Rockhurst University is a private, nonprofit, coeducational Jesuit university located in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 1910 as Rockhurst College, the school is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Rockhurst University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the Helzberg School of Management recently gained accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Rockhurst was ranked as number 19 in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Universities- Masters Midwest category, and Rockhurst has consistently appeared in the top fifteen universities in this category. In August 2009, Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability & Productivity published its annual college rankings list of America's Best Colleges. In 2018, of the more than 4,000 collegiate institutions in the United States, Forbes and the CCAP ranked Rockhurst University No. 203 in the nation and No. 37 in the Midwest.