Park University Prepares for Higher Learning Commission Reaffirmation of Accreditation

On Monday-Tuesday, April 8-9, a five-member peer review team from Park University’s institutional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, will visit the University’s flagship Parkville (Mo.) Campus as part of Park’s comprehensive evaluation for reaffirmation of accreditation. In the coming weeks, members of the HLC team will also visit the Gilbert (Ariz.) Campus and Camp Pendleton (Calif.) Marine Corps Base Campus. Several components are involved in a comprehensive evaluation, including review of federal compliance.

The HLC’s Guiding Values, Assumed Practices and Criteria for Accreditation represent Park’s institutional playbook. Touching every aspect of the University, these standards guide Park in fulfilling its commitments to students and to the public. Additionally, accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission allows the University to disperse federal Title IV funding to students. Park University has been continuously accredited through the HLC since 1913.

To learn more about Park’s preparation for this comprehensive evaluation, visit the Office of Academic Affairs MyPark page or e-mail The agenda for the site visits will be posted in MyPark once finalized. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in all opportunities for interaction with the peer review team.



Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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