Park University

Park University

Park University was established in 1875. The main building is on the national register of historic places. It is a private institution offering higher education. There are over 40 campuses in more than 20 U.S. states that include three campuses in the Kansas City area and one campus center in Austin, Texas. The university consists of an 800 acre home campus and can accommodate more than 1,000 students.

Park University's women's soccer team finished as a runner up in the 1994 National Championship. The sports team's official colors are canary and wine, and its nickname the Pirates.

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Contacting Park University

Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr
Parkville , MO 64152-3795
General Phone: (816) 741-2000

Park University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,551business management, logistics, accounting, accounting and management, managerial economics, financial management, human resources, MIS, marketing, ...
Therapy and Counseling484psychology, social psychology
Security and Law Enforcement277criminal justice and administration, fire services administration
Computer Science and Engineering90computer and info science, information science, computer science
Family and Social Work88human services, community organization, public administration, social work, social service professions
Education and Teaching85education, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, art education, education courses
Medical Administration63health care administration, health care facilities management, medical records admin
Media45communication studies, media studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine38registered nursing
Liberal Arts38Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, geography, geography courses, political science, sociology, social studies, ...
Design20interior design, graphic design
Science12biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Music7music performance
Engineering7various engineering courses
Fine Arts6fine arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3nutrition sciences, athletic trainer
Transportation3aviation operations
Construction Trades2building inspection and management
Law2legal studies
Office and Administration0office management
Mathematics0mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural management
Drama and Performing Arts0drama, acting
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Park University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,55455
Master's degree19811
Associate's degree6314
Postbaccalaureate certificate61

Park University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Park University had a total enrollment of 13,259 students (9,798 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 21%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 2%
20-21 7%
22-24 15%
25-29 23%
30-34 16%
35-39 14%
40-49 18%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)25%
New York1%

Park University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 33 %

Park University Room and Board (2007)

Park University offers campus housing for 496 of its 9,798 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Parkville, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Park University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470720
SAT Math550630
ACT Verbal1826
ACT Math1725
ACT Composite1926

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT3%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT65%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Park University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,674
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,674
Room and board $ 6,330
Room charge $ 3,020
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,310
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Park University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 249800)

Park University Faculty

Park University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2224
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2625

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year5$75,6842*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*5$67,221
All faculty totalcalendar year6$79,4707$69,711

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$75,1085$67,027
Associate professoracademic year22$66,42615$61,635
Assistant professoracademic year29$53,57031$52,839
Instructoracademic year3$39,8511*
All faculty totalacademic year64$60,71252$56,456

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Park University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Independent Midwest Region
Baseball Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports404585

Park University Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering, Other

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Geography, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Nutrition Sciences

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Social Psychology

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets Park University Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Park University % of degrees in business and management
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Park University Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Park University % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of degree programs
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Top 11%Park University Number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
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Top 12%Park University % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Park University % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Male % of student body
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Top 14%Park University Male % of student body
% of degrees in medical administration
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Park University % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Park University % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Park University % of degrees in computer science and engineering

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