About Rockhurst University


In the heart of Kansas City since 1910, Rockhurst University is dedicated to learning, leadership and service in the Jesuit tradition.


Get a quick snapshot of the Rockhurst University experience.

Rockhurst University is led by our President, the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J.

The Office of Mission and Ministry incorporates our Jesuit mission and values into every aspect of the University.

From Iggy to the Internet, where Rockhurst University has been and where we’re going.

Learn about the Society of Jesus, whose 500-year history is synonymous with quality education and values-driven leadership.

Why Study at Rockhurst?


Located in the cultural heart of Kansas City, RU’s beautiful 55-acre campus is where more than 3,000 students call home.

Consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.

More than 97% of students receive financial assistance and scholarship opportunities.

With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention and support they need to grow in knowledge and in character.

Important University Information

Campus Culture & Community

The center presents a rich calendar of programming in the visual and performing arts each year.

Rockhurst University seeks to be a welcoming and inclusive learning community.

Rockhurst University is bigger than just our 55-acre campus; we also strive to be a good partner with our neighbors and our city.

Latest News

Students planting a tree
Rockhurst University has earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching , recognizing ongoing work establishing meaningful connections between learning and teaching and the community of which the University... Learn more

Upcoming Event

Carly Fiorina Headshot
March 5, 2020 - 11:30am
Marriott Muehlebach Tower
The Rockhurst University Leadership Series, presented by the Rockhurst University Leaders Council and CommunityAmerica Credit Union, welcomes Carly Fiorina, the onetime CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., former U.S. presidential candidate, philanthropist and bestselling author, as this... Learn more