HLC Accreditation

HLC Institutional Actions Council continued the accreditation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2029-30.


Reaffirmation is important because accreditation:

  • affirms that UMKC is providing a quality education
  • presents opportunities for UMKC continuous improvement of programs and operations
  • provides UMKC with feedback

UMKC’s Assurance Argument

Over the past 18 months, the HLC committees and staff have worked hard to prepare UMKC for its comprehensive evaluation. A detailed group process led to UMKC’s completed assurance argument and evidence. Members of the UMKC community may read the assurance argument online or by downloading it from Box.

Read UMKC’s Final Assurance Argument Submitted in 2019



UMKC Resources

Links to UMKC websites for strategic plan, master plan, facts and figures, RooSTRONG, and degree programs.

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HLC Overview

Learn about the Higher Learning Commission and the history of UMKC’s accreditation.

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HLC Accreditation History

This resource provides a documented history of UMKC’s affiliation with the Higher Learning Commission.

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