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If you want to know more about Rockhurst University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Rockhurst University Ranked?

2021 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 18 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Rockhurst as #372 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Rockhurst is also ranked #6 out of 46 schools in Missouri.

See all of the rankings for Rockhurst University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Rockhurst?

Acceptance Rate

Rockhurst University has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Rockhurst University  ( 22 to 27 )

Learn more about Rockhurst University admissions.

Rockhurst University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 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 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rockhurst University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% 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  86 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 60%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at Rockhurst

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,185 undergraduates at Rockhurst with 1,454 being full-time and 731 being part-time.

Rockhurst Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Rockhurst is 70.74 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  70.74 out of 100
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How Much Does Rockhurst University Cost?

The overall average net price of Rockhurst is $21,973. 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 +
$16,965 $17,684 $20,867 $22,274 $24,630

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

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 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.

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How Much Money Do Rockhurst Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Rockhurst make about $50,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Rockhurst graduates since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Rockhurst University make the most money.

Location of Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Kansas City, Missouri. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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

Rockhurst University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Rockhurst University. Of these students, 463 received undergraduate degrees and 343 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 120 $59,200
Business Administration & Management 87 NA
General Psychology 41 $28,000
Health & Physical Education 36 $29,600
General Biology 22 NA
Romance Languages 18 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 NA
Communication Sciences 13 NA
General English Literature 11 NA
Physics 11 NA

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

Online Learning at Rockhurst

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 204 students took at least one online class at Rockhurst University. This is an increase from the 106 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 204 19
2016-2017 106 5
2015-2016 53 13
2014-2015 29 0
2013-2014 20 0

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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