Park University is a private, nonprofit institution of higher learning originally founded in Parkville, Missouri, in 1875, and has maintained a strong relationship with the military. Of Park University’s 41 campus locations across the country, 33 are situated on military installations.
The university offers associate of science degrees in construction management and management, and bachelor of science degrees in geography, management, management/engineering administration, management/health care, management/human resources, management/marketing and public administration/homeland security.
They offer face-to-face, online and blended courses in accelerated, eight-week terms beginning five times a year.
“Their Fort Leonard Wood campus has been in operation since 1984,” said Norris Johnson, Truman Education Center education services officer. “The courses are interactive, student-centered and taught by highly-qualified, experienced faculty.”
Along with tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities, Park offers unique resources for service members and veterans, including the Park Global Warrior Center, a division of the University’s Department of Military and Veteran Student Services. The PGWC helps students, wounded warriors, family members, caregivers, dependents and spouses throughout the country with such topics as education, employment, finances, relationships, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and military-to-civilian transition.
The PGWC’s staff includes three VA school certifying officials, as well as student workers who are prior military, ROTC and dependents of military members, who all understand the unique needs and goals of Park’s military student population. In addition to the PGWC, Park offers a Success for Veterans program that provides a smooth and comprehensive transition for veteran students.
“We offer spouses and dependents the same tuition rate as service members, which means if an active-duty rate is $250 per credit hour, their dependents would also receive the tuition discount rate of $250,” said Nathalie Brech, Park University’s Fort Leonard Wood Campus center director. “The same would also apply to veteran and federal employees. The tuition rate for veterans and federal employees is $339 per credit hour, therefore their dependents receive the same discounted rate of $339 per credit hour.”
Park University’s mission is to transform lives through accessible, student-centered, quality higher education. For more information, contact Park’s Fort Leonard Wood campus at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 573.329.2798.