About Rockhurst University
On Campus Housing
A private, Roman Catholic university, Rockhurst University is situated in Kansas City, MO. Rockhurst University occupies a total area of about 55 acres. It was in 1910 when the Rockhurst University was founded. The motto of the Rockhurst University is Sapientia Aedificavit Sibi Domum'(Latin) and its official colors are blue and white. The total enrolment stands at 2,980 (Fall 2019) students at Rockhurst University. Around 2,185 and 805 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. Around 96% of the students are 24 and under at Rockhurst University. At RU around 71% are white, 10% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 6% are Black or African American. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 58% of the students are females and 42% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 110 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are George Wendt, Mark Lamping, Joseph Urusemal, and Walter J. Ong. Sports is an intergral part of any campus, and in this case, the university’s teams are affiliated to NCAA Division II – GLVC. A total of 165 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association), APTA (American Physical Therapy Association), and ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). $36 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Rockhurst University.
The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Rockhurst University at the 259th position among other national universities.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Before applying to RU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $55,787. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($38,760), books and supplies ($1,530), room and boarding ($9,690), and budget for other expenses ($4,535). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$68,699 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $9,690 per year for living on campus. Rockhurst University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at RU costs around $3,960 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At RU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 42% male and 58% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Rockhurst University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,637, whereas the financial aid is $27,161. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $1,980 and institutional aid worth $27,161. At RU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $751,172 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $10,072,851.