Park University

country rank  815
world rank  2301

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University Overview

Established in 1875, Park University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Parkville (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Missouri. This institution also has a branch campus in Kansas City. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Park University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Park University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 147 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Park University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Founded 1875
Motto Fides et Labor
Faith and Work
Colours Gold and burgundy

University Location

Address 8700 NW River Park Drive
64152-3795 Missouri
United States
Tel +1 (816) 741 2000
Fax +1 (816) 741 4462
Other locations Kansas City

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 8700 River Park Drive
Parkville 64152
(816) 584 6215
800 745 7275

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Park University's Library
Park University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 13,776 physical volumes, 245 physical media, 52,167 digital/electronic medium and 92 licensed digital/electronic databases. Park University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Park University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 383 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
  • Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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