Accredited University

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 initially 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.


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 Performance Fact Sheet

2015-2016 Performance Fact Sheet

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)

2016-2017 Performance Fact Sheet

2017-2018 Performance Fact Sheet

2018-2019 Performance Fact Sheet

2019-2020 Performance Fact Sheet

STATE Authorizations

List of State Authorizations – Undergraduate

List of State Authorizations – Graduate

Arkansas Department of Higher Education Exemption Letter

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 changes. 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 (


Social Work



U.S. Department of Education: Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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