• Address: 8700 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, Missouri 64152-3795

  • Phone Number: (816) 741-2000

  • Website: http://www.park.edu/

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About Park University

Park University is a private not for profit university established in 1875. The oldest building of the university Mackay Hall’s construction began in 1886, occupied in 1893. The campus is about 700 acres. There are 64-degree programs and 27 certificate programs. The campus represents the students from 58 countries.

The mission is to transform the lives through student-centered quality education and it is committed to meet student’s need for a lifetime. Accountability, Inclusivity, Excellence, and Integrity are the core values of the institute.

  • Park University acceptance rate is 85% with a total graduation rate of 38%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 15:1 with a total student population of 11,227 which consists of 4,113 full-timers and 7,114 part-timers.

  • Park University address is 8700 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, Missouri 64152-3795. 


Park University Online

The online programs allow you to study from anywhere at any time It is designed in a way where flexibility meets credibility. The classes are scheduled in accelerated, eight-week terms allowing the opportunity to start the course five times each year. Usually, the classes are started in January, March, June, August, and October.

  • Park canvas is the online Learning Management System implemented by the university to deliver the program to the distance learning students. There are so many online resources combined with the portal to help students get each and every details required to complete the course.

  • Students are requested to create an account with the Park email, the mail service provided by the university to prevent unauthorized access to the portal and other online resources. 


Park University College and Schools

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • College of Education and Health Professions

  • College of Management


Park University Tuition

The university believes that investing in education provides the highest return an individual can ever attain. It strives to keep the tuition affordable and provides several financial aids to help the students attain knowledge. The tuition for each program varies due to several factors affecting the program like technology requirement, faculty demand and so on. The average total tuition as per the degree type is given below.

Degree type

Total Average Tuition

Associate

$ 11,970

Bachelors

$ 36,187

Masters

$ 11,205

Undergraduate Certificate

$ 5,187

Graduate Certificate

$ 6,588


Park University Majors and Programs

As a pioneer in higher education since 1875, It has a long history of academic excellence. It practices the same standards to the online programs as on-campus academics. You will join with a robust, supportive, and diverse community of students from all over the world.

It offers 60 programs across 14 disciplines in the online format. The majors include Business Management, Public Administration, Nursing, Military, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Science, Sociology and so on.

Some of the programs offered are given below

Bachelor of Science in Management

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Associate of Science in Management

Associate of Science in Management

Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership

Master of Education in Educational Leadership


Park University Financial Aid

There are plenty of financial aids provided by the university. The office of financial aid will provide an estimated budget for the program you have selected and a financial aid instructor will evaluate and estimate the financial aid package based on this estimated budget.

All the students are required to fill up the FAFSA form which is mandatory to start the process of financial aid. The federal school code is 002498.

  • The Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and so on.

  • The Institutional Aid includes Academic Scholarship, Endowed Scholarship, David Mack Knight Business Administration Scholarship, Anna Louise Latimer Education Scholarship, and Competitive Freshman Scholarship.

  • The Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program.

  • The State Aid includes Pennsylvania State Grant, Missouri Access Student Financial Assistance Program (MO Grant Program), and Vermont State Grant. 


Park University Accreditation

The Institutional Accreditation is by the Higher Learning Commission(HLC).

Accounting and Business Management degrees have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


Park University Library

The McAfee Memorial Library, situated in the Norrington Center on the Parkville campus gives access to quality information resources that empower a diverse community of students to think critically, communicate efficiently. Experienced librarians are ready to assist you with research in person, and also via telephone, email and online chat.

The library faculty gives classroom guidance in research and information literacy skills. Subject-specific research guides can also be found on the e-library and also within the online portal. The e-library can be accessed at any time with a 24/7 technical assistance to solve any issue in accessing the online library. 


Park University Ranking and Reviews

Some of the ranking according to the U.S.News report are given below.

  • It ranks between 128 to 165 in Regional Universities Midwest.

  • It ranks 92nd in Best Online Graduate Business Programs.

  • It ranks 156th in Best Online MBA Programs.

  • It ranks 174th in Best Online Bachelor's Programs.

  • It ranks 213th in Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

Some of the student’s reviews are

  • Generally, the university is great in all the aspects. There are plenty of places to eat, shop, entertainment in and nearby the campus. It will be a perfect fit if you are not looking for a party school and want to be around people with various background.

  • Majority of the students opt for online classes. The workload is heavy but still manageable as the faculties play a great role in helping the students. The tuitions are moderately priced and the quality of education and values you get is really high. 


Park University Campus

You enter into a custom founded upon trust in yourself and readiness to work with honesty and intensity. The tradition of the campus will be with you along your journey for a lifetime. It has a wide variety of students clubs and organizations that present you with possibilities to meet exciting people, get involved in something you are enthusiastic about, make important connections in your area of study, and spread your learning beyond the classroom.

Park University Athletics - Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field, and Volleyball are the sports actively participated by the Park Pirates. The facilities provided by the department includes Breckon Sports Center, Julian Field, Comfort Field, Track Complex, Softball Complex, Hemingway Field and so on.

Park University Dorms - Office of Residence Life and Education strive hard to accommodate the students with a premier living practice. More than 35% of the tenants come from outside the United States, which turns into a once-in-a-lifetime chance to assist you to connect with and learn from others around the globe. Chesnut Hall is a six-floor co-ed residence hall with semi furnished rooms. It is air-conditioned and the carpeted rooms are about 12 x 16 feet, giving plenty of usable space.

Park University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Parkville, Missouri

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002498
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What is FAFSA school code?
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , eLibrary , Financial Aid, Yellow Ribbon Program

Branches

Austin (Texas), Kansas City (Missouri), Columbus (Ohio), Charleston (South Carolina), Arlington (Texas)

Data Source: http://www.park.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Park University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 85 %
Student Faculty Ratio 15: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 54 % Part Time: 26 %
Total Population 11,227
Student Population Full Time: 4,113 Part Time: 7,114
Gender Division Male: 49 % Female: 51 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 4,152 2,069 2,083
Total Applicants Admitted - 3,511 1,803 1,708
Applicants Enrolled - 528 276 252
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 168 67 101
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 360 209 151

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 27 %

The College Monk

Female: 43 %

Total Graduation Rate: 38 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Park University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Park University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Public Administration History

College of Management

Majors available

Business Management

College of Education and Health Professions

Majors available

Education Health Science

Park University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.


Park University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,540 Undergraduate Student. US Citizen or an Eligible Non - Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,050 Undergraduate student. Eligible for Federal Pell Grant. Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,050 Undergraduate or Graduate student. Enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major. Minimum of 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $1,050 Undergraduate student. Eligible for Federal Pell Grant. Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,498 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,498 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $7,906 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Should not have an adverse credit history. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Academic Scholarship $5,500 Minimum of 24 credit hours. Varies
Endowed Scholarship $5,500 First-time prospective students to the Parkville Daytime campus and returning students. Varies
David Mack Knight Business Administration Scholarship $430 3.00 GPA or higher and demonstrate participation in Park extracurricular activities with evidence of leadership talent. Varies
Anna Louise Latimer Education Scholarship $360 Minimum GPA of 3.0 and Demonstrate financial need. Varies
Competitive Freshman Scholarship Varies Must submit a 300–500 word personal essay on what they would like to accomplish with their degree. ACT/SAT scores ≥ 25/1220. 6th semester High School transcripts with no less than a 3.75 cumulative weighted GPA. November 9th, 2018

Data Source: http://www.park.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $4,155 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,550 Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.park.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pennsylvania State Grant Varies Pennsylvania Residents that meet Requirements Indicated by Federal Student Aid Report (SAR). August 1st, 2019
Missouri Access Student Financial Assistance Program (MO Grant Program) $1,500 Missouri Residents that meet Requirements Indicated by Federal Student Aid Report (SAR). February 1st, 2019
Vermont State Grant Varies Vermont Residents that meet Requirements Indicated by Federal Student Aid Report (SAR). Varies

Data Source: http://www.park.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $16,282
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,479
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,103
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,770
Over $110,000 $19,874

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 36% $3,605
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 76% $6,809
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 46% $4,073
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 49% $6,019
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 55% $5,333
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 55% $4,880
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 15,418
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 7,218
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $17,302,983
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,397
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.park.edu/tuition/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 3,096 $4,376
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 2,967 $4,456
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 129 $2,531

Data Source: http://www.park.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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