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Applying to be a KC Scholar?

Whether an adult learner or high school student, UCM offers the right opportunity for you.

Adult Learner

Get the degree you always dreamed of.

UCM offers the adult learner more than 20 programs that are taught by faculty with real-world expertise in the Kansas City metro, and offer our students skills to support their career goals and lifestyle. UCM students that study within the metro area benefit from the following advantages:

  • Flexible, affordable opportunities to advance your career.
  • Many of our in-demand career programs boast a 100 percent job placement rate.
  • Career and life balance, with evening, weekend and online courses available.
  • Programs are available in Lee’s Summit, online, and Warrensburg to suit your schedule.
  • Transfer-friendly enrollment process, meaning you can make your previous classes count!
  • Recipients of the KC Scholars are eligible for additional scholarships and institutional aid.

High School student

Choose Red to stand out.

Nearly 14,000 students are proud to call UCM home. Whether you decide to benefit from UCM's top-ranked teacher education program, or learn to fly from the cockpit of a Boeing 737 simulator, your UCM education will incorporate uncommon opportunities, including:

  • More than 150 academic programs.
  • Service-learning and volunteer projects to help you make a difference.
  • Extensive study abroad opportunities and scholarships to support your journey.
  • Internships that set you apart.
  • Career and job placement support through our career services team.
  • 200+ student organizations to connect you with fellow Mules.
  • Engaged learning opportunities that take you outside of the classroom.
  • A vibrant campus community that blends academic success and personal enrichment.
  • Recipients of the KC Scholars are eligible for additional scholarships and institutional aid from one of UCM’s many scholarships and grants.

Exceptional student support services

Receive world-class, accessible services to help you reach your personal, academic and career goals, including:

  • Academic planning and advising staff are committed to guiding you through your program.
  • Free tutoring available on campus and online.
  • Online and on-campus writing support center.