2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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).

All graduate and undergraduate programs housed under the College of Management 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 Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics was recently added to the curriculum and is not currently 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 pre-licensure Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 656, Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0656. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing – both the RN-to-BSN completion program and the pre-licensure program – is pursuing initial accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and the Master of Social Work (MSW) are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

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

State Authorizations

Arizona: Park is authorized to operate by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1740 W. Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007; 602-542-5709.

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.

Please see: .https://ppse.az.gov/complaint

Contact:

Keith Blanchard
Deputy Director/Investigator
602-542-5769
Keith.blanchard@azppse.gov

California: Park is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA, 95833; 916-431-6959.

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 California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Please see: http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml.

Contact:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
916-431-6924
https://www.bppe.ca.gov/about_us/contact.shtml

Kansas: Park is authorized to operate by the Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520, Topeka, KS, 66612; 785-430-4240.

For Kansas Board of Regents complaint information, please contact: Crystal Puderbaugh, at (785) 430-4240, or file an online complaint with KBOR: https://www.kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/private_out_of_state/complaint_process.

Ohio: Park holds Certificate of Authorization by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 25 South Front St., Columbus, OH, 43215; 614-466-6000.

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.

Please see: https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints.

Contact:
Matt Exline
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
614-728-3095

Texas: Park is authorized to operate by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Box 12788, Austin, TX, 78711; 512-427-6225.

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. Please see: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=C9BD55D4-C5A3-4BC6-9A0DF17F467F4AE9.

Contact:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board College Readiness and Success Division
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, Texas 78711-2788
Studentcomplaints@thecb.state.tx.us

Licensure Disclaimer: Requirements for licensure vary from one profession to another and from state to state. If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state. Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state in order to be eligible for a license. Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion. If you are interested in professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.

Memberships

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.

The 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.

Park Distance Learning is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, the Servicemembers Opportunity College Associate Degree, the Servicemembers Opportunity College-Navy-2, the Servicemembers Opportunity College-Navy-4, the Servicemembers Opportunity College-Marine-2, the Servicemembers Opportunity College-Marine-4, the Servicemembers Opportunity College Education Program, the National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services and the National Association of Veterans Programs Administrators.