• Top 7% in men's baseball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 60% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division I
  • 63% in men's baseball in Division I for ACT 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:
18 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Small
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
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • Wellness Housing
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • General Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Production Operations, General 0
Agriculture, General 68
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician 18
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 113
Biotechnology 0
Molecular Genetics 0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 48
Business Administration and Management, General 105
Business/Managerial Economics 17
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 6
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 0
Finance, General 51
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 37
International Business/Trade/Commerce 31
Management Information Systems, General 43
Management Science 8
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 63
Organizational Leadership 7
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising 29
Broadcast Journalism 47
Journalism 19
Mass Communication/Media Studies 3
Organizational Communication, General 24
Photojournalism 12
Public Relations/Image Management 21
Radio and Television 22
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 25
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 17
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 0
Information Technology 44
Business Teacher Education 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 13
Elementary Education and Teaching 123
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 32
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 27
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 14
Special Education and Teaching, General 18
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 1
Technical Teacher Education 0
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 3
Civil Engineering, General 20
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 13
Mechanical Engineering 18
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 0
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 0
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 25
Industrial Technology/Technician 14
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 11
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 45
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 14
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General 27
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature 1
Chinese Language and Literature 3
French Language and Literature 1
German Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 17
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 2
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 33
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 27
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 26
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0
Environmental Health 8
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 1
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 27
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 20
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 168
History, General 33
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 276
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 31
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 11
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 78
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 35
Sports Studies 58
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies 14
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 30
Geology/Earth Science, General 12
Meteorology 7
Physical Sciences 4
Physics, General 6
Psychology, General 104
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 83
Social Sciences
Anthropology 25
Criminology 13
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 1
Economics, General 17
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 3
Geography 13
International Relations and Affairs 9
Political Science and Government, General 38
Social Sciences, General 12
Sociology 62
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Dance, General 4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 11
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 6
Fine/Studio Arts, General 37
Music Performance, General 21
Music, Other 4

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