Our Mission


The UMKC Honors College promotes the University’s commitment to academic excellence. The Honors College:

  • offers an enriched program of honors education for outstanding students of all majors;
  • fosters intellectual and civic values: inquiry, discovery, knowledge and imagination, as well as community service, social justice and ethical leadership;
  • offers support for instructional innovation and provides the best possible teaching and learning environment for faculty and students.


The UMKC Honors College aspires to become a program of national distinction, recognized as one of the most innovative, engaged, diverse and inclusive honors colleges in the United States.


The UMKC Honors College Strategic Plan will advance the mission of the Honors College within the framework of the UMKC Strategic Plan and the University of Missouri System Strategic Priorities.