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UMKC logoUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City

By 2020 we will grow enrollment to 20,000 and increase graduation rates 10% by ensuring student success through a small-college experience and Kansas City's community-engaged urban research university while leveraging our strengths in the visual and performing arts, life & health sciences, and entrepreneurship.

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Best-In-Class Metrics

Total expenditures for Life and Health Sciences



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Total expenditures for Life and Health Sciences

UMKC has a mission statement that identifies the health sciences as one of its core emphases, and we have world-class strength in this area. We are capitalizing on this strength in many ways and it appears in the campus strategic plan that we have built upon to develop the system strategic plan.

Number of students attending ticketed UMKC events



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Number of students attending ticketed UMKC events

UMKC has a mission statement that identifies the visual and performing arts as one of its core emphases, and we have world-class strength in this area. We are capitalizing on this strength in many ways and it appears in the campus strategic plan that we have built upon to develop the system strategic plan.

Percent of seniors agreeing that UMKC is student-centered



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Percent of seniors agreeing that UMKC is student-centered

Despite the increased enrollment, we will strive to maintain our strong on campus faculty/student ratio resulting in a small college experience for our students by not exceeding a 14:1 faculty student ratio. We are also creating residential learning communities, expanding Greek Life, expanding study abroad, creating an Honors College, revising the General Education curriculum, and providing additional high impact educational experiences to enhance our students? learning environment.

Number of students in undergraduate entrepreneurship courses



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Number of students in undergraduate entrepreneurship courses

We have clear, world-class strengths in teaching and research in the area of entrepreneurship that we are building upon, not only in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, but across the entire university.

Strategy Metrics

Retention of first-time, full-time college students



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Retention of first-time, full-time college students

We will increase our graduation rates by at least 10% and our retention rates by at least 15% as part of our enrollment growth strategy. These graduation & retention rates will put us in the top quartile of our peer institutions.

Six-year graduation rate of first-time, full-time college students




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Six-year graduation rate of first-time, full-time college students

We will increase our graduation rates by at least 10% and our retention rates by at least 15% as part of our enrollment growth strategy. These graduation & retention rates will put us in the top quartile of our peer institutions.

Percent of UMKC students taking at least one online or distance course



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Percent of UMKC students taking at least one online or distance course

Our strategic plan includes a comprehensive approach to student success including professional development for our undergraduate advisors, the introduction of a University College to assist our undecided students, attention to improving our gateway courses, and Course Redesign employing technology to improve learning outcomes.

Number of campus community partnerships



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Number of campus community partnerships

A component of our larger strategic plan is to embed the community in our campus and embed the campus in our community. Capitalizing on our urban setting, we will increase the availability of applied learning opportunities such as practica, internships and service learning. We will enhance our research profile by focusing resources on centers of excellence and continuing to improve our research and tech transfer offices. The availability of research opportunities for our undergraduates is being expanded significantly as a point of distinction from our competitors.

Number of underrepresented students



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Number of underrepresented students

Our strategic plan includes a comprehensive approach to student success including professional development for our undergraduate advisors, the introduction of a University College to assist our undecided students, attention to improving our gateway courses, and Course Redesign employing technology to improve learning outcomes.

Total research expenditures



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Total research expenditures

UMKC has a mission statement that identifies the visual & performing arts and life & health sciences as core emphases, and we have world-class strengths in these areas. We are capitalizing on these strengths in many ways and they appear in the campus strategic plan that we have built upon to develop the system strategic plan. We also have clear, world-class strengths in teaching and research in the area of entrepreneurship that we are building upon, not only in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, but across the entire University.

Amount of revenue generated outside of state funding



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Amount of revenue generated outside of state funding

A component of our larger strategic plan is to embed the community in our campus and embed the campus in our community. Capitalizing on our urban setting, we will increase the availability of applied learning opportunities such as practica, internships and service learning. We will enhance our research profile by focusing resources on centers of excellence and continuing to improve our research and tech transfer offices. The availability of research opportunities for our undergraduates is being expanded significantly as a point of distinction from our competitors.

Accountability Measures

Headcount enrollment



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FTE enrollment



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Student diversity



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Total degrees awarded



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Development of annual fundraising



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Full Plan

To view full plan details for MU, visit: strategicplan.umkc.edu.

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Contact Information

Planning

Gail Hackett, Provost
Phone: (816) 235-1107
Email: hackettg@umkc.edu

Financials

Sharon Lindenbaum. Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Services
Phone: (816) 235-2650
Email: lindenbaums@umkc.edu

Metrics/Dashboard

Larry Bunce, Director of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning
Phone: (816) 235-1045
Email: buncel@umkc.edu