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Study at 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.

Profile of Park University

The campus of Park University is in Parkville, MO, which is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Park University include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in business and management, therapy and Counselling, and security and law enforcement.

Park University Selectivity

Admission at Park University is selective, not open to all who apply.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Park University had 13, 259 students enrolled (5, 917 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Park University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Independent Midwest Region and Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community. "

Park University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 610business management, human resources, MIS, accounting and management, marketing, financial management, logistics, accounting, . . .
Therapy and Counselling460social psychology, psychology
Security and Law Enforcement252criminal justice and administration, fire services administration
Computer Science and Engineering108computer and info science, computer science
Education and Teaching92education, elementary school teaching, teacher education, education courses, early childhood education, educational administration, special ed, art Education
Family and Social Work60social service professions, public administration, social work, community organization, human services
Medical administration49health care facilities management, medical records admin, health care administration
Liberal Arts38history, English, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, geography, political science, Spanish language, economics, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine37registered nursing
Design14interior design, graphic design
Science14biology, chemistry, physics, biological and physical sciences
Media14communication studies
Engineering8various engineering courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6athletic trainer, nutrition sciences
Music5music performance
office and Administration2office management
Law1legal studies
Construction Trades1building inspection and management
Fine Arts1fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts1drama, acting
Art Studies0art studies
Mathematics0mathematics and computer science, mathematics
Transportation0aviation operations
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural management

Contact: Park University

Park University

8700 NW River Park Dr

Parkville, MO 64152-3795

General Phone: (816) 741-2000


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