Rockhurst University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,700
3.04% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,994
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.597%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66.5%
3,154 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,405
59.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
77.1%
310 Graduates

About

Rockhurst University is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Rockhurst University were Registered Nursing (252 degrees awarded), General Health & Wellness (65 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees).

In 2022, 1,079 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockhurst University. 69.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (763 degrees), 8.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (86 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockhurst University is $40,700, which is $16,704 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rockhurst University is $40,700, which is $16,704 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,994.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending Rockhurst University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$40,700
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rockhurst University was $40,700. The cost of tuition at Rockhurst University is $16,704 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,994
2022 Value
4.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rockhurst University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,994. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rockhurst University grew by 4.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,255
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockhurst University was of $12,255 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 10.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies increased by 30.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Rockhurst University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.76% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.597%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rockhurst University was 0.597%, which represents 5 out of the 837 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rockhurst University received 3,154 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.71% annual growth. Out of those 3,154 applicants, 2,096 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,405 students enrolled at Rockhurst University in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rockhurst University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,096
Accepted Out of 3,154

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rockhurst University was 66.5% (2,096 admissions from 3,154 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 66.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.71%, while admissions declined by −8.99%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2021)
22
Scores Submitted (2021)

5% of enrolled first-time students at Rockhurst University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rockhurst University had a total enrollment of 3,405 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rockhurst University is 2,013 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,392. This means that 59.1% of students enrolled at Rockhurst University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockhurst University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.3% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.52% Black or African American, 4.32% Asian, 3.82% Two or More Races, 0.382% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.176% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rockhurst University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.4%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockhurst University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,405 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockhurst University is 2,013 and the part-time enrollment is 1,392. This means that 59.1% of students enrolled at Rockhurst University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rockhurst University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Rockhurst University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,257 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    401 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    256 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rockhurst University is 66.3% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.52% Black or African American, 4.32% Asian, 3.82% Two or More Races, 0.382% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.176% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 138 students (4.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 421 more women than men received degrees from Rockhurst University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rockhurst University is white (763 degrees awarded). There were 8.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (86 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rockhurst University is Registered Nursing (252 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Wellness (65 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rockhurst University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (19 degrees awarded), Health (554 degrees), and Physical Sciences (27 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Registered nurses (1,555,900 people), Accountants & auditors (1,062,997 people), Other managers (881,700 people), Physicians (577,110 people), and Financial managers (510,546 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (19 degrees awarded), Health (554 degrees), Physical Sciences (27 degrees), Business (276 degrees), and Biology (47 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Language & Linguistics (19 degrees awarded), Health (554 degrees), Physical Sciences (27 degrees), Business (276 degrees), and Biology (47 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,280,724 people), Elementary & secondary schools (919,362 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (857,382 people), Computer Systems Design (625,079 people), and Banking & related activities (506,694 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Language & Linguistics (19 degrees awarded), Health (554 degrees), Physical Sciences (27 degrees), Business (276 degrees), and Biology (47 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rockhurst University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 252 degrees awarded
  2. 65 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rockhurst University was Registered Nursing with 252 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

329
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
750
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 329 degrees were awarded to men at Rockhurst University, which is 0.439 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (750).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 133 degrees were awarded to men at Rockhurst University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.51 times more than the 88 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 221 degrees were awarded to men at Rockhurst University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.13 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 66% of students graduating from Rockhurst University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rockhurst University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.55% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    763 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    86 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockhurst University is white (763 degrees awarded). There were 8.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (86 degrees).

5.38% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    535 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rockhurst University is white female (535 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (228 degrees).

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Operations

Rockhurst University has an endowment valued at nearly $45.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.92%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Rockhurst University had a total salary expenditure of 71.1M. Rockhurst University employs 59 Assistant professors, 47 Associate professors and 40 Professors. Most academics at Rockhurst University are Female Assistant professor (47), Female Associate professor (31), and Male Professor (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockhurst University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 40 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees.

Endowment

$45.7M
2022 Endowment
2.82%
decline from 2021

Rockhurst University has an endowment valued at about $45.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rockhurst University declined 2.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $841k lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.9M
2022 Salaries
6.63%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rockhurst University paid a median of $29.9M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($71.1M) and a 6.63% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.4M
Instructional Salaries
155
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rockhurst University paid a total of $11.4M to 155 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockhurst University were Assistant professor with 59 employees, Associate professor with 47 employees, and Professor with 40 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockhurst University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees, Management with 38 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockhurst University was Female Assistant professor with 47 employees, Female Associate professor with 31 employees, and Male Professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Rockhurst University.

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