Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit university situated in Kansas City, United States. Rockhurst was chartered by the state as Rockhurst College in the year 1910. The campus spreads across an area of 25 acres of lush landscape. The university offers certificates and programs in diverse areas of study.

Rockhurst University's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The sports teams are nicknamed the Hawks. The men's sports teams participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, and soccer. The women's sports teams compete in baseball, volleyball, soccer, golf, and tennis. The university is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations.

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Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City , MO 64110-2561
General Phone: (816) 501-4000

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Rockhurst University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management274business management, business communications
Nursing and Emergency Medicine118registered nursing
Education and Teaching80education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Therapy and Counseling70psychology, physical therapy
Liberal Arts51French language, Spanish language, English, international studies, social services, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Science44biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Medical Support and Technology39speech pathology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16occupational therapy
Law13legal assistant
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy, religion
Family and Social Work9human services
Media8communication studies, organizational communications
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Rockhurst University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree40327
Master's degree2874
Award of less than 1 academic year131
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11
Doctor's degree - professional practice301

Rockhurst University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rockhurst University had a total enrollment of 3,124 students (2,318 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 17%
18-19 24%
20-21 20%
22-24 16%
25-29 12%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Rockhurst University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Rockhurst University Room and Board (2007)

Rockhurst University offers campus housing for 949 of its 2,318 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Kansas City, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rockhurst University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math500660
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT9%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

Rockhurst University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,700
Room and board $ 6,600
Room charge $ 3,800
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,200
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 3,578

Financial Aid:
Rockhurst University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 249900)

Rockhurst University Faculty

Rockhurst University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1121
Non-tenured and not on tenure track916

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$65,173
Instructorcalendar year0*3$50,290
All faculty totalcalendar year4$85,6019$64,015

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year22$72,8358$72,155
Associate professoracademic year21$58,45617$52,035
Assistant professoracademic year11$56,92821$47,250
Instructoracademic year3$42,0426$40,042
Lectureracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year58$62,53153$51,591

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rockhurst University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Baseball Great Lakes Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4284126

Rockhurst University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Rockhurst University Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
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% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%Rockhurst University % students on athletic fin. aid
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 16%Rockhurst University % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of degree programs
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Top 20%Rockhurst University Number of degree programs

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