Park University in Parkville

Parkville, MO

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Park University offers 378-degree programs and 114 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 67%. 52.2% are women, and 47.8% are men. 3% percents of international students. Park University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Park University is 9723$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $16570 and $24550 per year. 42% of full-time Park University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $44,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Park University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Park University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,732
$30,001 - $48,000$9,056
$48,001 - $75,000$10,364
$75,001 - $110,000$9,302

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 8232


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


4610 of Park University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 37 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Park University number 26 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

Students at Park University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Park University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Park University graduation rate is below the national average.

42% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Park University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Park University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 5% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 65%, so Park University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 2% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Park University full-time retention rate is 59% and part-time retention rate is 15%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Park University is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Park University the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Park University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Missouri.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Park University

The campus located by 8700 Nw River Park Drive address in Parkville, Missouri.


Park University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Park University with 0.07% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Park University are forcible sex offense, aggravated assault, and burglary.

The percentage of crimes on Austin

The campus located by Avallon Ii Suite 100 10415 Morado Circle address in Austin, Texas.


Austin in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Park University with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Austin is forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Park University offers 378 programs in total: 219 are for Bachelor's degree, 60 - for Master's degree, 51 - for Associate's degree, 33 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 198 universities in Missouri state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Park University is one of the few institutions in Missouri that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 114 distance learning programs that are provided in the Park University: 60 are for Bachelor's degree, 30 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Associate's degree, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Missouri state average data to help you compare.


Park University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 7211 students with 216325 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 602 with 14454 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Park University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I cannot say enough good things about Park University. I read through a lot of the reviews. Anyone can have a less than perfect experience with any "business". My experience with Park has been exceptional. The admissions process was outstanding. I have email, called, and used the Chat function on the website and there has not been one time that my question wasn't answered promptly and with good information. While I am a non-traditional college attendee (in every sense of the word) It is refreshing to feel part of the college community and experience.There may be contrary opinions / reviews and I hope that those people are able to get some resolution . My experience has been exceptional and would certainly do it again and recommend Park to others in my situation.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I did my studies here and just loved it. Campus was charming, classes were organized and teachers were wonderful. Great experience.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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My daughter went to school there. The counselors were horrible. They continued to have her take classes she had past, just to keep her full time to receive her pell grant to live. They had no one to help her when she went to complain. She wrote a letter wirh no response. She owes over 70 thousand in loans and still does not gave a degree. Did not receive help from anyone. One teacher told her she would never be a teacher. She is a pre school teacher and would like to get her teaching degree so she can get help paying on the loans. Any help woukd be great. I pray for her to get some help in this matter. Her name is Rebecca langley Thank you Carol Kangley

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I just graduated with a bachelor's from Park and I am very pleased with the school. I am active duty military and Park went above and beyond to apply my military training towards my degree, saving me over a year's worth of classes. Because of the positive experience I have had at Park, I am rolling directly into a master's program and am considering applying for a doctorate later. If it weren't for Park's military friendly schedule and academic programs, I don't know that I would have finished my undergrad, much less anything higher. Thank you Park!

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I'm not saying this is a bad school. It is a really affordable option for people who want small class sizes and one-on-one opportunities with professors. But be warned, the small class sizes come with a price. Professors are required to take attendance and often grade for participation. The campus is nice, but quite small. Park does offer some clubs and campus activities, but obviously nothing compared to a larger school. The Copley Quad dorms are very nice and while there isn't a super large community of students who get involved those who do seem to have a great time. That being said, if you are looking for a "typical" college experience this isn't the place. Most of the students commute and many of them are non-traditional meaning they are older than the average student, part-time, or using their GI bill. I don't regret going to Park because it is an affordable school. However, I do wish I'd gone to a more rigorous school, or at least a school with more life. The students for the most part aren't sure engaged and don't have a lot of school spirit. I don't know many students in my classes who are going to drive around with Park bumperstickers or wear the t-shirts around after graduation. For me, when I imagined going to college I pictured a campus filled with the hustle and bustle of student life. I hoped there would be enough of a residential presence that some parties would take place and I kind of anticipated having my mind opened to the world. I thought I'd participate in lively in-class discussion and do research that would prepare me for grad school much more than I have. There's not much diversity and not much student activism (they brag about all of the international students at Park but they aren't integrated into the campus very well). I also thought going to Park would come with the added freedom and flexibility most students dream of after high school graduation. In reality, Park feels a lot like a grownup high school. I want to be clear Park is a good school, you should just know what you're getting into. You can only be as immersed in the college experience as you allow yourself to be and I will admit I didn't really want to drink the Park kool-aid. If you're looking for a school you can become deeply immersed in, this might not be the place. But if you're just looking to get a degree and get out for a good price I do recommend checking it out.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 8700 NW River Park Dr


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8167412000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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