Rockhurst University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,880

2.59% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,753

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.17%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

74.1%

3,038 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,854

63.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

71.6%

265 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 (107 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (103 degrees), and General Psychology (67 degrees).

In 2016, 932 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockhurst University. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (771 degrees), 19.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockhurst University is $34,880, which is $14,720 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockhurst University is $34,880, which is $14,720 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,753.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,880

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rockhurst University was $34,880. The cost of tuition at Rockhurst University is $14,720 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$23,753

2016 Value

3.55%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rockhurst University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,753. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rockhurst University grew by 3.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,742

Room and Board

$1,485

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockhurst University was of $8,742 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,485. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.143% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Rockhurst University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 4.41% with respect to 2015, when 68% 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.

4.17%

2015 Default Rate

26

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rockhurst University was 4.17%, which represents 26 out of the 623 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Rockhurst University received 3,038 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.52% annual growth. Out of those 3,038 applicants, 2,250 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,854 students enrolled at Rockhurst University in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rockhurst University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,250

Accepted Out of 3,038

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rockhurst University was 74.1% (2,250 admissions from 3,038 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 73.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.52%, while admissions grew by 10.2%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

16

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Rockhurst University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rockhurst University has a total enrollment of 2,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockhurst University is 1,825 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,029. This means that 63.9% of students enrolled at Rockhurst University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockhurst University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.1% White, 6.55% Hispanic or Latino, 4.84% Black or African American, 4.34% Two or More Races, 2.91% Asian, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.035% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rockhurst University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (30%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (62.3%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Black or African American Male (2.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockhurst University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockhurst University is 1,825 and the part-time enrollment is 1,029. This means that 63.9% of students enrolled at Rockhurst University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2016 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 83%. 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

    2,142

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    187

  3. Black or African American

    138

The enrolled student population at Rockhurst University is 75.1% White, 6.55% Hispanic or Latino, 4.84% Black or African American, 4.34% Two or More Races, 2.91% Asian, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.035% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 142 students (4.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 166 more women than men received degrees from Rockhurst University. The majority of degree recipients at Rockhurst University are white (771 degrees awarded). There were 19.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rockhurst University is Registered Nursing (107 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (103 degrees) and General Psychology (67 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 (14 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 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 Physicians & surgeons (467,728 people), Postsecondary teachers (237,939 people), Miscellaneous managers (225,132 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (173,179 people), and Other Physical Scientists (121,049 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Biology (64 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (15 degrees).

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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 Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Credit counselors & loan officers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Biology (64 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (15 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Hospitals (575,231 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (438,504 people), Elementary & secondary schools (324,031 people), Offices of physicians (192,388 people), and Scientific research & development services (171,250 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Biology (64 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (15 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. 107 degrees awarded

  2. 103 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rockhurst University was Registered Nursing with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 383

  2. 549

In 2016, 383 degrees were awarded to men at Rockhurst University, which is 0.698 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (549).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 179 degrees were awarded to men at Rockhurst University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.27 times more than the 79 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 96 degrees were awarded to women at Rockhurst University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.73 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 62% of students graduating from Rockhurst University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rockhurst University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.53% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    771 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    40 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockhurst University is white (771 degrees awarded). There were 19.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

4.08% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    457 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    314 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rockhurst University is white female (457 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (314 degrees).

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Operations

Rockhurst University has an endowment valued at nearly $36M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-844k (-2.34%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Rockhurst University had a total expenditure of $49.9M. Of that $49.9M, they spent $21M on salaries and $49.9M on benefits.

Rockhurst University employs 42 Associate professors, 37 Assistant professors, and 36 Professors. Most academics at Rockhurst University are Female Associate professors (24), Female Assistant professors(23), and Male Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockhurst University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Management with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36M

2015 Endowment

3.18%

decline from 2014

Rockhurst University has an endowment valued at about $36M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rockhurst University declined 3.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.18M higher 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. $1.93M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Rockhurst University received $1.93M 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

Primary Expenses

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$21M

Salary Expenditure

$49.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rockhurst University had a total expenditure of $49.9M. Of that $49.9M, they spent $21M on salaries and $49.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$21M

2015 Salaries

24.2%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Rockhurst University paid a median of $21M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($49.9M) and a 24.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.45% growth from 2013 and a 1.49% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.52M

Instructional Salaries

129

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rockhurst University paid a total of $8.52M to 129 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

36 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockhurst University were Associate professor with 42 employees; Assistant professor with 37 employees; and Assistant professor with 36 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockhurst University were Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Management with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockhurst University was Female Associate professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Male Professor with 22 employees.

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

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