Park University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,262
10.1% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$15,858
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.93%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
7,662
42.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
20.4%
29 Graduates

About

Park University is a higher education institution located in Platte County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Park University were General Business Administration & Management (455 degrees awarded), Social Psychology (178 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (138 degrees).

In 2022, 2,461 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Park University. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,110 degrees), 2.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (497 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Park University is $9,262, which is $−14,734 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Park University is $9,262, which is $−14,734 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,858.

In 2022, 51% of undergraduate students attending Park University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,262
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Park University was $9,262. The cost of tuition at Park University is $−14,734 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$15,858
2022 Value
0.881%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,858. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Park University grew by 0.881%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,242
Room and Board
$1,485
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Park University was of $7,242 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,485. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Park University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.51% with respect to 2021, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.93%
2019 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Park University was 1.93%, which represents 44 out of the 2285 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Park University had a total enrollment of 7,662 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Park University is 3,247 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,415. This means that 42.4% of students enrolled at Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.9% White, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, 16.8% Black or African American, 7.11% Two or More Races, 2.55% Asian, 0.835% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.574% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.2%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.7%), followed by White Male (9.44%) and Black or African American Female (8.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Park University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,662 students. The full-time enrollment at Park University is 3,247 and the part-time enrollment is 4,415. This means that 42.4% of students enrolled at Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Park University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Park University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,131 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,726 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,289 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Park University is 40.9% White, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, 16.8% Black or African American, 7.11% Two or More Races, 2.55% Asian, 0.835% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.574% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 145 students (1.89%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 121 more women than men received degrees from Park University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Park University is white (1,110 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (497 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Park University is General Business Administration & Management (455 degrees awarded), followed by Social Psychology (178 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (138 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Park University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (207 degrees awarded), Business (1,118 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Park University are Accountants & auditors (1,067,752 people), Other managers (897,261 people), Software developers (679,707 people), Financial managers (528,076 people), and Chief executives & legislators (438,400 people).

The most specialized majors at Park University in 2022 are Protective Services (207 degrees awarded), Business (1,118 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees), Psychology (257 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (223 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Park University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Park University are Protective Services (207 degrees awarded), Business (1,118 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees), Psychology (257 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (223 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Park University are Computer Systems Design (1,095,041 people), Elementary & secondary schools (954,774 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (601,071 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (585,089 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (576,867 people).

The most specialized majors at Park University are Protective Services (207 degrees awarded), Business (1,118 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees), Psychology (257 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (223 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Park University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 455 degrees awarded
  2. 178 degrees awarded
  3. 138 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Park University was General Business Administration & Management with 455 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,170
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,291
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,170 degrees were awarded to men at Park University, which is 0.906 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,291).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 417 degrees were awarded to men at Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 372 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 372 degrees were awarded to men at Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.892 times less than the 417 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from Park University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Park University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.9% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,110 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    497 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    414 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Park University is white (1,110 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (497 degrees).

3.78% of degree recipients (93 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    556 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    554 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    289 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Park University is white male (556 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (554 degrees).

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Operations

Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $52.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Park University had a total salary expenditure of 83.9M. Park University employs 51 Assistant professors, 37 Associate professors and 20 Professors. Most academics at Park University are Female Assistant professor (35), Male Associate professor (21), and Female Associate professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Park University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 93 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 43 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees.

Endowment

$52.1M
2022 Endowment
12.3%
decline from 2021

Park University has an endowment valued at about $52.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Park University declined 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.54M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.6M
2022 Salaries
3.75%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Park University paid a median of $38.6M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($83.9M) and a 3.75% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.46M
Instructional Salaries
108
Number of Employees

In 2022, Park University paid a total of $7.46M to 108 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
93 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Park University were Assistant professor with 51 employees, Associate professor with 37 employees, and Professor with 20 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Park University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 93 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 43 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Park University was Female Assistant professor with 35 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Park University.

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