North Park University was founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church when the Covenant decided that they should formally establish a school of their own. In 1894, the school moved to its current location in Chicago, Illinois. Originally a two-year college named North Park Junior College, in 1958 the school expanded to include four-year programs and the name was changed to North Park College. Then in 1997, the decision was made to again change the name of the school to its current name of North Park University. As a Christian university of the Evangelical Covenant Church, the mission of North Park University is “to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.”
North Park University awards bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctorate degrees, and certificates from the following schools:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Music, Art and Theater
- School of Business and Nonprofit Management
- School of Professional Studies
- School of Education
- School of Nursing and Health Sciences
- North Park Theological Seminary
For students requiring a more flexible schedule, North Park University offers select courses and entire degree programs through their distance learning program. The distance learning program offers bachelor-completion degrees and graduate degrees completely online.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sector Of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation:Evangelical Covenant Church of America
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,325
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