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Park University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Park University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Park University offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Park University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Park University was awarded 44 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Park University as #1,526 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Park University is also ranked #40 out of 46 schools in Missouri.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Park University?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Park University has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Park University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Park University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Park University is 11%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Park University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 44% rate at Park University is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 8% for first-time, full-time students at Park University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Park University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,861 undergraduates at Park University with 4,134 being full-time and 5,727 being part-time.

Park University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 95.50 out of 100, Park University is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  95.50 out of 100
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How Much Does Park University Cost?

The overall average net price of Park University is $16,185. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Park University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,295 $14,191 $18,268 $17,489 $18,118

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Park University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Park University, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $5,799 a year. That adds up to $23,196 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Park University is 10.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Park University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Park University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,900 in their early years. That's great news for Park University students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Park University

Park University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Parkville, Missouri. Parkville is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Park University

Contact details for Park University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8700 Nw River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152-3795
Phone: 816-741-2000
Website: www.park.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/parkuniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/parkuniversity

Park University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Park University. Of these students, 2,058 received undergraduate degrees and 549 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 555 $41,600
Child Development & Psychology 225 $32,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 183 $32,900
Human Resource Management 166 $41,600
Computer Information Systems 158 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 69 NA
Management Information Systems 60 NA
Interdisciplinary Studies 51 NA
Accounting 45 $49,300
General Psychology 33 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Park University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Park University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 8,809 students took at least one online class at Park University. This is a decrease from the 8,859 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 8,809 6,780
2016-2017 8,859 6,719
2015-2016 8,754 5,992
2014-2015 8,352 6,215
2013-2014 8,799 6,056

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