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Future Students

Making A World of Difference

Engage with Park A private education can make a world of difference in your future. At Park University, we take pride in our tradition of keeping private education affordable and within reach of a wide range of students. When you choose Park University, you join a growing global community of Park alumni who are thriving in all walks of life.

For maximum flexibility, Park offers students three ways to study:
  • Face-to-face programs at 40 locations nationwide
  • Online programs
  • Traditional university experience

Affordable and Flexible Education

Park University, a non-profit, private, liberal arts institution since 1875, meets the growing demand for career-focused education by offering accelerated course scheduling and the opportunity to take courses or complete your degree through one of our online degree programs.

Students enrolling at Park University can complete their degrees in traditional classes, in online classes, or by combining traditional and online classes in a manner that suits their needs and enhances their educational experiences. For increased flexibility, we offer a wide selection of respected academic programs, including a variety of degrees in business, science, and education, as well as our nursing degree completion program. Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for you to earn your first degree or an advanced degree and build your success.

Regardless of your daily demands, Park's variety of classes and flexibility of schedules will meet your needs. You will find Park’s tuition rates to be especially competitive considering Park’s academic excellence and full accreditation.

Fully Accredited and Experienced

Park University offers you more choices of class times, campus locations and online degree and degree completion programs. Founded in 1875, we have a long history of educating students for success in the global marketplace.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Choose Park


  • Flagship Campus: Parkville, MO (10 minutes from downtown Kansas City)
  • Other Campus Centers: 40 (in 21 states and online)
  • School Colors: canary and wine
  • School Motto: Fides et Labor (Latin for "Faith and Work")
  • Mascot: Pirates, "Sir George"
  • Total Campus Size: 700 acres
  • Athletic Conference: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • States Represented: 49
  • Countries Represented: 110
  • Number of Degree Programs: 73
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Degrees Awarded Annually: 3,000
  • Library Holdings: 156,800+
Ranked the 7th Most Affordable Private University/College in the NATION; 1st in the Midwest for tuition and fees according to U.S. News and World Report, making it a premier option for professionals looking for business certificate programs in Kansas City.

Best for Vets Business SchoolThe Park University School of Business is ranked No. 1 "Best for Vets" in the country by Military Times magazine.

Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine ranks Park University in its Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics. 

Colleges of DistinctionMember of the 2012-2013 Colleges of Distinction.

3 Ways to Study

Park offers three choices for our diverse and culturally rich student base, so you can choose whichever option is best for you. Park students can select between online programs, accelerated 8-week programs and a traditional 16-week (semester-based) university experience. Some Park students choose to blend online and face-to-face courses to accommodate their lifestyle needs. More Go