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Parker University Overview

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

What Is Parker University Known For?

261 Undergraduate Awards
  • Parker University has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 7 to 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 2017-2018 academic year, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Parker University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,000 a year. That's about 8% 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
#3 Most Popular Chiropractic Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Parker University?

Location of 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:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Parker University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Parker University?

57% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate

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 Parker University, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $7,341 a year. That adds up to $29,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Parker University is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Parker University Undergraduate Student Diversity

320 Full-Time Undergraduates
70% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 490 undergraduate students at Parker University, with 320 being full-time and 170 being part-time.

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

There are also 1,046 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 320 full-time undergraduates at Parker University, 30% are male and 70% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Parker University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Parker University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 94
Hispanic or Latino 61
White 120
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 29

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

20 Took All Classes Online
252 Took At Least One Class Online
-30.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Parker University. In 2017-2018, 252 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 129th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Parker University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Parker University was -30.7%. This is the #2,724 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
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 86%
Computer & Information Sciences 40%
Computer Information Systems 40%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 75%
Health Professions 17%
Health Sciences & Services 18%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 56%
Liberal Arts General Studies 56%

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
Computer Information Systems #235
Health & Medical Administrative Services #448

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 Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Chiropractic 0 0 0 0 239 239
Allied Health Professions 2 59 0 0 0 61
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 41 10 0 0 0 51
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 49 0 0 49
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 40 0 0 40
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 36 0 0 0 36
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 4 5 0 0 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 5 3 0 0 8
Business Administration & Management 0 0 2 3 0 5
Computer Information Systems 0 0 5 0 0 5
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Telecommunications Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 114 104 3 239 503


*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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