The University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) is a public university in Kansas City, Missouri. The main campus is located in the Rockhill neighborhood of Kansas City. UMKC was first built as University of Kansas City, a dual tribute to Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee. It is located close to a large battlefield of the Civil War. One of the more interesting buildings on campus in Epperson House, a Tudor-Gothic mansion with a history of ghosts. UMKC has been growing rapidly in recent years, with a current student body of over 17,000.
A Reputation for Excellence
UMKC boasts a low student to faculty ratio, with approximately 12 students to every member of the faculty. Around 95% of faculty members hold the highest degree in their field of study. There are more endowed chairs and professorships at UMKC than any other school in the University of Missouri system.