Park Accolades

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Victory Media — Park University was recognized by the publishing company as a “2017 Military Friendly Spouse School,” ranking No. 7 in the country in the “private institutions with more than 10,000 students category (February 2017)

Victory Media — Park University was honored by the publishing company with a “Top 10 Gold Military Friendly School Award.” Park is ranked No. 5 in the private, large schools (more than 10,000 students) category. (January 2017)

Victory Media — For the eight consecutive year, Park University is honored as a 2017 Military Friendly School. The military friendly designation by Victory Media, which publishes G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse magazines, recognizes the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and also dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. (November 2016)

Military Times Park University is ranked the No. 4 “Best for Vets” private college/university in the country in the publication’s “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” rankings. The ranking is a reflection of the services and support the University provides to active duty military, veterans and their families. Park also ranked No. 5 overall in the “online and nontraditional” category. (November 2016)

U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News Short List) — Park University is ranked as the 10th least expensive private college/university in the country, based on 2016-17 tuition and fees. (September 2016)

Washington Monthly Park University is ranked No. 3 overall in the country and No. 2 among private colleges/universities on the publication’s “Best Four-Year Colleges for Adult Learners” list. Park was also ranked No. 33 overall and No. 22 among private schools on the “Best Bang for the Buck – Midwest Colleges” list. (August 2016)

PayScale College ROI Report — Park University is ranked among the top private colleges/universities in the country offering the best annual return on investment for 2016. For students who live on campus, not including financial aid, Park ranks No. 2 in the country; for students who live off campus, Park ranks No. 5. (April 2016)

Guide to Online Schools — Park is one of the 2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges, schools that provide a strong military culture, provide exceptional online support to its military students, and earn high marks in financial aid and flexibility. Park is one of just eight schools to earn a perfect score for both its military culture and online support. (March 2016)

Victory Media — Park University is named as a Top 25 Military Friendly Online Program. The recognition is related to the University’s honor by Victory Media as a 2016 Military Friendly School for the seventh consecutive year. (March 2016)

Military Times Park University’s School of Business is recognized as the No. 2 “Best for Vets” business school in the country among private colleges/universities in the country, according to Military Times, an independent source for news and information for the military community, and its associated publications, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Timesand Marine Corps Times. Overall, Park ranks No. 12, which includes public and for-profit schools. Park is one of just eight schools to receive four stars out of a possible four in regard to both staff support and academic support. (February 2016)

Military Times Park University is the No. 1 Best for Vets private college/university in the country, The ranking is a reflection of the services and support the University provides to active duty military, veterans and their families. Park is ranked No. 2 overall in the “online and nontraditional” category (schools that serve military students primarily online or through a network of campuses). (November 2015)

U.S. News & World Report Recognized Park has having the ninth least-expensive tuition and fees among private colleges and universities in the country for the 2015-16 academic year. Park is the highest ranked college/university on the list that does not have a religious affiliation. (September 2015)

Military Advanced Education — For the seventh consecutive year, Park University was selected as one of the top military-friendly colleges and universities in the country.

Best Value Schools — Park University received a pair of rankings from this website that assists students in getting the most value in a college or graduate degree. Park was ranked No. 9 on the “30 Best Affordable Online Colleges 2014” list and No. 19 on the “Best Online Colleges 2014” list.

The Other College Guide — This publication by Washington (D.C.) Monthly ranked Park University No. 59 among all schools in the Midwest in its “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings. Among schools based in Missouri, Park is ranked third.

Victory Media — The publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines placed Park University on its list of Military Friendly Schools for the eighth consecutive year. The list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

StateUniversity.com — Park is ranked among the safest four-year universities in the United States, according to StateUniversity.com, a directory of U.S. colleges and universities that provides comprehensive information on all institutions of higher learning. Park was ranked No. 35 among all schools in the country and No. 29 among all private universities nationwide. Park is considered the safest school in the Kansas City metropolitan area and No. 3 in Missouri.

BestColleges.com — Park University made the list of “50 Colleges with the Lowest Out-of-State Tuition.” Park was the only college/university based in the Kansas City region to earn a spot on the list, and is one of just eight private schools nationwide to make the list. Park University’s online Master of Healthcare Administration program was ranked No. 18 among MHA programs nationally by BestColleges.com. The ranking is based on acceptance, retention, graduation and enrollment rates.

University Research & Review — For the second consecutive year, Park University is one of 15 colleges/universities nationwide to receive a Best Value School designation, and is the only college/university based in the Kansas City region to earn a spot on the list.

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Park University was ranked No. 13 among private, nonprofit master’s level institutions for colleges/universities with the largest enrollments, based on Fall 2012 figures in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Almanac of Higher Education 2014-15.