Rockhurst University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,800
2.65% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,518
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.83%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
72.9%
3,629 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,688
60.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.6%
289 Graduates

About

Rockhurst University is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rockhurst University were Registered Nursing (269 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees), and General Psychology (52 degrees).

In 2020, 1,112 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockhurst University. 65.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (830 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (82 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockhurst University is $38,800, which is $16,270 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockhurst University is $38,800, which is $16,270 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,518.

In 2020, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,800
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Rockhurst University was $38,800. The cost of tuition at Rockhurst University is $16,270 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,518
2020 Value
5.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Rockhurst University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,518. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Rockhurst University grew by 5.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,963
Room and Board
$1,530
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockhurst University was of $10,963 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,530. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.477% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Rockhurst University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.06% with respect to 2019, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.83%
2018 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Rockhurst University was 1.83%, which represents 13 out of the 710 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rockhurst University received 3,629 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.7% annual growth. Out of those 3,629 applicants, 2,645 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,688 students enrolled at Rockhurst University in 2020, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rockhurst University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,645
Accepted Out of 3,629

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rockhurst University was 72.9% (2,645 admissions from 3,629 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 10.7%, while admissions grew by 26.7%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage
31
Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Rockhurst University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rockhurst University has a total enrollment of 3,688 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockhurst University is 2,246 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,442. This means that 60.9% of students enrolled at Rockhurst University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockhurst University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.81% Black or African American, 4.07% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.488% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.271% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rockhurst University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (24.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.1%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Asian Female (2.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockhurst University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,688 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockhurst University is 2,246 and the part-time enrollment is 1,442. This means that 60.9% of students enrolled at Rockhurst University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2020 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 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Rockhurst University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,508
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    377
  3. Black or African American
    288

The enrolled student population at Rockhurst University is 68% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.81% Black or African American, 4.07% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.488% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.271% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 209 students (5.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 348 more women than men received degrees from Rockhurst University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rockhurst University is white (830 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (82 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rockhurst University is Registered Nursing (269 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees) and General Psychology (52 degrees).

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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), and Health (513 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,402,996 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,443 people), Physicians (184,731 people), Other managers (162,533 people), and Medical & health services managers (160,712 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Health (513 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Health (513 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees).

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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 (1,576,599 people), Elementary & secondary schools (408,038 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (362,605 people), Outpatient care centers (271,861 people), and Offices of physicians (264,646 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Health (513 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 269 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 77 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 52 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rockhurst University was Registered Nursing with 269 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

382
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
730
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 382 degrees were awarded to men at Rockhurst University, which is 0.523 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (730).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 125 degrees were awarded to men at Rockhurst University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.54 times more than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 239 degrees were awarded to women at Rockhurst University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.97 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 69% of students graduating from Rockhurst University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rockhurst University is Female and Asian (90% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 11.4% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    830 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    82 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockhurst University is white (830 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (82 degrees).

7.37% of degree recipients (82 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    553 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    277 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rockhurst University is white female (553 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (277 degrees).

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Operations

Rockhurst University has an endowment valued at nearly $38.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−2.33%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Rockhurst University had a total salary expenditure of $54.9M. Rockhurst University employs 61 Assistant professors, 37 Professors, and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at Rockhurst University are Female Assistant professors (45), Female Associate professors(20), and Male Professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockhurst University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, Service, with 32 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$38.1M
2020 Endowment
0.786%
decline from 2019

Rockhurst University has an endowment valued at about $38.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Rockhurst University declined 0.786% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.47M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.09M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Rockhurst University received $3.09M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.1M
2020 Salaries
11.7%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Rockhurst University paid a median of $24.1M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($54.9M) and a 11.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.37% growth from 2018 and a 3.14% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.81M
Instructional Salaries
147
Number of Employees

In 2020, Rockhurst University paid a total of $9.81M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockhurst University were Assistant professor with 61 employees; Professor with 37 employees; and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockhurst University were Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; Service with 32 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockhurst University was Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Male Professor with 19 employees.

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

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