Park University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,232

29.8% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,048

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.7%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

69%

1,922 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,457

38% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

23.9%

33 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 (555 degrees awarded), Social Psychology (346 degrees), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (253 degrees).

In 2017, 3,122 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Park University. 52.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,580 degrees), 2.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (574 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Park University is $8,232, which is $-12,501 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Park University is $8,232, which is $-12,501 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,048.

In 2017, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,232

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Park University was $8,232. The cost of tuition at Park University is $-12,501 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,048

2017 Value

4.09%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,048. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Park University grew by 4.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,736

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Park University was of $7,736 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 5.74% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Park University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.88% with respect to 2016, when 41% 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.

10.7%

2016 Default Rate

242

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Park University was 10.7%, which represents 242 out of the 2264 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 1,922 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 53.7% annual decline. Out of those 1,922 applicants, 1,327 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69% acceptance rate.

There were 11,457 students enrolled at Park University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Park University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,327

Accepted Out of 1,922

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Park University was 69% (1,327 admissions from 1,922 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -53.7%, while admissions declined by -62.2%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Park University has a total enrollment of 11,457 students. The full-time enrollment at Park University is 4,350 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,107. This means that 38% of students enrolled at Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.5% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.31% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.594% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.524% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.9%), followed by White Male (13.4%) and Black or African American Female (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,457 students. The full-time enrollment at Park University is 4,350 and the part-time enrollment is 7,107. This means that 38% of students enrolled at Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

44%

2017 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 44%. 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

    5,326

  2. Black or African American

    2,114

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,036

The enrolled student population at Park University is 46.5% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.31% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.594% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.524% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 893 students (7.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 134 more women than men received degrees from Park University. The majority of degree recipients at Park University are white (1,580 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (574 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Park University is General Business Administration & Management (555 degrees awarded), followed by Social Psychology (346 degrees) and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (253 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 (428 degrees awarded), Protective Services (314 degrees), and Business (1,496 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 (1,127,561 people), Other managers (783,232 people), Software developers (521,155 people), Financial managers (454,225 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (372,635 people).

The most specialized majors at Park University are Psychology (428 degrees awarded), Protective Services (314 degrees), Business (1,496 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (216 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (104 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Park University are Psychology (428 degrees awarded), Protective Services (314 degrees), Business (1,496 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (216 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (104 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 (898,895 people), Elementary & secondary schools (886,499 people), Banking & related activities (579,868 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (558,986 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (552,262 people).

The most specialized majors at Park University are Psychology (428 degrees awarded), Protective Services (314 degrees), Business (1,496 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (216 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (104 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Park University was General Business Administration & Management with 555 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,494

  2. 1,628

In 2017, 1,494 degrees were awarded to men at Park University, which is 0.918 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,628).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 491 degrees were awarded to men at Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 413 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 413 degrees were awarded to women at Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.841 times less than the 491 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

29%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 8% of students graduating from Park University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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 (68.1%).

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, 9.09% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,580 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    574 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    446 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Park University is white (1,580 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (574 degrees).

6.89% of degree recipients (215 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    841 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    739 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    289 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Park University is white female (841 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (739 degrees).

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Operations

Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $75M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.76M (13%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Park University had a total salary expenditure of $75.2M. Park University employs 41 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at Park University are Female Assistant professors (28), Male Associate professors(22), and Male 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 148 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$75M

2017 Endowment

4.02%

growth from 2016

Park University has an endowment valued at about $75M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Park University grew 4.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $41.8M 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 2017, 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

$45.4M

2017 Salaries

8.44%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Park University paid a median of $45.4M in salaries, which represents 60.3% of their overall expenditure ($75.2M) and a 8.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.96% decline from 2015 and a 5.2% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.34M

Instructional Salaries

113

Number of Employees

In 2017, Park University paid a total of $7.34M to 113 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

41 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

148 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Park University were Assistant professor with 41 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Park University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 148 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 57 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Park University was Female Assistant professor with 28 employees, Male Associate professor with 22 employees, and Male Professor with 17 employees.

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

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