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Region: Midtown
Address:
5100 Rockhill Rd., SRC 201
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Phone: (844) UMK-CFAN

Hours: Office hours 9am-5pm Mon.-Fri.

History of UMKCThe University of Kansas City, a private, independent university, began its first classes on Oct. 2, 1933, with 264 students. In the eventful decades following that day, the University developed rapidly, in part due to its affiliation with several area professional schools. On July 25, 1963, the University of Kansas City became the fourth institution in the University of Missouri System. The University’s name was changed to University of Missouri-Kansas City. UMKC Athletics UMKC is a NCAA Division I institution that competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) with 16 teams which includes: basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis, golf, track and field, and cross country. UMKC Athletics is currently led by Director of Athletics, Carla Wilson. Student-athletes from 16 sports have an 87 percent graduation rate, compared with the NCAA Division I average of 84 percent. UMKC competes in the Western Athletic Conference. UMKC has captured 12 Division I athletic conference titles since 2008, most recently with championship honors in women's soccer and volleyball during the fall of 2014. UMKC Athletics looks to provide a first class experience with family-friendly events all year long. For more information on how you can support Kansas City’s only Division I team, visit www.umkckangaroos.com or call 844-UMKC-FAN.
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