University of Missouri – Kansas City

The University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Office of Community and Public Affairs has more than 50 local partnerships with four main foci: economic development, education, health, and community. UMKC has been ranked 15th in the New England Board of Higher Education's "Best Neighbor" institutions for its community involvement. UMKC assists these partners through articulation agreements, service on area boards, and sponsoring community programs. The Urban Research Lab (URL) opened in 2005 on the UMKC campus to provide a lab for academic instruction and community research. The URL is open to all UMKC affiliates and Kansas City residents. For the Financial Year of 2012, UMKC is budgeted to generate revenue of $323 million, with net gains of $69 million.

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