At Rockhurst University, faculty members are essential to ensure student success. Their tireless dedication to quality teaching standards enables students to reach their full potential in academics and the community.

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Ranked in the Top-15 of the Region for Teaching Excellence*


We are intentional about providing an academic experience that truly changes "the whole person." With smaller class sizes, our expert faculty members are able to connect with students individually.

89 % of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field

24 students in an average class

13:1 student-faculty ratio

A theology class at Rockhurst University examines “What is impermanence?” Here, students enrolled in a theology and religious studies course learn another characteristic of what Buddhists believe as part of broader coursework teaching religions of the world.

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Representatives from Rockhurst University are part of a select delegation from higher education invited to the White House today to help unveil a national strategy to increase equity in the STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics...
OT Faculty Amber Jenkins
The first occupational therapists Amber Jenkins, OTD, MLS, OTR/L, assistant professor of occupational therapy , remembers having weren’t trained at all in the discipline – it was her mom and dad. Growing up in rural...
Glenn North at a library event
Photos courtesy Kenny Ellison. Glenn North has a number of titles on his resume — he’s a 2006 graduate of Rockhurst University, an adjunct faculty member in the English department, director of inclusive learning at...
Baseball player works with fellow student and professor
Rockhurst University has received the NCAA Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence for achieving four-year Academic Success Rates of 90 percent or higher for the 13th consecutive year. Forty-four Division II member schools are recipients of...

Dr. Katie Ryan-Bloomer, a Rockhurst University alum and assistant professor of occupational therapy, helps conduct programs for children undergoing constraint-induced movement therapy. Ryan-Bloomer and others at Ability KC work with kids through play therapy and additional occupational activities to help improve the kids’ self-help skills.

*2021 U.S. News and World Reports Midwest Regional University rankings