Park Points of Pride January 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

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RTI Cover2014-15 Report to Investors available

The 2014-15 version of Park University’s annual report, the Report to Investors, is now available to read. With the theme of “Keeping Promises,” the publication includes feature stories on Park academic programs, and major gifts and grants made by individuals and corporations, as well as a list of the University’s donors. Read the Report to Investors at

It Starts With Us!

Park University’s faculty and staff campaign in support of the renovation of Norrington Center — which will impact the learning experience for every student across the country — is off to a great start. Commitments have been received from 32 faculty and staff members totaling more than $14,000. The goal is to raise a minimum of $25,000 for the Team Huddle Room inside the new Norrington Academic Commons by January 31. Commitments can be given via cash, check, credit card and payroll deduction, with many faculty and staff choosing payroll deduction as it provides an easy way to get involved. Give Today

A special incentive this year only for Park University faculty and staff — all gifts of $500 or more will allow you and one guest to celebrate in style with trustees and other passionate Park supporters at our grand opening party at Ballyhoo the evening of Tuesday, May 17.
As the campaign effort moves forward, so does the transformation of Norrington Center. The interior demolition work is nearly completed, and in the coming week, new walls will begin to take shape. This video is a time lapse of the some of the demolition on the third floor.

University online programs earn rankings

USNWRU.S. News & World Report has ranked Park University’s online bachelor’s degree programs No. 183 in the country as part of the magazine’s 2016 Best Online Programs, announced Jan. 12. The rankings were based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and peer reputation. In addition, Park’s online Master of Business Administration program was ranked No. 159 among MBA programs. The MBA rankings were based on student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

ECE SealIn addition, Park’s online Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education program has been ranked among the top online early childhood education programs in the country by Park’s program is ranked No. 20 based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, using key factors such as admission and graduation rates, the number of online programs, percent of undergraduates taking online courses, average net price and loan default rate.

ICS AwardPark University’s online Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science degree has been ranked among the top online programs according to Park’s ICS program is ranked No. 10 on the website’s “Best Online Bachelor’s in Computer Science: Students Before Profits Award 2016” list. The award was created to promote nonprofit colleges and universities offering online degree programs that put students before profits and education before the bottom line.

Park University has been ranked by Best Choice Schools as the No. 5 college/university in the country for an online computer science degree. Data for the ranking was gathered from College Navigator based on school graduation rate, cost, student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of applicants admitted and net cost. The rankings also reflect schools offering online bachelor degrees in computer science, including online degrees in information technology, software engineering, database development, web and application programming, and project management.