Female Assistant professor with 105 employees, and Male 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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