Park Facts At A Glance

At a Glance


Official Name: Park University

Established: 1875

Flagship Campus: Parkville, Mo.

Oldest Buildings:

  • Park House (circa 1840)
  • Mackay Hall (construction began in 1886, occupied in 1893)

Mackay Hall Mackay Hall, placed on the National Register of Historic Places, houses the University’s administrative offices, as well as some classrooms. It was 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 residence halls, classrooms and other more modern facilities around it, Mackay Hall has become the symbol of the University.

Real Estate Holdings: 700 Acres

School Motto: Fides et Labor (Latin for "Faith and Work")
Sir George Logo

School Colors: Canary and Wine 

School Mascot: Pirates, "Sir George"

Athletic Conference: American Midwest Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Annual Student Headcount (unduplicated): 18,700

Campus Centers: 41

Countries Represented: 60

Ethnic Representation: 41%

International Students: 375

Faculty: 131 full-time faculty; 1,300 adjunct faculty nationwide

Number of Degree Programs: 63

  • 47 Bachelor's and 9 Associate
  • 7 Master's

Number of Certificate Programs: 15
  • 4 Undergraduate
  • 11 Graduate

Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools