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Park University

Park, a four-year, private, nonprofit, liberal arts institution has helped students break barriers to education since 1875. Our motto, fides et labor (Latin for “faith and work”) is as relevant today as it was in the 19th century. A Park University education is an opportunity to find faith in yourself — by discovering your potential and working to realize it.

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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. 


Park University’s passion is helping you reach your goals. Classes are small and engaging, and our professors not only know their students by name, but personally prepare them for successful careers. The flagship Parkville, Mo., campus offers a range of academic programs, international culture, athletics and a traditional university experience. But Park Pirates are everywhere. More than 16,500 students worldwide pursue their Park education at one of our 41 campuses in the U.S. or online around the globe. State-of-the-art technology such as Pirate Patch offer face time with instructors and fellow classmates, no matter where you’re studying.


The Office assists faculty in the process of applying for external funding in support of research, professional, and creative activities including: basic research, applied research, fellowships, curriculum development, community outreach, international exchange, sabbatical support, and faculty-guided student research. 


Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging applications from women and minorities. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a qualified protected veteran. Access Park University's EEOC and related policies. The final candidate for a university position is required to pass a background check prior to beginning the duties of the new position. Park University participates in E-Verify for all positions located in the Greater Kansas City Missouri Area. 


Student services

Their mission is to facilitate international student success from initial communication through their university experience and beyond!

At Park University, we offer excellent academics and personal attention at a reasonable tuition cost in the diverse and vibrant Kansas City area. Connect with us!

Housing services

Our mantra, Living to Learn, Learning to Live, refers to the benefits of living on campus. Along with being close to classes and having a meal plan, students who live on campus typically earn better grades, are more likely to graduate, enjoy a wider network of friends and connect more easily with helpful resources in the community. We invite you to learn more about Park’s residential learning programs, the diverse cultural engagement made possible by on-campus residency and the numerous opportunities for personal growth.

Library services

The McAfee Memorial Library is located in the Norrington Center on Park University’s flagship Parkville Campus. It provides access to quality information resources that enables a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

Sports include: baseball, m/w basketball, m/w cross country, m/w golf, m/w soccer, softball, indoor & outdoor track & field, m/w volleyball, women's beach volleyball, and eSports.

Student clubs

Meet new people, share what you’re passionate about and extend your learning beyond the classroom. Park University hosts dozens of clubs and organizations that are open to all of our students, whether they’re in Parkville, Gilbert, online or at campus centers across the country. We provide new student orientations, opportunities for leadership and a wide variety of social clubs, academic honor societies, leadership organizations, and student-run media outlets that provide opportunities for your success.


Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The undergraduate and graduate business and public administration programs and the Master of Healthcare Administration program in the School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Parkville, Missouri, United States

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