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Get the facts about Rockhurst University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Rockhurst University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Rockhurst University was awarded 16 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Rockhurst landed the #367 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Rockhurst is also ranked #7 out of 48 schools in Missouri.

See all of the rankings for Rockhurst University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Rockhurst?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Rockhurst University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, 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 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 )

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Rockhurst University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Rockhurst University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rockhurst University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Rockhurst University has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Rockhurst for first-time, full-time students is 60%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Rockhurst

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,208 undergraduates at Rockhurst with 1,445 being full-time and 763 being part-time.

Rockhurst Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Rockhurst scored 53.86 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  53.86 out of 100
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How Much Does Rockhurst University Cost?

The overall average net price of Rockhurst is $22,901. 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 +
$17,566 $20,053 $20,874 $24,244 $25,377

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

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 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,620 a year. That adds up to $30,480 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rockhurst is 4.1%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Rockhurst make around $50,800 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Rockhurst students since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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 located in Kansas City, Missouri. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of 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 2017-2018 academic year, students from 32 majors graduated from Rockhurst University. Of these students, 517 received undergraduate degrees and 385 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 109 $59,200
General Psychology 40 $28,000
Health & Physical Education 39 $29,600

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

Online Learning at Rockhurst

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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