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OPE ID: 00249800
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Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, Missouri 64152-3795
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 64152
General information:  (816) 741-2000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,978 (10,198 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1331,091
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$8,898$9,290$10,480$10,6001.1%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,800$1,800$1,8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,045$7,045$7,046$7,1521.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,850$6,400$6,400$6,4000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,443$21,685$23,026$23,2481.0%
Off Campus$19,248$21,040$22,380$22,4960.5%
Off Campus with Family$13,398$14,640$15,980$16,0960.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid117691%————
Grant or scholarship aid16787%$1,585,152$9,492
Federal grants9047%$411,878$4,576
Pell grants9047%$399,529$4,439
Other federal grants126%$12,349$1,029
State/local government grant or scholarships8242%$186,579$2,275
Institutional grants or scholarships13872%$986,695$7,150
Student loan aid13570%$772,316$5,721
Federal student loans13570%$772,316$5,721
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,70146%$24,524,310$5,217
Pell grants3,28932%$13,289,102$4,040
Federal student loans4,50944%$30,855,510$6,843
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$10,909$10,107$11,859
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$11,223$9,964$11,810
$30,001 – $48,000$8,123$9,233$10,755
$48,001 – $75,000$13,482$12,118$12,384
$75,001 – $110,000$15,338$11,057$13,718
$110,001 and more$12,443$14,874$13,626
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment10,978
Undergraduate enrollment10,198
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment812
Graduate enrollment780
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 11%
Part-time: 89%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 54%
Female: 46%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 16%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 18%
25 and over: 64%
Age unknown: 18%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 50%
Out-of-state: 18%
Foreign countries: 33%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 2%
Part-time: 98%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 70%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 21%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 49%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 17%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants663295368
Percent admitted96%96%96%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%30%34%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 65%
Part-time students: 17%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 14 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 43%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 22%
6-year: 39%
8-year: 43%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 54%
Female: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 38%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 0%
Non-resident alien: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General-0---
Category total-0---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-14---
Category total-14---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management091---
Business Administration and Management, General12d524d86--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-0---
Business/Managerial Economics-1---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other-49---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0294d---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0d49d---
Management Information Systems, General0190---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-61d---
Office Management and Supervision1----
Category total13d1,281d86--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other--23--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-26---
Category total-2623--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General047d0-1
Computer Science039---
Information Science/Studies-0d---
Category total086d0-1
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology0----
Category total0----
Art Teacher Education--0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-9d---
Education, General--34d--
Education, Other-3---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0--
Elementary Education and Teaching-23---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-54--
Secondary Education and Teaching-34--
Special Education and Teaching, General--0--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--0--
Category total-43d42d--
Engineering, Other-7---
Category total-7---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-11---
Category total-11---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-5---
Category total-5---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-1---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator0----
Health Services Administration--22--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-78d4-1
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse54----
Category total5479d26-1
History, General-4---
Military History---0-
Category total-4-0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration3d197d---
Fire Services Administration-4---
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations---0-
Category total3d201d-0-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General-6---
Category total-6---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies010---
Category total010---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-6---
Category total-6---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-0---
Mathematics and Computer Science-0---
Nutrition Sciences-0---
Category total-0---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-3---
Physics, General-0---
Category total-3---
Psychology, General280---
Social Psychology3353d---
Category total31353d---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy--0-0
Human Services, General-1---
Public Administration-18d60-1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other--0--
Social Work-11---
Category total-30d60-1
Social Sciences
Economics, General-7---
Geography, Other-0---
Political Science and Government, General-4---
Social Sciences, Other-0---
Category total-25d---
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-0---
Category total-0---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-0---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-0---
Graphic Design-13---
Interior Design-8---
Music Performance, General-2602
Category total-23602
Grand total1012,21324305
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division I MenWomen
All Track Combined5654
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs3/1/1994 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language(!)11/13/2013 -  Accredited
Missouri State Board of Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing Programs1/1/1987 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate9.8%11.5%10.1%
Number in default240255205
Number in repayment2,4382,2002,028
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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