Parkville Campus

Park University was founded in 1875, and is a four-year, private, nonprofit, coeducational, liberal arts institution with degree programs that are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Park has no out-of-state tuition and has been named as a top ranked value nationwide among private colleges and universities by Parents and Colleges, an online resource for parents of college-bound students.

As a private institution, Park's classes are small and engaging. Professors provide personal attention and prepare students for lifelong learning. With students from more than 120 countries, Park provides opportunities to learn about new cultures and gain the knowledge to succeed in a global business market.


Refer to the appropriate graduate section of interest; Master's degree seeking, Certificate seeking or Non-degree continuing education.


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Faculty Put You First

Individualized instruction and faculty dedicated to teaching stand out among Park's many benefits.

We make your development, as a student and a person, our first priority. Along with new knowledge and confidence, you will develop an abiding sense of purpose and the highest ethical standards.

Park's well-balanced liberal arts curriculum trains you to see patterns across subject matter; to combine courses in unexpected and novel ways; and to merge classroom and extracurricular experiences.

Along the way, you will benefit from new teaching methods and the latest classroom technology. You will explore cultures and address difficult global issues. You will emerge as a leader. More Go

Honors Academy

Park's challenging Honors Academy provides special classes, mentoring and opportunities for independent research. Park Honors students attend and make presentations at the Great Plains Honors Council Regional meeting.
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Go Abroad

Park offers a variety of study abroad programs to its diverse student body. Park offers study abroad in Denmark, Greece and Mexico through direct partnerships with institutions in those countries and in other countries through the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS). Student exchange options also exist in Taiwan and Russia.
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Residence Life and Education

Living to Learn, Learning to Live
We are glad you are considering living on-campus or are already a member of our community. We work hard to provide our residents with a premier living experience. Throughout the year, we host everything from social activities to intellectual exchanges. These are facilitated by the Residence Life and Education staff which include a Resident Mentor living on your floor. More Go

Student Life

It's a Great Day to be a Pirate
Park University is founded on the motto of "Fides et Labor" or Faith and Work. Our motto is as real to us today as it was to our first student learners in 1875. As a Park Pirate, you enter into a tradition founded upon faith in yourself and willingness to labor with integrity and vigor. We welcome you into that tradition and will be with you along your journey. Park University is committed to making everyday a great day to be a Pirate! More Go