The University of Missouri – Kansas City is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Our last Reaffirmation of Accreditation was 2009-2010. UMKC recently completed a comprehensive review on December 2 and 3, 2019. HLC Institution Action Council continued the accreditation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2029-30.
In addition, specific academic programs may have professional/discipline accreditations that have specific accreditation standards and review processes. Specific academic program accreditation information concerning the accrediting body, year first accredited and review cycle may be found here. Accreditation self-study documents and review processes may also be used to satisfy the UMKC academic program review requirements.
Ruth E. Cain, EdD
Director of Assessment
Accreditation Liaison Officer – Higher Learning Commission
Alexis N. Petri, EdD
Lead Assurance Argument Writer
Associate Research Professor