• Top 64% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 15% for spending per athlete in men's baseball
  • Top 23% in men's baseball for athlete graduation rate
  • 73% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT score
  • 70% 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:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
17 to 1
Campus Setting:
Town: Distant
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 59
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 36
Business Administration and Management, General 91
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 25
Finance, General 40
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 36
Management Information Systems, General 22
Marketing, Other 28
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 20
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 55
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 19
Art Teacher Education 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 55
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 14
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 86
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 39
Mathematics Teacher Education 13
Music Teacher Education 23
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 11
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 7
Social Studies Teacher Education 5
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 10
Engineering, General 0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 19
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 9
Engineering Technology, General 41
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 43
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 0
German Language and Literature 2
Spanish Language and Literature 8
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 20
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 23
Dietetics/Dietitian 26
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 57
Environmental Health 12
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 199
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 43
History, General 38
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 168
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 19
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 15
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 19
Natural Resources Management and Policy 18
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 22
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 26
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 18
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 22
Forensic Chemistry 12
Geology/Earth Science, General 7
Psychology, General 120
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 43
Social Work 77
Social Sciences
Anthropology 32
Geography 0
Political Science and Government, General 21
Sociology 30
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 12
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 18
Fine/Studio Arts, General 16
Interior Design 7
Music Performance, General 39
Music, General 7

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