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Parker University Overview

Located in Dallas, Texas, Parker University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Parker University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Parker University Known For?

174 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at Parker University may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • Students at Parker University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Parker University.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 51% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Parker University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,974 a year. That's about 10% more than their peers at other schools.

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Parker University Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Dietetics & Nutrition Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Dietetics & Nutrition Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Neurobiology & Neurosciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools College Factual
#1 Best Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Schools College Factual
#2 Best Chiropractic Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#11 Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#109 Best Allied Health Professions Schools College Factual
#133 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual

Where Is Parker University?


Contact details for Parker University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2540 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75229-5668
Phone: 972-438-6932

How Do I Get Into Parker University?

You can apply to Parker University online at:

Since Parker University has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Parker University?

72% Take Out Loans
2.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Parker University, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $6,987 a year. That adds up to $27,948 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Parker University is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Parker University Undergraduate Student Diversity

336 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 462 undergraduate students at Parker University, with 336 being full-time and 126 being part-time.


There are also 1,235 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 336 full-time undergraduates at Parker University, 32% are male and 68% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 71
Hispanic or Latino 64
White 149
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 36

Over 6 countries are represented at Parker University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, China, and Cyprus.

Online Learning at Parker University

124 Took All Classes Online
1,225 Took At Least One Class Online
81.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,225 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 58th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Parker University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Parker University was $15,672 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Parker University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences #1 #1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences #1 #1
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #7 #4
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #22 #22
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #52 #37
Health Sciences & Services #75 #62

Online Growth Rankings of Parker University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Parker University was 81.1%. This is the #482 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Parker University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Parker University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 44%
Health Professions 6%
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 38%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Parker University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Parker University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences #1
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #10
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #19
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #28
Health & Physical Education #33
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #33
General Psychology #34
Health Sciences & Services #38
Computer Information Systems #45
Psychology #70
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #103
Liberal Arts General Studies #103
Computer & Information Sciences #115
Health & Medical Administrative Services #116
Business Administration & Management #255
Business, Management & Marketing #337
Health Professions #365

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%.

Parker University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Chiropractic 0 0 0 0 0 233 233
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 6 48 0 0 0 54
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0 50 0 50
Allied Health Professions 0 48 0 0 0 0 48
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 29 0 29
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 24 0 0 0 0 24
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 17 0 0 17
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 2 7 0 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 3 0 6 0 0 9
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 9 0 0 9
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2 0 4 0 0 6
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Information Technology 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
General Psychology 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Telecommunications Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 83 48 41 86 233 493


*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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