• Top 48% in men's baseball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 47% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division II

Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
25 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Frat Sorority
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Sociology
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Food Technology and Processing 5
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 1
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 6
Latin American Studies 1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 23
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 89
Microbiology, General 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General 768
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic Communications, General 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 1
Radio and Television 141
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 131
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 23
Information Science/Studies 0
Information Technology 76
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 118
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 22
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 1
Civil Engineering, General 67
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 45
Engineering, General 1
Mechanical Engineering 70
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician 34
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 71
Rhetoric and Composition 0
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature 3
French Language and Literature 1
Japanese Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 20
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 79
Dietetics/Dietitian 70
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 6
Public Health, General 103
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 105
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 74
History, General 41
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 193
Fire Services Administration 32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 133
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 33
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Natural Sciences 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 54
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 33
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 20
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 12
Geology/Earth Science, General 9
Physics, General 4
Psychology, General 239
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 136
Social Sciences
Anthropology 28
Economics, General 17
Geography 11
Political Science and Government, General 90
Social Sciences, General 1
Sociology 345
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 114
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 24
Music Performance, General 8
Music, General 10

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