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Rockhurst University Data & Information Overview

85 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
73% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Rockhurst University Ranked?

#354 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in MO
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Rockhurst University was awarded 85 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general health services/allied health/health sciences.

Overall Quality

Rockhurst landed the #354 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Rockhurst held the #597 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 48 colleges in Missouri, Rockhurst is ranked at #8.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Rockhurst?

73% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Rockhurst University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 73%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rockhurst University  ( 510 to 615 )

SAT Math Scores for Rockhurst University  ( 525 to 610 )
Rockhurst received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Rockhurst University  ( 20 to 27 )

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Rockhurst University Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
66% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Rockhurst University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Rockhurst University is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rockhurst University

88% Freshmen Retention
69% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Rockhurst University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Rockhurst the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 69%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Rockhurst University.

Rockhurst University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,845 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
63.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,746 undergraduates at Rockhurst with 1,845 being full-time and 901 being part-time.

How Much Does Rockhurst University Cost?

$19,340 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
$28,872 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Rockhurst is $19,340. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Rockhurst

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,440 $15,034 $16,033 $21,926 $23,554

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Rockhurst, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 1.8%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Rockhurst Graduates Make?

$58,922 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Rockhurst make around $58,922 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Rockhurst students since it is 39% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Rockhurst University make the most money.

Location of Rockhurst University

Missouri State
1,845 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Rockhurst University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Kansas City, Missouri. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Rockhurst are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 Rockhurst Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110-2561
Phone: 816-501-4000

Rockhurst University Majors

37 Majors With Completions
706 Undergraduate Degrees
417 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Rockhurst University. Of these students, 706 received undergraduate degrees and 417 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 261 $59,845
Business Administration & Management 89 $40,988
General Biology 39 $19,918
Health Sciences & Services 33 NA
General Psychology 27 $35,858
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 21 NA
General English Literature 19 NA
Communication Sciences 16 NA
Romance Languages 16 $31,716
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 $32,307

Learn more about the majors offered at Rockhurst University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Rockhurst

76% Take At Least One Class Online
23% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 2,802 students took at least one online class at Rockhurst University. This is an increase from the 570 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,802 830
2018-2019 570 61
2017-2018 204 19
2016-2017 106 5
2015-2016 53 13

Learn more about online learning at Rockhurst University.

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Notes and 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.


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