Park advantage

Making a World of Difference

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 as they take on some of society's toughest challenges.

Located on a hill overlooking the Missouri River and steps from the charming, historic Parkville, Park University is 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City.

Visit our campus and you’ll notice a variety of ages, backgrounds, and ideas — all working together, learning together, rising to the challenges of a competitive, global society.

We believe in providing access to a quality, private liberal arts education. Recently, U.S. News and World Report ranked Park University the seventh most affordable private university in the nation and first in the Midwest for tuition and fees.

Studying at Park University means you join a diverse student population that includes more than 690 international students from 103 countries, and a 48 percent student representation from racial, ethnic, and cultural groups typically under-represented in higher education. Repeatedly Park has been recognized as one of the top 100 American colleges/universities in the nation graduating Hispanic, African-American, and American-Indian students.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers face-to-face, online, and blended learning opportunities across a wide range of degree majors and minors. Since its founding in 1875, Park University has stressed the importance of a liberal arts education to prepare students to be creative, independent, lifelong learners. At the heart of that tradition is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which offers innovative programs in the fine and performing arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences.

A liberal arts degree can open the door to graduate studies, jumpstart your career or advance your current job and career. Students choose Park University for many different reasons. Learn more about degree programs and how to get started.


Park undergraduates enjoy earning their degree through the traditional Parkville campus experience, online or face-to-face at one of Park's nationwide campuses. Which one is right for you?


Enhance your career choices, your long-time job satisfaction and lifetime earnings potential with a graduate degree or professional certificate. Programs are available face-to-face and online.

The Park Advantage

  • Fully accredited
  • Not-for-profit
  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 60+ academic programs
  • 3 residential learning centers
  • Student academic support
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Career development center
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • 50 clubs and organizations
  • 8 NAIA varsity sports
  • 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City

An Award-Winning University

Park University was ranked No. 10 in the nation for the quality of its online programs.
Park was ranked No. 2 among the nation’s private colleges and universities and No. 24 overall on the “Most Affordable Online Colleges” list.

For the third straight year, Park was selected as a “College of Distinction,” a publication that lists colleges and universities that excel in engaging students and have great teaching, a vibrant community and successful outcomes.

Park was ranked among the top 100 universities and colleges in the country for conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students.

Park is ranked as the seventh most affordable private university/college in the nation — and first in the Midwest — for tuition and fees, according to a report announced by U.S. News and World Report.

Park University: Affordable. Accredited. Accessible.