Park University

Parkville, MO 64152
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Park University is one of the fifty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Missouri. The campus is located in a suburb, in Parkville.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 11,457 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 519 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 228 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 44%). Every year 23% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Park University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $10,374, and fees were $400. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,374 and $400 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students11,457
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate44%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 42
Bachelor's degree 1 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
03/01/1994 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/01/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$354/credit
In State Students$354/credit
Out of State Students$354/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$549/credit
In State Students$549/credit
Out of State Students$549/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $15,930 $15,930 $15,930
ADN 70 $24,780 $24,780 $24,780
BSN 125 $44,250 $44,250 $44,250
FNP 50 $27,450 $27,450 $27,450
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of Park University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 55% $4,540
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,050
State Grant & Scholarships 28% $1,863
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 47% $5,500
Federal Student Loans 68% $5,498
Private Loans 3% $7,906


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,611
$30,001 to $48,000$16,820
$48,001 to $75,000$17,975
$75,001 to $110,000$19,400
Over $110,000$19,088

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr
Parkville, MO 64152

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