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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?

2,112 Undergraduate Awards
$19,390 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#52 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#203 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#317 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Park University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Child Development & Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Park University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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
#73 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Park University?

Location of Park University

Contact details for Park University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8700 Nw River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152-3795
Phone: 816-741-2000
Website: www.park.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/parkuniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/parkuniversity

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

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Park University?

69% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
Park University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Can I Afford Park University?

$19,390 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
10.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Park University is $19,390. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

4,151 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,546 undergraduate students at Park University, with 4,151 being full-time and 5,395 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Park University

There are also 1,869 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,151 full-time undergraduates at Park University, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Park University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Park University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Park University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 74
Black or African American 709
Hispanic or Latino 993
White 1,858
International Students 132
Other Races/Ethnicities 385

Geographic Diversity

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

6,780 Took All Classes Online
8,809 Took At Least One Class Online
3.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 22 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Park University. In 2017-2018, 8,809 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Park University has changed over the last few years.

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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
Accounting 9%
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%
Health Professions 8%
History 38%
History 38%
Human Development & Family Studies 86%
Human Resource Management 6%
Sociology 25%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Engineering #2
Geography & Cartography #3
Interdisciplinary Studies #4
Community Organization & Advocacy #5
Engineering #7
Public Relations & Advertising #7
Sociology #7
Political Science & Government #9
Computer Systems Networking #9
Computer Software & Applications #11
Child Development & Psychology #14
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #15
Homeland Security #15
General Education #16
Social Work #17
Management Information Systems #18
Economics #22
Finance & Financial Management #24
Communication & Media Studies #25
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #32
Communication & Journalism #32
Public Administration #35
Teacher Education Grade Specific #38
General Psychology #39
Nursing #41
Psychology #44
Marketing #45
Computer Information Systems #47
Social Sciences #47
Public Administration & Social Service #53
Human Resource Management #58
Accounting #61
Computer & Information Sciences #61
Criminal Justice & Corrections #66
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #68
Education #70
Health & Medical Administrative Services #71
Business Administration & Management #90
Health Professions #98
Business, Management & Marketing #98

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.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 145 1 555 16 284 1,001
Child Development & Psychology 44 0 225 0 0 269
Criminal Justice & Corrections 37 0 183 0 0 220
Human Resource Management 0 9 166 14 0 189
Computer Information Systems 25 0 158 6 0 189
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 69 4 83 156
Management Information Systems 0 0 60 0 0 60
Accounting 8 0 45 2 0 55
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 51 0 0 51
Public Administration 0 0 23 0 24 47
Social Work 0 0 15 0 32 47
Homeland Security 0 30 0 8 0 38
General Psychology 0 0 33 0 0 33
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 8 0 22 30
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 29 29
Nursing 0 0 29 0 0 29
Geography & Cartography 0 1 27 0 0 28
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 25 25
General Education 0 0 0 0 22 22
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 21 21
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 16 0 5 21
Marketing 0 0 20 0 0 20
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 18 1 0 19
Health & Physical Education 0 0 17 0 0 17
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 12 0 0 12
General Biology 0 0 8 0 0 8
History 0 0 8 0 0 8
Other Education 0 0 7 0 0 7
Human Development & Family Studies 0 7 0 0 0 7
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 6 0 0 6
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 6 0 0 6
Computer Systems Networking 0 6 0 0 0 6
Music 0 0 2 1 2 5
Other Engineering 0 0 4 0 0 4
General English Literature 0 0 4 0 0 4
Chemistry 0 0 4 0 0 4
Sociology 0 0 4 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 4 0 0 4
Mathematics 0 0 3 0 0 3
Economics 0 0 3 0 0 3
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 3 0 3
Building Management & Inspection 2 0 0 0 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 0 2 0 0 2
Construction Management 0 0 1 0 0 1
Romance Languages 0 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 261 54 1,797 55 549 2,716

References

*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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