• Top 48% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 42% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • 68% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT score
  • 58% in men's baseball in Division I for SAT score

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:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
21 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Midsize
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 10
Business Administration and Management, General 14
Business/Commerce, General 22
Finance, General 1
International Business/Trade/Commerce 12
Management Information Systems, General 3
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 9
Organizational Leadership 27
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General 24
Journalism 4
Journalism, Other 0
Public Relations/Image Management 0
Radio and Television 11
Biology Teacher Education 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 20
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 0
Music Teacher Education 3
Social Science Teacher Education 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 12
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 4
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 5
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4
History, General 5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 16
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 0
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 13
Psychology, General 27
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General 20
Social Work 5
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General 0
Theology and Religious Vocations
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology 7
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies 11
Religious/Sacred Music 3
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 67
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 10
Graphic Design 2
Keyboard Instruments 0
Music Management 6
Music Performance, General 2
Music, General 3
Voice and Opera 3

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