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Located in Parkville, Missouri, Park University is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Parkville makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

189 Undergraduate Degrees
6 Graduate Degrees
$19,390 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
69% Acceptance Rate

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Park University Rankings

We have ranked Park University as #67 out of 408 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #3 out of 13 schools in Missouri.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Park University has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#32 Most Popular Online Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#143 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Park University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Park University?

Location of Park University

Contact details for Park University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8700 Nw River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152-3795
Phone: 816-741-2000
Website: www.park.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/parkuniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/parkuniversity

How Do I Get Into Park University?

You can apply to Park University online at: www.park.edu/apply/Index.html

Admission Requirements for Park University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Park University?

69% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
As long as you submit the requested materials to Park University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Can I Afford Park University?

$19,390 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
10.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Park University is $19,390. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Park University, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $5,858 a year. That adds up to $23,432 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Park University is 10.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Park University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,151 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,546 undergraduate students at Park University, with 4,151 being full-time and 5,395 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Park University

There are also 1,869 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,151 full-time undergraduates at Park University, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Park University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Park University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Park University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 74
Black or African American 709
Hispanic or Latino 993
White 1,858
International Students 132
Other Races/Ethnicities 385

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Park University. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 67 countries are represented at Park University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Park University

6,780 Took All Classes Online
8,809 Took At Least One Class Online
3.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 22 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Park University. In 2017-2018, 8,809 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Park University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Park University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Park University was 3.0%. This is the #89 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Park University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Park University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Systems Networking 83%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 83%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Park University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Park University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Systems Networking #9
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications #9
Computer Software & Applications #11
General Computer & Information Sciences #21
Information Technology #37
Computer Information Systems #47

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Park University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 25 0 149 6 180
Information Technology 0 0 9 0 9
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 0 6 0 0 6
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 25 6 158 6 195

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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