Park University
Parkville, MO 64152-3795


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 11,227
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 357 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Park University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,152 applications and 3,511 students were granted admission. Park University is at the #83 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Park University's tuition was $11,730 for all students regardless of residency (56.2% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of Park University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 45% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,943 (which is 10.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Park University in 2016-2017, was 57, which is 55% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,880 (which is 17.2% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Park University has enrolled a total of 11,227 students (4,113 students full-time and 7,114 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,227 students, 1,128 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and 9,857 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,370 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 5,992 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 48%

Black/African American: 18%

Hispanic: 16%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Park University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 22% 163 41
Health Professions And Related Programs 13% 96 51
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 12% 86 3
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 9% 64 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 8% 56 18
Psychology 5% 36 0
Construction Trades 4% 27
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 15 13
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1% 7 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 1% 6

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Park University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Park University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,200. Last year, out of the total 2,683 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,388 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,007 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,646 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $38,200 $45,300
Employment Rate 89% 88%
Total Graduates 2,683 3,007

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Park University.

Donnelly College
5.5 mile away
City Vision University
10 mile away
Kansas City Art Institute
11.1 mile away
Rockhurst University
12.3 mile away
Kansas Christian College
13.4 mile away
University of Saint Mary
13.7 mile away