UMKC Tuition Fee Statistics

This report examines the public cost of tuition at The University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) and analyzes how fees can change based on each student’s status, their degree level and the total amount of financial aid awarded.

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, UMKC undergraduate tuition fees (Missouri residents and Kansas) total $10,796.
  • Tuition fees for heartland undergraduate students total $15,356 (+42.24% over residents)
  • Tuition fees for international undergraduate students total $26,744 (+147.72% over residents)
  • This would amount to between $43,184 and $106,976 in total tuition for a 4-year undergraduate course depending on a student’s status.
  • However, to reduce fees 88% of first-year students at UMKC receive financial assistance each year, which often continues throughout undergraduate study.
  • Resident graduate and professional fees charged per credit hour range from $444 to $1,263.
  • Non-resident graduate and professional fees charged per credit hour range from $902 to $2,522.
  • Resident graduate and professional fees charged per semester range from $11,979 to $19,203. 
  • Non-resident graduate and professional fees charged per semester range from $14,375 to $38,272.
  • In total, $206 million in financial aid is awarded annually by UMKC.

UMKC standard undergraduate tuition fees

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, UMKC undergraduate tuition fees (Missouri residents and Kansas) total $10,796.
  • UMKC undergraduate tuition fees (heartland) total $15,356 .
  • UMKC undergraduate tuition fees (international) total $26,744
  • UMKC undergraduate tuition fees have increased by between 4.84% and 5.10% over the given 2-year period.
Fee type2021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee (Missouri residents and Kansas rate)$10,272$10,796+ 5.10%
Tuition fee (Heartland rate)$14,624$15,356+ 5.01%
Tuition fee (International rate)$25,510$26,744+ 4.84%
(Excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to compare tuition fees for standard UMKC undergraduate courses:

UMKC graduate and professional tuition fees

Residents

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, tuition fees per credit hour for residents are:
    • $444 per credit hour for standard graduate courses.
    • $654 per credit hour for the Nursing and Health Studies graduate program.
    • $702 per credit hour for the Law LL.M. program.
    • $745 per credit hour for Medicine (year 1 to 2).
    • $853 per credit hour for the Law J.D. program.
    • $1,263 per credit hour for the Dental graduate program.
  • Tuition fees per semester for residents are:
    • $11,979 per semester for the Physician Assistant program.
    • $12,897 per semester for the Medicine Anesthesia program.
    • $13,880 per semester for the Pharmacy program.
    • $14,037 per semester for Medicine (year 3 to 6).
    • $19,203 per semester for the Dentistry D.D.S. program.

Non-residents

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, tuition fees per credit hour for non-residents are:
    • $902 per credit hour for the Law J.D. program.
      • (+5.74% over residents)
    • $1,147 per credit hour for standard graduate courses.
      • (+158.33% over residents)
    • $1,244 per credit hour for the Nursing and Health Studies graduate program.
      • (+90.21% over residents)
    • $1,491 per credit hour for Medicine (year 1 & 2).
      • (+100.13% over residents)
    • $1,771 per credit hour for the Law LL.M. program.
      • (+152.28% over residents)
    • $2,522 per credit hour for the Dental graduate program.
      • (+99.68% over residents)
  • Tuition fees per semester for non-residents are:
    • $14,375 per semester for the Physician Assistant program.
      • (+20.00% over residents)
    • $15,400 per semester for the Medicine Anesthesia program.
      • (+19.41% over residents)
    • $15,544 per semester for the Pharmacy program.
      • (+11.99% over residents)
    • $28,073 per semester for Medicine (year 3 to 6).
      • (+99.99% over residents)
    • $38,272 per semester for the Dentistry D.D.S. program.
      • (+99.30% over residents)

UMKC financial aid

  • $206 million in financial aid is awarded annually by UMKC.
  • 88% of first-year students at UMKC receive financial assistance each year.
  • 78% of transfer students at UMKC receive financial aid and scholarships each year.
  • 49% of all undergraduates receive financial aid.
  • As of the 2021/22 academic year, the average amount of financial aid given was $8,046.

Roo athletic fund

  • As of 2023, contributions to the Roo athletic fund support over 240 student-athletes at UMKC.
  • As of 2019, it was estimated that each student-athlete received $47,406 annually in fund contributions. Of this:
    • $34,887 of funding (73.59%) goes towards tuition, room, board and books.
    • $6,782 of funding (14.31%) goes towards travel.
    • $1,225 of funding (2.58%) goes towards sports medicine.
    • $1,045 of funding (2.20%) goes towards academic tutoring and advising.
    • $780 of funding (1.65%) goes towards athletic performance and training.

UMKC tuition fees FAQ

How much is UMKC tuition per year?

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, UMKC annual tuition for standard undergraduate courses is estimated at:
    • $10,796 (Missouri residents and Kansas rate).
    • $15,356 (Heartland rate).
    • $26,744 (International rate).

What is UMKC tuition per semester? 

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, UMKC semestral tuition for standard undergraduate courses is estimated at:
    • $5,398 (Missouri residents and Kansas rate).
    • $7,678 (Heartland rate).
    • $13,372 (International rate).

What does UMKC dental tuition cost

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, dental tuition totals:
    • $1,263 per credit hour for the Dental graduate program for residents.
    • $2,522 per credit hour for the Dental graduate program for non-residents.
    • $19,203 per semester for the Dentistry D.D.S. program for residents.
    • $38,272 per semester for the Dentistry D.D.S. program for non-residents.