Park University is an independent, liberal arts, four-year coeducational, residential Christian institution. The university has the following Schools & Colleges: School For Online Learning; Graduate School; Hauptmann School; Kansas City Area Programs; School of Business; School for Education; School for Extended Learning; College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Department of Athletic Training is accredited by CAATE, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Department of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Rankings

- Park University is listed in Tier 2 among the 'Regional Universities (Midwest)' by US News 2011.

- Park University has been named as the top ranked value among private colleges and universities by Parents & Colleges, an online resource for parents of college-bound students. It was ranked No. 1 in the category "Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges and Universities".

- It is ranked as the 7th most affordable private university/college in the nation and first in the Midwest for tuition and fees (USNWR 2010).

- The M.P.A. (Master of Public Affairs) Online program is ranked a "Best Buy" by GetEducated.com. Ranked fourth nationally are four concentrations within the program: public management, nonprofit and community services management, disaster and emergency management, and management of information systems.

- It was rated as the 6th largest provider of educational services to the US Military, according to the Military Times EDGE. It is also rated 3rd in providing education to members of the US Marine Corps and 4th in providing education to members of the U.S. Air Force. The "popularity" ranking is based on the number of tuition assistance courses taken by military personnel during the 2008 fiscal year.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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