U.S. News & World Report

US News Most AffordableFor 2014, Park’s online bachelor degree programs was ranked No. 164 in the country and Park’s online graduate business programs was ranked No. 122 in their respective categories. Nearly 1,000 distance education programs were a part of the rankings. 

Military Advanced Education

Military Advanced EducationFor the sixth consecutive year, Park University was selected as one of the top military-friendly colleges and universities in the country. 

Guide to Online Schools

Guide to Schools OnlinePark University was ranked No. 10 in the nation for the quality of its online programs. 


Park University was ranked No. 2 among the nation’s private colleges/universities and No. 24 overall on the “Most Affordable Online Colleges” list.
Park ranked No. 3 among all colleges and universities based in Missouri with the greatest lifetime return on investment.

Military Times

Best for VetsPark University’s School of Business was ranked the No. 8 “Best for Vets” business school in the country, earning a top 10 designation for the second year in a row. (Among all private and public colleges and universities.) In addition, as a part of the rankings, Park was one of only three schools to receive four stars out of a possible four in regard to both staff support and academic support.
Park University was ranked No. 4 “best for vets” among all private colleges/universities in the country and No. 7 overall in the “online and nontraditional” category.

Parents & Colleges

Parents and CollegesPark University continued to hold down the top spot as the No. 1 ranked value among private universities/colleges in the United States. Park has been ranked No. 1 in the category “Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges and Universities” since the summer of 2010. 


Park’s online Master of Public Affairs degree program ranked 10th nationally as a “best buy” in the “Best Online Masters in Public Administration” category; Park’s online Master of Business Administration degree ranked 25th in the “Best Online MBA Rankings – Regional” category. 

G.I. Jobs

Military FriendlyFor the sixth consecutive year, Park University was honored by G.I. Jobs magazine on its list of Military Friendly Schools. 


Park’s online Master of Public Affairs degree program ranked 14th nationally as a “best buy” in the “Best Online Masters in Public Administration” category.
Park’s online Master of Business Administration degree program is ranked 21st nationally.


Park University made the list of “50 Colleges with the Lowest Out-of-State Tuition.” Park was the only college/university based in the Kansas City region to earn a spot on the list, and is one of just eight private schools nationwide to make the list. Park University’s online Master of Healthcare Administration program was ranked No. 18 among MHA programs nationally by BestColleges.com. The ranking is based on acceptance, retention, graduation and enrollment rates.

University Research & Review

Park University is one of 20 colleges/universities nationwide to receive a Best Value School designation, and is the only college/university based in the Kansas City region to earn a spot on the list.

Colleges of Distinction

Colleges of DistinctionPark was selected as a “College of Distinction,” a publication that lists colleges/universities that excel in engaging students, has great teaching, a vibrant community and successful outcomes. Fewer than 300 of the country’s 4,000 plus colleges and universities have this distinction.

Diverse IssuesDiverse Issues in Higher Education

Park was ranked among the top 100 universities/colleges in the country for conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students. The University ranked No. 79 in the country for all bachelor’s degrees conferred to African-American students, and No. 82 among Hispanic students. In addition, Park earned five top 10 rankings for specific degree programs/majors and a total of 33 top 100 rankings.

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Top 100 Hispanic OutlookPark was again named to the top 100 list by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine for bachelor degrees awarded to Hispanics.


Two Park University online degree programs have been ranked among the most affordable online programs in the nation by OnlineU. Park’s online Bachelor of Science in Management/Human Resources program is ranked No. 15 (tie) and Park’s online Master of Education program is ranked No. 16.

The New York Times

Park was ranked No. 9 among colleges/universities nationally for their lowest net price (based on average net prices in 2009, the latest year in the Department of Education’s database) 

Kansas City Business Journal

Park was ranked in the following three categories in its Jan. 13 issue:

- No. 3 among area Master of Business Administration programs, ranked by Fall 2011 enrollment

- No. 5 among area colleges and universities, ranked by Fall 2011 credit enrollment

- No. 8 among area colleges and universities, ranked by annual budget 


Park was ranked as the No. 3 private college/university in Kansas and Missouri by Ingram’s magazine based on undergraduate enrollment for the Fall 2011 semester. 

Military Times EDGE

Park was ranked No. 10 among all colleges/universities in the country that received the most military tuition assistance funds in 2011. 

U.S. Department of Education

Park was ranked as having the second-lowest net price of any private, not-for-profit college/university in the U.S. and its territories that is not a Bible college or has a religious affiliation.

- Park is the only private, nonprofit four-year school based in Missouri or Kansas ranked in the top 125 at No. 100.

- Park is the highest ranked non-Bible/religious college/university in the West North Central states of the Midwest region (among Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota). 


Park is ranked among the safest four-year universities in the United States, according to StateUniversity.com, a directory of U.S. colleges and universities that provides comprehensive information on all institutions of higher learning. Park was ranked No. 35 among all schools in the country and No. 29 among all private universities nationwide. Park is considered the safest school in the Kansas City metropolitan area and No. 3 in Missouri.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Park University was ranked No. 13 among private, nonprofit master’s level institutions for colleges/universities with the largest enrollments, based on Fall 2012 figures in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Almanac of Higher Education 2014-15.