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Rockhurst University Overview

Rockhurst University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Kansas City, Missouri. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Rockhurst University Known For?

465 Undergraduate Awards
$37,114 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Rockhurst is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Rockhurst.
  • In 2017-2018, 57% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Rockhurst makes roughly $50,800 a year. This is 25% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Rockhurst student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Rockhurst University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rockhurst.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Value Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Communication Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Rockhurst University?

Location of Rockhurst University

Contact details for Rockhurst are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 Rockhurst Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110-2561
Phone: 816-501-4000
Website: www.rockhurst.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RockhurstU
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RockhurstU

How Do I Get Into Rockhurst?

You can apply to Rockhurst online at: https://www.rockhurst.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Rockhurst

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Rockhurst?

72% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Rockhurst University is 72%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to Rockhurst submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 540 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rockhurst University  ( 510 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Rockhurst University  ( 540 to 640 )
200
800
Rockhurst received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Rockhurst University  ( 21 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Rockhurst University  ( 20 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Rockhurst University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Rockhurst University?

$37,114 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Rockhurst is $37,114. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Rockhurst, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,066 a year. That adds up to $28,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rockhurst is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Rockhurst University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,454 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,185 undergraduate students at Rockhurst, with 1,454 being full-time and 731 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rockhurst

There are also 805 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,454 full-time undergraduates at Rockhurst, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rockhurst

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rockhurst University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rockhurst Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 82
Hispanic or Latino 165
White 1,039
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 101

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Rockhurst University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 33 countries are represented at Rockhurst. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Italy, India, and Colombia.

Online Learning at Rockhurst University

19 Took All Classes Online
204 Took At Least One Class Online
354.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 204 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rockhurst has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 52nd most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Rockhurst

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rockhurst University was 354.6%. This is the #179 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rockhurst regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rockhurst majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Business/Commerce 50%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Rockhurst University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 87 2 155 0 244
Nursing 0 120 0 0 0 120
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 48 46 94
Communication Sciences 0 13 0 37 0 50
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 1 16 32 0 49
General Psychology 0 41 0 0 0 41
Health & Physical Education 0 36 0 0 0 36
General Biology 0 22 0 0 0 22
General Education 0 0 0 22 0 22
Romance Languages 0 18 0 0 0 18
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 13 0 2 0 15
General English Literature 0 11 0 0 0 11
Physics 0 11 0 0 0 11
Chemistry 0 10 0 0 0 10
Philosophy 0 9 0 0 0 9
Business/Corporate Communications 0 8 0 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 7 0 0 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 0 6 0 0 0 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 6 0 0 0 6
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 6 0 0 0 6
Economics 0 6 0 0 0 6
History 0 5 0 0 0 5
Applied Mathematics 0 5 0 0 0 5
Civil Engineering 0 4 0 0 0 4
Mechanical Engineering 0 4 0 0 0 4
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 0 0 4
International Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Religious Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
General Business/Commerce 0 0 2 0 0 2
Legal Support Services 2 0 0 0 0 2
Mathematics 0 2 0 0 0 2
Special Education 0 0 0 1 0 1
Electrical Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 1 0 0 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 463 20 297 46 828

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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