With 700 acres of natural beauty and historic buildings, Park’s home campus in Parkville, Missouri is rich with a tradition of positivity and accomplishment. We’re among the top private colleges and universities nationwide, and our four-year, private, nonprofit, liberal arts institution has helped students break their barriers to education since 1875. Our passion is helping our students reach their goals. Classes are small and engaging, and our professors not only know students by name, but they personally prepare students for successful careers.
The Parkville campus offers a full range of academic programs, international culture, athletics, and a traditional university experience. Ideally situated for students seeking continuing education opportunities near Kansas City, Missouri, we provide a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate education programs for students with a wide range of interests and educational expectations.
Courses can be completed in 8-week sessions or a traditional 16-week semester. Face-to-face classes are available days, evenings and weekends and are taught by faculty committed to the success of each student. Sessions start five times a year, giving you multiple entry points – two in the fall, two in the spring, and one in summer.
Parkville is a vibrant town located five miles north of Kansas City, on the banks of the Missouri River. It was founded in 1844 and named after original settler, George S. Park. This thriving community maintains its small town charm while providing easy access to the wide range of attractions and activities available throughout the rest of the Kansas City metro area.
Spend a relaxing afternoon strolling through the historic downtown lined with antique shops, art galleries and other local businesses. Get a bite to eat at one of the well-loved restaurants situated throughout downtown and the greater Parkville area. The large park that stretches along the riverbank makes Parkville a popular location for carnivals, festivals, concerts, fireworks displays, and farmer's markets. And if you feel like getting some exercise while you enjoy the fresh air, you can run or bike on the trails along the river or head over to the National to get in a round of golf.
We remove barriers to a high-quality education by offering flexible class schedules, powerful support, and access to courses online and at 39 locations nationwide. Find out how we can set you up for success in the global marketplace.