• Top 78% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 20% for spending per athlete in men's baseball

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:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
Town: Remote
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Cooperative
  • Frat Sorority
  • Wellness Housing
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Agriculture, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agriculture, General 106
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 3
Women's Studies 2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 80
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 61
Business Administration and Management, General 61
Business/Managerial Economics 8
Construction Management 46
Fashion Merchandising 0
Finance, General 29
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 0
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 18
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 25
Management Information Systems, General 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 55
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 28
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 14
Radio and Television 33
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 89
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 23
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 6
Information Technology 12
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 1
Educational/Instructional Technology 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 65
French Language Teacher Education 0
Health Teacher Education 0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 12
Spanish Language Teacher Education 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 18
Engineering, General 10
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General 29
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 24
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 74
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1
French Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 9
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 10
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 16
Dietetics/Dietitian 0
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 19
Public Health Education and Promotion 3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 28
History, General 24
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 380
Fire Services Administration 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 239
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 26
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 10
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 13
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 77
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 79
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 2
Religion/Religious Studies 0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 10
Chemistry, Other 15
Geology/Earth Science, General 11
Meteorology 5
Physics, General 6
Psychology, General 96
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 46
Social Sciences
Anthropology 6
Economics, General 2
Geography 6
Political Science and Government, General 38
Sociology 17
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 13
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 9
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2
Music Performance, General 30
Music, General 2
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 9

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