Higher Learning Commission
Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604 (800-621-7440).
The undergraduate and graduate business and public administration degree programs and the Master of Healthcare Administration program in the School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213 (913-339-9356). The B.S. in Economics degree is not considered to be a business program and is not accredited by ACBSP.
The State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO, 65102 (573-751-3469) has officially approved the academic standards of Park University for teacher education and other school professional programs.
The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 656, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Park University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and the Master of Social Work (MSW) are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314.
The Master of Public Administration Program is pursuing accreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), 1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, 200051029.
Accreditation documents are available for review upon request in the Office of Academic Affairs.
CA BPPE ANNUAL REPORT AND PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET
The state of California requires institutions to provide specific completion and placement rate information regarding graduates and their employment. Below are fact sheets containing graduation and employment information for each program as calculated based on California requirements. Further graduation and employment information may be available at the school.
2014-2015 Annual Report (reported in 2016)
2015-2016 Annual Report (reported in 2017)
2016-2017 Annual Report (reported in 2018)
2017-2018 Annual Report (reported in 2019)
2019 Annual Report (reported in 2020)
Park University is resolute in making a conscious effort to notify all California-based students, faculty, and staff of the current policies and procedures enacted and required by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The Compliance Coordinator, in conjunction with the Regional Director and Campus Center Directors in the state, routinely reviews all applicable BPPE regulations that could have an impact on the operations of the University and its accreditation status within the state. Items routinely reviewed are referenced directly from the California Code of Regulations Division 7.5 Private Postsecondary Education document, which pertains to the application for approval to operate, institutional operating standards, student tuition recovery fund, enforcement and discipline regulations, etc. Copies of the California Code of Regulations Division 7.5 Private Postsecondary Education document are maintained at the Park University Administration Office in Parkville, MO, as well as each California campus center. Quarterly, the Compliance Coordinator will discuss any updates to BPPE policies and procedures during a meeting with all stakeholders. Any updates to BPPE policies and procedures that have a direct impact on Park University are addressed appropriately in the University’s catalog, on the University website, as well as disseminated in a timely manner using multiple channels of communication to all California based students, faculty, and staff.
State Authorization for Licensure Programs
Completion of a Park University program may or may not meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification outside of Missouri, where our flagship campus is located. Different state licensure boards or certification entities may require applicants to complete additional education requirements, professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experiences, exams, training, or other requirements. If you are planning to seek a professional license or certificate in a state other than Missouri, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing or certification agency to seek guidance before beginning a program.
In compliance with federal regulations, any Park University program that is designed to prepare students for professional licensure or certification must disclose whether the program meets or does not meet state licensure/certification requirements for every state. The information below is intended to assist students in making that determination. We make every effort to maintain up-to-date information; however, state requirements may change. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing or certifying entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Park University’s Compliance Coordinator, Ami Wisdom (firstname.lastname@example.org).