Parents

We're thrilled you and your son or daughter have joined — or are considering joining — the Rockhurst family.

Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution serving more than 3,000 students in the business and cultural heart of Kansas City. Our 100-year-old tradition of academic excellence is expressed in more than 50 graduate and undergraduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Rockhurst in the top 25 universities in its category. Forbes magazine ranked Rockhurst first among higher education institution in the Kansas City metro area.

These accolades are the result of our mission to provide “Learning, Leadership and Service in the Jesuit Tradition,” the principle which guides everything we do at Rockhurst.

At Rockhurst, we're committed to helping students attain a quality, private education at an affordable cost through generous financial aid packages. More than 98 percent of our students receive financial aid, and the average package is over $17,500. This combination of quality and affordability makes Rockhurst an outstanding value.

In independently conducted surveys, Rockhurst ranks high in student satisfaction. Students have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with faculty who become caring mentors. The kind of mentoring our students receive is reflected in the outcomes of our graduates. And our Kansas City location gives our students a leg up in getting prestigious internships with the city's best companies and organizations.

Living on campus means your student will be learning and interacting with students representing 26 states and 20 countries. More than 70 percent of freshmen and sophomores live in one of the three residence halls. Many upperclassmen also live on campus in the popular Town House Village, featuring apartment-style housing.

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Our Jesuit heritage means we are dedicated to helping students develop as a whole person — intellectually and professionally, morally and spiritually. Getting involved in campus activities will help him or her develop leadership skills and be immersed in an intellectually rich culture.

We put a high priority on providing a safe, healthy campus environment for our students. Find out more about health services, the counseling center and campus security during Orientation.

As a parent you are a vital part of the Rockhurst community. We invite you to visit our alumni/parents and friends online community. You will have access to information for all the events and gatherings throughout the country. You are always welcome (and encouraged) to attend!

We invite you to find out more about Rockhurst University. And don't miss our special section just for new students. As always, feel free contact us if you have any questions.