At UMKC an entire city is your campus, stretching your academic and personal pursuits beyond the norm of typical universities. A part of Kansas City's thriving urban core, UMKC brings together its students and the city it calls home. Not only does UMKC offer an amazing educational experience with top-notch faculty and skills that go directly from the classroom to the real world, but also the convenience of big city living without the outrageous price tag. The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.