Park University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,999
1.24% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,695
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.55%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
11,415
38.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
34.8%
78 Graduates

About

Park University is a higher education institution located in Platte County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Park University were General Business Administration & Management (493 degrees awarded), Social Psychology (225 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (183 degrees).

In 2019, 2,716 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Park University. 49% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,314 degrees), 2.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (492 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Park University is $7,999, which is $−14,027 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Park University is $7,999, which is $−14,027 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,695.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,999
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Park University was $7,999. The cost of tuition at Park University is $−14,027 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,695
2019 Value
4.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,695. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Park University grew by 4.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,036
Room and Board
$1,820
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Park University was of $7,036 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,820. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0426% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Park University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 10.2% with respect to 2018, when 49% 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.
8.55%
2017 Default Rate
204
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Park University was 8.55%, which represents 204 out of the 2385 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 has a total enrollment of 11,415 students. The full-time enrollment at Park University is 4,367 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,048. This means that 38.3% of students enrolled at Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.7% White, 21.5% Hispanic or Latino, 18.9% Black or African American, 5% Two or More Races, 2.28% Asian, 0.683% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.517% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.8%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.6%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,415 students. The full-time enrollment at Park University is 4,367 and the part-time enrollment is 7,048. This means that 38.3% of students enrolled at Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2019 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Park University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,107
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,451
  3. Black or African American
    2,153

The enrolled student population at Park University is 44.7% White, 21.5% Hispanic or Latino, 18.9% Black or African American, 5% Two or More Races, 2.28% Asian, 0.683% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.517% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 480 students (4.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 52 fewer women than men received degrees from Park University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Park University is white (1,314 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (492 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Park University is General Business Administration & Management (493 degrees awarded), followed by Social Psychology (225 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (183 degrees).

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 (258 degrees awarded), Psychology (302 degrees), and Business (1,345 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,018,250 people), Other managers (876,280 people), Software developers (641,772 people), Financial managers (525,637 people), and Chief executives & legislators (422,273 people).

The most specialized majors at Park University are Protective Services (258 degrees awarded), Psychology (302 degrees), Business (1,345 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (97 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (195 degrees).

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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, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Park University are Protective Services (258 degrees awarded), Psychology (302 degrees), Business (1,345 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (97 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (195 degrees).

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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 (1,029,407 people), Elementary & secondary schools (895,220 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (584,649 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (571,255 people), and Banking & related activities (569,111 people).

The most specialized majors at Park University are Protective Services (258 degrees awarded), Psychology (302 degrees), Business (1,345 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (97 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (195 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 493 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 225 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 183 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Park University was General Business Administration & Management with 493 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,384
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,332
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,384 degrees were awarded to men at Park University, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,332).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 525 degrees were awarded to men at Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.37 times more than the 382 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 382 degrees were awarded to women at Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.728 times less than the 525 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% of students graduating from Park University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Park University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 5.13% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,314 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    492 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    489 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Park University is white (1,314 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (492 degrees).

4.93% of degree recipients (134 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    678 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    636 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    263 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Park University is white male (678 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (636 degrees).

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Operations

Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $59M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.16M (8.76%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Park University had a total salary expenditure of $82.9M. Park University employs 43 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors, and 20 Professors. Most academics at Park University are Female Assistant professors (26), Male Associate professors(19), and Female Associate professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Park University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 131 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 56 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$59M
2019 Endowment
24.4%
decline from 2018

Park University has an endowment valued at about $59M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Park University declined 24.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.5M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Park University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$50.7M
2019 Salaries
4.55%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Park University paid a median of $50.7M in salaries, which represents 61.2% of their overall expenditure ($82.9M) and a 4.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.96% growth from 2017 and a 8.44% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.91M
Instructional Salaries
118
Number of Employees

In 2019, Park University paid a total of $7.91M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Park University were Assistant professor with 43 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 20 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Park University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 131 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 56 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Park University was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Associate professor with 19 employees, and Female Associate professor with 17 employees.

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

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