Rockhurst University Overview
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Rockhurst University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Rockhurst University Known For?
- The 4% student loan default rate at Rockhurst is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Rockhurst.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Rockhurst bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $50,800 a year. That's about 25% more than their peers at other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Rockhurst to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Rockhurst University Rankings
Rockhurst is ranked #11 out of 56 schools in Missouri.
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.
Rockhurst has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rockhurst.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Rockhurst has earned from around the web.
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|#17||Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools||College Factual|
|#23||Best General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#25||Best Health Sciences & Services Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#80||Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools||College Factual|
|#141||Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Rockhurst University?
Contact details for Rockhurst are given below.
|Address:||1100 Rockhurst Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110-2561|
How Do I Get Into Rockhurst?
You can apply to Rockhurst online at: https://www.rockhurst.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Rockhurst
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Rockhurst?
Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.
Average Test Scores
About 7% 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 615. Math scores were between 525 and 610.
Can I Afford Rockhurst University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rockhurst, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,218 a year. That adds up to $28,872 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Rockhurst is 4.3%. 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
There are also 942 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,845 full-time undergraduates at Rockhurst, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rockhurst University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||158|
|Hispanic or Latino||248|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rockhurst has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Rockhurst
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rockhurst University was 425.0%. This is the #175 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|
|Health Sciences & Services||87%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rockhurst ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Rockhurst.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Health Sciences & Services||#10|
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.
*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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