Park University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,730

5.96% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,418

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.3%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

84.6%

4,152 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,227

36.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

23.1%

43 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 (489 degrees awarded), Social Psychology (345 degrees), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (217 degrees).

In 2016, 3,057 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Park University. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,514 degrees), 2.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (563 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Park University is $11,730, which is $-8,430 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Park University is $11,730, which is $-8,430 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,418.

In 2016, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,730

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Park University was $11,730. The cost of tuition at Park University is $-8,430 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,418

2016 Value

0.593%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,418. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Park University grew by 0.593%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,316

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Park University was of $7,316 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 1.75% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Park University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 10.8% with respect to 2015, when 37% 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.

10.3%

2015 Default Rate

263

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Park University was 10.3%, which represents 263 out of the 2552 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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Admissions

Park University received 4,152 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 316% annual growth. Out of those 4,152 applicants, 3,511 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.6% acceptance rate.

There were 11,227 students enrolled at Park University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Park University has an overall enrollment yield of 15%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,511

Accepted Out of 4,152

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Park University was 84.6% (3,511 admissions from 4,152 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 40.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 316%, while admissions grew by 771%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Park University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Park University has a total enrollment of 11,227 students. The full-time enrollment at Park University is 4,113 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,114. This means that 36.6% of students enrolled at Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% White, 18.2% Black or African American, 15.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.04% Two or More Races, 1.97% Asian, 0.686% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.65% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.3%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.6%), followed by White Male (12.1%) and Black or African American Female (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,227 students. The full-time enrollment at Park University is 4,113 and the part-time enrollment is 7,114. This means that 36.6% of students enrolled at Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

2016 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 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    5,334

  2. Black or African American

    2,043

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,763

The enrolled student population at Park University is 47.5% White, 18.2% Black or African American, 15.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.04% Two or More Races, 1.97% Asian, 0.686% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.65% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 1,008 students (8.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 135 more women than men received degrees from Park University. The majority of degree recipients at Park University are white (1,514 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (563 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Park University is General Business Administration & Management (489 degrees awarded), followed by Social Psychology (345 degrees) and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (217 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 Psychology (439 degrees awarded), Protective Services (337 degrees), and Business (1,487 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 (1,112,438 people), Miscellaneous managers (905,060 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (519,049 people), Financial managers (448,681 people), and Social workers (371,753 people).

The most specialized majors at Park University are Psychology (439 degrees awarded), Protective Services (337 degrees), Business (1,487 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (232 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (102 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Park University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Park University are Psychology (439 degrees awarded), Protective Services (337 degrees), Business (1,487 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (232 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (102 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 (898,487 people), Elementary & secondary schools (831,898 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (672,969 people), Hospitals (572,623 people), and Banking & related activities (562,383 people).

The most specialized majors at Park University are Psychology (439 degrees awarded), Protective Services (337 degrees), Business (1,487 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (232 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (102 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Park University was General Business Administration & Management with 489 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,461

  2. 1,596

In 2016, 1,461 degrees were awarded to men at Park University, which is 0.915 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,596).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 449 degrees were awarded to men at Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 413 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 413 degrees were awarded to women at Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.92 times less than the 449 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

27%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% 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 27% 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 (67.2%).

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, 2.33% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,514 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    563 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    446 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Park University is white (1,514 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (563 degrees).

8.51% of degree recipients (260 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    790 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    724 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    299 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Park University is white female (790 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (724 degrees).

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Operations

Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $72.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.57M (6.3%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Park University had a total expenditure of $74.9M. Of that $74.9M, they spent $43.6M on salaries and $74.9M on benefits.

Park University employs 42 Associate professors, 29 Assistant professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Park University are Male Associate professors (24), Female Assistant professors(20), and Female Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Park University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 129 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 58 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$72.6M

2015 Endowment

6.33%

growth from 2014

Park University has an endowment valued at about $72.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Park University grew 6.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.8M 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 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$43.6M

Salary Expenditure

$74.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Park University had a total expenditure of $74.9M. Of that $74.9M, they spent $43.6M on salaries and $74.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Park University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$43.6M

2015 Salaries

5.2%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Park University paid a median of $43.6M in salaries, which represents 58.2% of their overall expenditure ($74.9M) and a 5.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.71% growth from 2013 and a 1.87% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.53M

Instructional Salaries

103

Number of Employees

In 2015, Park University paid a total of $6.53M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 15% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

129 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Park University were Associate professor with 42 employees; Assistant professor with 29 employees; and Assistant professor with 22 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Park University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 129 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Park University was Male Associate professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Female Associate professor with 18 employees.

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

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