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The Guide to Warrensburg (2017 - 2018)

Park University Park University is a comprehensive, independent institution with a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Founded in All undergraduate and graduate business administration degree 1875 in Parkville, Missouri, Park attained university status in 2000 programs in the Harmon College of Business Administration and and now serves more than 24,000 students annually at 40 campus Professional Studies have earned the prestigious accreditation of the centers and online. Campuses are located in Parkville, Kansas City Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. and Independence, Missouri; Austin, Texas; and on military In addition, programs in areas such as actuarial science, art, athletic installations across the country. training, aviation, chemistry, construction management, drafting Park University is accredited by the North Central Association of technology, industrial management and technology, music, nursing, Colleges and Schools and dedicates itself to affordability, innovation speech pathology and audiology, and social work and counseling are and quality. The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution accredited by national accreditation organizations. of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence that prepares As a major employer, UCM supports a large segment of the local learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in economy and enriches the social, recreational and cultural lifelong learning while serving a global community. environment. Equally important are the students, faculty members and Degrees are available in traditional academic areas as well as in employees who make significant civic contributions and are involved new, cutting-edge specialties such as computer and network security, in many community organizations and projects. criminal justice and health care management. As one of the oldest and Like Warrensburg as a whole, the university has prospered because it most innovative liberal arts universities in the Midwest, the university is is willing and ready to meet new challenges. For more information strongly committed to a classic liberal arts mission of preparing about programs or admission to the University of Central Missouri, call students for global professions, for civic engagement, for responsible the Office of Admissions at (877) SAY-UCMO or visit www.ucmo.edu. citizenry, and most importantly, for life. Since 1875 Park University has provided a strong, innovative liberal arts education to students from all walks of life, who with their wide-ranging career interests and personal goals, make Park University a vibrant, diverse learning community. It enrolled women from the beginning and more women than men made up the first graduating class in 1879. Today, it boasts one of the nation’s highest graduation rates for Hispanic, African-American and Native American students. Park University prides itself in its long-standing partnership with the U.S. military and is recognized as one of the largest providers of online undergraduate education to the armed forces. Park’s close partnership with the military dates back nearly a century. In World War II, Park hosted several units of the Navy V-12 program and graduated 835 midshipmen. Park Distance Learning was begun in the 1970s especially for students on military installations. In 1996, it became one of the first providers University of Central Missouri offers: of online classes for the U.S. military worldwide. Today, 61 percent of • Bachelor’s Degrees its students are active duty, retired military, military dependents and • Master’s Degrees U.S. Department of Defense personnel. • Education Specialist Degrees Park University has been named one of the Top 20 Military-Friendly • Cooperative Doctoral Degrees Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education. It also was • Certificate Programs one of 20 higher education institutions, the only in the Midwest, to receive a Success for Veterans Award Grant from the American UCM graduates shape their world because they’ve Council on Education and the Walmart Foundation. G.I. Jobs experienced learning to a greater degree. magazine has also recognized it in its list of top Military Friendly Schools. For further information, contact Park University’s Whiteman Air Force Base Campus Center at (660) 563-2846 or visit www.park.edu. 877-729-8266 ucmo.edu 6 | Discover the Guide to Warrensburg


The Guide to Warrensburg (2017 - 2018)
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