2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog

Accreditation/Memberships


Accreditation

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604 (800-621-7440).

The undergraduate and graduate business and public administration programs and the Master of Healthcare Administration program in the School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213 (913-339-9356). The B.S. in Economics degree is not considered to be a business program and is not accredited by ACBSP.

The State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO, 65102 (573-751-3469) has officially approved the academic standards of Park University for teacher education and other school professional programs.

The Social Work, B.S.W.   and the Master of Social Work, M.S.W.  are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

The Master of Public Administration, M.P.A.   is pursuing accreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), 1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, 200051029. Applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. Accreditation documents are available for review upon request in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Park University
8700 NW River Park Drive, Box 5
Parkville, MO 64152-3795
Phone: (816) 584-6355
Fax: (816) 741-5578
Email: academic_affairs@park.edu

The Baccalaureate degree program in Nursing  at Park University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

State Authorizations for Licensure Programs

Completion of a Park University program may or may not meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification outside of Missouri, where our flagship campus is located. Different state licensure boards or certification entities may require applicants to complete additional education requirements, professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experiences, exams, training, or other requirements. If you are planning to seek a professional license or certificate in a state other than Missouri, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing or certification agency to seek guidance before beginning a program.

In compliance with federal regulations, any Park University program that is designed to prepare students for professional licensure or certification must disclose whether the program meets or does not meet state licensure/certification requirements for every state. The information below is intended to assist students in making that determination. We make every effort to maintain up-to-date information; however, state requirements may change. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing or certifying entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.

Review the approved states for Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Higher Education Agency Information and Authorizations

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Arizona

Park is authorized to operate by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Deputy Director/Investigator
1740 W. Adams
Ste. 3008
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-5709
https://www.ppse.az.gov

The Arizona State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Arizona. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://dvs.az.gov/services/education.

Arkansas

Park is exempt from certification under the rules and regulations implemented under Arkansas Code Annotated §6-61-301.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main Street, STE 400
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3818
Phone: (501) 371-2000
https://www.adhe.edu/students-parents/colleges-universites/student-grievance-form/

The Arkansas State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Arkansas. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://www.arcareereducation.org/.

California 

Park is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at the address below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, a student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet website, www.bppe.ca.gov. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
1747 North market Blvd, Suite 225
PO Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: : (916) 574-8900
Fax: (916) 263-1897
www.bppe.ca.gov
https://www.bppe.ca.gov/about_us/contact.shtml
http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml

The California State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for California. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://www.calvet.ca.gov/csaave.

Georgia 

Park is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.  By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA, 30084
Phone: (770) 414-3300
gnpec.georgia.gov/gnpec-student-complaint-rules

The Georgia State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Georgia. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://veterans.georgia.gov/.

Idaho 

Park is authorized to operate by the Idaho State Board of Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Idaho State Board of Education. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Office of the State Board of Education
Attn: Private Postsecondary & Proprietary Schools
PO Box 83720
650 W. State Street, Suite 307
Boise, ID 83720-0037
Phone: (208) 332-1587
https://boardofed.idaho.gov/higher-education-private/private-colleges-degree-granting/student-complaint-procedures/

The Idaho State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Idaho. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at http://www.veterans.idaho.gov/.

Illinois   

Park is exempt from reporting to the Illinois Board of Higher Education per 23 Ill. Admin. Code 1030.10(c)(5)(A) as Park University is operating in Illinois exclusively on Air Force Base.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Illinois Board of Higher Education at http://complaints.ibhe.org/. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
Phone: (217) 782-2551

The Illinois State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Illinois. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/Pages/default.aspx.

Kansas

Park is authorized to operate by the Kansas Board of Regents. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Kansas Board of Regents.  By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please see: 

Private/Out-of-State Postsecondary Education
1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 520
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 430-4240
https://www.kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/private_out_of_state/complaint_process

The Kansas State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Kansas. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://www.kcva.ks.gov/.

Massachusetts

Park is authorized to operate by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education complaint information. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request.

One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 994-6950
             (617) 994-6963
https://www.mass.edu/about/staffdirectory.asp
http://www.mass.edu/forstufam/complaints/complaints.asp

The Massachusetts State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Massachusetts. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://www.mass.edu/forstufam/veterans/home.asp.

Missouri 

Park is exempt from reporting to the Missouri Department of Higher Education (“MDHE”) as a private, not-for-profit institution. Regardless, Park does report the MDHE as a good-faith showing of its compliance with relevant laws and regulations. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the MDHE complaint information. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
301 W. High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
Phone: (573) 751-2361
Fax: (573) 751-6635
Email: info@dhewd.mo.gov
https://dhe.mo.gov/contactus.php

The Missouri State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Missouri. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-services/veterans-education.

Montana

Park is authorized to operate by the Montana University System. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Montana University System.  Individuals with complaints regarding institutions that are operating in Montana, but are not part of the Montana University System, have the following options:Utilize the internal complaint processes of the applicable institution.Complaints concerning consumer protection violations should be directed to the Montana Department of Justice Office of Consumer Protection. Complaints concerning proper licensure under Montana law (see Board of Regents’ Policy 221), including, if applicable, complaints related to State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement standards, may be directed to:

Montana University System Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway PO Box 203201
Helena, Montana 59620-3201
Phone: (406) 444-6570
http://mus.edu/che/arsa/StateAuthorization/Students.asp

Complaints concerning broad institutional academic practices, such as those that raise issues regarding the institution’s ability to meet accreditation standards may be directed to the applicable institution’s accrediting agency.

By filing a complaint with the state higher education board, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Montana University System
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
560 N. Park Avenue
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
http://www.mus.edu

Montana Department of Justice
Office of Consumer Protection
2225 11th Avenue
PO Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620-0151
http://www.doj.mt.gov/consumer/

The Montana State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Montana. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://opi.mt.gov/Families-Students/Student-Resources/Veterans-Adult-Education.

New Mexico

Park is authorized to operate by the New Mexico Higher Education Department. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the New Mexico Higher Education Department. By filing a complaint with the state higher education board, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4
Santa Fe, NM  87505-2100
Phone: (505) 476-8400
HigherEd.Info@state.nm.us
http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/hed-student-complaint-form.aspx

The New Mexico State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for New Mexico. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at http://www.hed.state.nm.us/.

North Carolina

Park is exempt from reporting to the NC Board of Governors per G.S. 116-15(e).

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the NC Board of Governors. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road
PO Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Phone: (919) 962-1000
https://www.northcarolina.edu/post-secondary-education-complaints/

The North Carolina State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for North Carolina. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at http://www.northcarolina.edu/academic-affairs/nc-state-approving-agency-ncsaa.

North Dakota

Park is authorized to operate by the North Dakota University System. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the North Dakota University System. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Cheryl Thompson, M.S.Ed.
Outreach Manager, Core Technology Services of the North Dakota University System
2000 44th St. SW, Suite 301
Fargo, ND 58103
stateauth@ndus.edu
https://ndus.edu/state-authorization-sara/

The North Dakota State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for North Dakota. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at http://www.nd.gov/veterans/benefits/state-approving-agency.

Ohio

Park holds Certificate of Authorization by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Ohio Board of Regents. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Matt Exline
25 S Front St., Columbus, OH 43215
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
Phone: (614) 728-3095
https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints

The Ohio State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Ohio. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at http://dvs.ohio.gov/main/state-approving-agency.html.

Oklahoma

Park is authorized to operate by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 225-9100
communicationsdepartment@osrhe.edu
https://www.okhighered.org/current-college-students/complaints.shtml

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency (ODVA SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Oklahoma. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://oklahoma.gov/veterans/education/state-approving-agency.html.

South Carolina

Park is exempt from reporting to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
(803) 737-2260
https://www.che.sc.gov/AboutCHE/ContactUs/StaffContactInformation.aspx
https://www.che.sc.gov/Students,FamiliesMilitary/LearningAboutCollege/ConsumerInformation.aspx

The South Carolina State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for South Carolina. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at http://www.che.sc.gov/.

Tennessee

Park is authorized to operate by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  If the complaint is not resolved at the institutional level, students may send the complaint, in writing, to Postsecondary State Authorization Staff.  By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Emily House, Executive Director
312 Rosa Parks Ave, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-3605
https://www.tn.gov/thec
 

The Tennessee State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Tennessee. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://www.tn.gov/thec.

Texas

Park is authorized to operate by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board College
1200 E. Anderson Lane
PO Box 12788
Austin, Texas 78711-2788
Phone: (512) 427-6101
Fax: (512) 427-6127
https://www.highered.texas.gov/links/student-complaints/

The Texas State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Texas. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at http://www.tvc.texas.gov/tvc/education-home.aspx.

Utah

Park is authorized to operate by the Utah Department of Commerce. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Attn. Complaint Processor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704
Phone: (801) 530-6601
http://www.dcp.utah.gov/
http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/complaints/index.html

The Utah State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Utah. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://veterans.utah.gov/academic-institutions/.

Virginia

Park is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Virginia State Council of Higher Education. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th St., 10th Floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 225-2600
https://www.schev.edu/index/students-and-parents/resources/student-complaints

The Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Virginia. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office via email saa@dvs.virginia.gov.

Washington 

Park University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council (the Council) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Park University to offer specific degree programs.

The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at degreeauthorization@wsac.wa.gov.

Regarding complaints, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s). However, students may appeal to the Washington Student Achievement Council.  By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502
complaints@wsac.wa.gov
https://www.wsac.wa.gov/student-complaints

For information and resources about student loan repayment, or to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at loanadvocate@wsac.wa.gov.

The Washington State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Washington. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://www.wsac.wa.gov/saa

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has authority to investigate student complaints against specific schools. WSAC may not be able to investigate every student complaint. Visit https://www.wsac.wa.gov/student-complaints for information regarding the WSAC complaint process.

Wyoming

Park is authorized to operate by the Wyoming Department of Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, students may appeal to the Wyoming Department of Education.  By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Wyoming Department of Education
122 W. 25th St., Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY, 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7675
https://edu.wyoming.gov/downloads/schools/student-complaint-process.pdf https://edu.wyoming.gov/blog/2018/12/06/student-complaint-form/

The Wyoming State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Wyoming. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://edu.wyoming.gov/.

Memberships

  • Park University is an institutional member of the following:
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Midwest Conference
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (founding member)
  • Association of College and University Housing Officers International
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Association of Veterans Education Certifying Officials
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of College and Military Educators
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri
  • International Association of Schools and Institutions of Administration
  • Kansas City Professional Development Association
  • Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Missouri College Relations Committee
  • Missouri Colleges Fund
  • Missouri League for Nursing
  • Missouri Professors of Educational Administration
  • NASPA- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • NASPAA-The Global Standard in Public Service Education
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • National Association of International Educators
  • National Association of Veterans Program Administrators
  • National College and University Business Officers
  • National Hispanic Institute
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Society of Leadership Success
  • North American Association of Summer Sessions
  • Study Missouri
  • Texas Association of Collegiate Veterans Program Officials

Park University is an institutional member of the Council of Independent Colleges, the Council of Graduate Schools, the Kansas City Professional Development Council, the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Missouri College Relations Committee, the Missouri College Fund, The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the National College and University Business Officers, and the National Association of International Educators.

Hauptmann School of Public Affairs  is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), an institutional membership organization which exists to promote excellence in public service education. The membership includes U.S. university programs in public affairs, public policy, public administration and nonprofit management. In addition, the MPA program is a partner with the American Society for Public Administration. The Hauptmann School is also a member of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), an international association of organizations and individuals whose activities and interests focus on public administration and management through education and training of public administrators and managers.

Corporate and Organization Partners

For more than 140 years, Park University has remained committed to its motto, Fides et Labor (Faith and Work). By fostering partnerships with companies and organizations across the United States, Park not only expands the scope of internships available to its students and job opportunities to its alumni but also interacts with industry leaders to ensure its curriculum remains relevant in a rapidly changing, globally interconnected world.

Some of the top employers in the country hire Park University graduates. Park University offers services which prepare students for their career search and facilitate employer-student engagement including job postings, site visits and job fairs.

The Park Partners program, launched officially on July 1, 2015, is designed to create mutually beneficial relationships, which fulfill career services, corporate philanthropy, leadership and professional development, and networking objectives. As companies and organizations seek to recruit, retain and develop talent necessary to compete in today’s global marketplace, they seek multifaceted partnerships with dynamic academic institutions.

Park University thanks the many organizations and industry leaders which hire our graduates, provide internships to our students, contribute volunteer service on a University board or council and/or provide major philanthropic support.