Rockhurst University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the school resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The Roman Catholic affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. Enrollment at Rockhurst exceeds two thousand yearly.
Areas of study available at Rockhurst University include but are not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Most students admitted to Rockhurst earn an SAT score in a range of 930 to 1200, or an ACT score between 22 to 27. Rockhurst has an admissions rate of around 76% of which only 20% chose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at rockhurst.edu.
Tuition is approximately $31,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $5,300 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.
The mascot for Rockhurst University is the "Hawks", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Golf (NCAA Division II)
- Soccer (NCAA Division II)
Contact information, admission forms, areas of study offered, and more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.rockhurst.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Rockhurst accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Rockhurst University is about 2,800. The student body is made up of 74% undergraduate students and 11% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $37,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,100 to $1,400 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$23,761|
|Receiving Student Loans||69%||$7,024|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Rockhurst University may provide student services like:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
The overall graduation rate of Rockhurst is close to 69%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||60%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
- Graduate Teacher Education Program
- Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
Rockhurst is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Great Lakes Valley Conference)
- Basketball (Great Lakes Valley Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Rockhurst University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Rockhurst University for official up-to-date information.