Rockhurst University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,800

2.64% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,291

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.26%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

72.5%

3,115 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,043

60.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

74.5%

243 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 (94 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (92 degrees), and General Psychology (51 degrees).

In 2017, 872 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockhurst University. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (674 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (58 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockhurst University is $35,800, which is $15,067 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockhurst University is $35,800, which is $15,067 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,291.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,800

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rockhurst University was $35,800. The cost of tuition at Rockhurst University is $15,067 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$23,291

2017 Value

1.95%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rockhurst University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,291. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rockhurst University grew by 1.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,603

Room and Board

$1,485

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockhurst University was of $9,603 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,485. The cost of room and board increased by 9.84% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Rockhurst University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.41% with respect to 2016, when 71% 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.

3.26%

2016 Default Rate

20

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rockhurst University was 3.26%, which represents 20 out of the 614 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 3,115 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.53% annual growth. Out of those 3,115 applicants, 2,257 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,043 students enrolled at Rockhurst University in 2017, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rockhurst University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,257

Accepted Out of 3,115

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rockhurst University was 72.5% (2,257 admissions from 3,115 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 74.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.53%, while admissions grew by 0.311%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

17

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Rockhurst University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rockhurst University has a total enrollment of 3,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockhurst University is 1,849 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,194. This means that 60.8% of students enrolled at Rockhurst University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockhurst University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.4% White, 7.07% Hispanic or Latino, 5.65% Black or African American, 3.61% Asian, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.427% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rockhurst University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (60.1%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Two or More Races Female (1.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockhurst University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockhurst University is 1,849 and the part-time enrollment is 1,194. This means that 60.8% of students enrolled at Rockhurst University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2017 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 86%. 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

    2,234

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    215

  3. Black or African American

    172

The enrolled student population at Rockhurst University is 73.4% White, 7.07% Hispanic or Latino, 5.65% Black or African American, 3.61% Asian, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.427% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 176 students (5.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 184 more women than men received degrees from Rockhurst University. The majority of degree recipients at Rockhurst University are white (674 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (58 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rockhurst University is Registered Nursing (94 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (92 degrees) and General Psychology (51 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 Language & Linguistics (25 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 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 Accountants & auditors (1,091,443 people), Other managers (665,377 people), Financial managers (423,244 people), Chief executives & legislators (326,559 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (301,750 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Language & Linguistics (25 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Business (298 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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Language & Linguistics (25 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Business (298 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 Elementary & secondary schools (620,487 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (527,125 people), Banking & related activities (490,648 people), Computer Systems Design (457,877 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (418,645 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockhurst University are Language & Linguistics (25 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and Business (298 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. 94 degrees awarded

  2. 92 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rockhurst University was Registered Nursing with 94 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 344

  2. 528

In 2017, 344 degrees were awarded to men at Rockhurst University, which is 0.652 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (528).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 160 degrees were awarded to men at Rockhurst University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.78 times more than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Rockhurst University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.563 times less than the 160 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 60% of students graduating from Rockhurst University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rockhurst University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.06% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    674 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    58 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockhurst University is white (674 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (58 degrees).

6.65% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    421 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    253 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rockhurst University is white female (421 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (253 degrees).

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Operations

Rockhurst University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.37M (9.44%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Rockhurst University had a total salary expenditure of $50.1M. Rockhurst University employs 44 Associate professors, 39 Assistant professors, and 36 Professors. Most academics at Rockhurst University are Female Associate professors (26), Male Professors(22), and Female Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockhurst University are: Service, with 42 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.7M

2017 Endowment

2.66%

growth from 2016

Rockhurst University has an endowment valued at about $35.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rockhurst University grew 2.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.59M 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. $1.54M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Rockhurst University received $1.54M 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

$20.5M

2017 Salaries

1.16%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Rockhurst University paid a median of $20.5M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($50.1M) and a 1.16% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.58% decline from 2015 and a 24.2% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.74M

Instructional Salaries

131

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rockhurst University paid a total of $8.74M to 131 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

44 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

42 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockhurst University were Associate professor with 44 employees; Assistant professor with 39 employees; and Assistant professor with 36 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockhurst University were Service with 42 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockhurst University was Female Associate professor with 26 employees, Male Professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 22 employees.

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

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