Faith and work

Park, a four-year, private, nonprofit, liberal arts institution has helped students break barriers to education since 1875. Our motto, fides et labor (Latin for “faith and work”) is as relevant today as it was in the 19th century. A Park University education is an opportunity to find faith in yourself — by discovering your potential and working to realize it.

A place to belong

Park University’s core values are academic excellence, inclusivity and social responsibility. Diversity is in our DNA — Park’s first graduating class included four women. Today, we welcome more than 260 international students from 60 countries.

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Your goals, within reach

Park University’s passion is helping you reach your goals. Classes are small and engaging, and our professors not only know their students by name, but personally prepare them for successful careers. The flagship Parkville, Mo., campus offers a range of academic programs, international culture, athletics and a traditional university experience. But Park Pirates are everywhere. More than 16,500 students worldwide pursue their Park education at one of our 41 campuses in the U.S. or online around the globe. State-of-the-art technology such as Pirate Patch offer face time with instructors and fellow classmates, no matter where you’re studying.

The Parkville campus

Park University’s 700-acre, wooded flagship campus is in Parkville, Mo., a historic town on the banks of the Missouri River, just minutes from the cosmopolitan center of Kansas City. The campus is anchored by Mackay Hall, built in 1886 by students who quarried the stone from the school’s land, carried it to the site and built the structure as a means of earning their tuition. With its clock tower overlooking the more modern facilities around it, Mackay Hall has become the symbol of the University.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.