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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.59% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
3,038 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
63.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
265 Graduates


The median tuition at Rockhurst University is $34,880, which is $2,670 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

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.

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Rockhurst University received 3,038 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.5% 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.

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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, 0.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rockhurst University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.8%), followed by White Male (14.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (9.1%), followed by White Male (3.47%) and Black or African American Male (0.32%).

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In 2016, 166 more women than men graduated from Rockhurst University. The majority of students graduating from Rockhurst University are White. These 771 graduates mean that there were 19.3 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 40 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Rockhurst University is Registered Nursing with 107 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 103 graduates and General Psychology with 67 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Rockhurst University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Philosophy and Religious Studies, with 14 graduates, followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 56 graduates and Physical Sciences with 25 graduates.


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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 $-844,420 (-2.34%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Rockhurst University had a total expenditure of $49.9M. Of that $49.9M, they spent $19.8M on salaries and $4.64M on benefits.

Rockhurst University employs 43 Assistant professors, 39 Professors, and 35 Associate professors. Most academics at Rockhurst University are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Professors (23), and Female Associate professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockhurst University are: Service, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees.



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