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Hospital Hill Health Sciences Campus

Completed in 2007, UMKC’s new Health Sciences Building provides the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy with room to accommodate their expanding enrollments. More than 2,200 UMKC students now convene on the Hospital Hill campus for health sciences training in the facility’s state-of-the-art lecture halls, classrooms, simulation labs and other high-quality, interactive learning environments. The Health Sciences Building enables UMKC to equip health care providers with the knowledge and skills to thrive in today’s health care systems.


The UMKC Health Sciences Building’s long-term impacts are numerous and far reaching. Of utmost importance is its ability to:

  • support UMKC’s robust enrollment growth in the health sciences;
  • help alleviate health care shortages in Missouri through increased capacity for both health care professionals and researchers; and
  • provide needed space for research labs and increase collaborations with partners in the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute.


$67 million

Fast Facts

  • 200,000 bricks. Placed end to end, they would total approximately 544 football fields or 371 miles — roughly the distance from Kansas City to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • 3.2 million pounds of steel reinforcement — the approximate weight of 85
    F-16 fighter jets.
  • 1,500 tons of air conditioning
  • More than 14,000 cubic yards of concrete
  • 3,000 light fixtures
  • 100 miles of telephone and data transmissions cabling
  • 7,000 amps of power distributed over nearly 250 miles of power wire
  • The UMKC Hospital Hill parking structure features more than 1,200 parking spaces and approximately 16,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level, including the new UMKC Health Sciences Bookstore.