Park Accolades

Parents & Colleges — Park University continued to hold down the top spot as the No. 1 ranked value among private universities/colleges in the United States. Park has been ranked No. 1 in the category “Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges and Universities” since the summer of 2010.

Military Times — Park University’s School of Business was ranked the No. 8 “Best for Vets” business school in the country, earning a top 10 designation for the second year in a row. (Among all private and public colleges and universities.) In addition, as a part of the rankings, Park was one of only three schools to receive four stars out of a possible four in regard to both staff support and academic support.

Military Times — Park University was ranked No. 4 “best for vets” among all private colleges/ universities in the country and No. 5 overall in the “online and nontraditional” category.

Colleges of Distinction — For five consecutive years, Park University has been selected as a College of Distinction — one of less than 330 of the more than 4,000 colleges/universities nationwide that excel in engaging students, and has great teaching, a great community and successful outcomes.

Great Value Colleges — Park University was ranked by Great Value Colleges, a website dedicated to help students get the best possible education for their money, on its list of the “100 Most Affordable Online Colleges in the U.S. 2015.” Park is ranked No. 80 on the list, as indicated by 2014-15 estimated tuition and fees reported to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Online Military Education — A website dedicated to providing information about colleges/ universities that accept the G.I. Bill, ranked Park University No. 15 on its “Best Online Colleges for Military and G.I. Bill” list. 

Military Times —Park University earned high marks among service members using tuition assistance across all branches of the Armed Forces. Park ranked No. 10 in the country among all colleges/universities and No. 2 among all private universities; among Air Force/Air National Guard members, Park ranked No. 4 nationally and No. 1 among private colleges/universities, and among members of the Marine Corps, Park ranked No. 5 nationally and No. 1 among private colleges/universities.

G.I. Jobs — For the sixth consecutive year, Park University was honored by G.I. Jobs magazine on its list of Military Friendly Schools.

ROI Recognition in Wall Street Journal — Park University was recognized in a Wall Street Journal article as the No. 5 private college in the country for return on investment for students, based on the 2014 PayScale College ROI Report.

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. — Park is ranked among the safest four-year universities in the United States, according to, 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. — 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 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.