Park University Overview
Park University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Parkville, Missouri. Park University is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Park University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Park University is the master's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 11% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Park University makes roughly $45,900 a year. This is 12% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Park University Rankings
Park University holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Park University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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|#145||Best Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#203||Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Park University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Park University has earned from around the web.
|#27||Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#41||Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#43||Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#44||Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Computer Science Degree|
|#50||Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
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Where Is Park University?
Contact details for Park University are given below.
|Address:||8700 Nw River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152-3795|
How Do I Get Into Park University?
You can apply to Park University online at: www.park.edu/apply/Index.html
Admission Requirements for Park University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||neither required nor recommended|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Park University?
Can I Afford Park University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Park University, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $5,858 a year. That adds up to $23,432 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Park University is 10.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Park University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,869 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,151 full-time undergraduates at Park University, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Park University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||709|
|Hispanic or Latino||993|
Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Park University. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 67 countries are represented at Park University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Brazil.
Online Learning at Park University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Park University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 6th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Park University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Park University was 3.0%. This is the #149 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Park University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Park University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||10%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Communication & Journalism||24%|
|Communication & Media Studies||17%|
|Community Organization & Advocacy||67%|
|Computer Systems Networking||83%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||6%|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||86%|
|Human Development & Family Studies||86%|
|Human Resource Management||6%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Park University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Park University.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Park University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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