Knox College

Knox College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Knox College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Knox College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Knox College was awarded 98 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is creative writing.

Overall Quality

Knox landed the #959 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Knox is also ranked #44 out of 102 schools in Illinois.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Knox?

Acceptance Rate

Knox College has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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Knox College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Knox it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Knox College is 91%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  91 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Knox College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Knox College has a freshmen retention rate of 81%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Knox the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 69%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

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Knox College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,258 undergraduates at Knox with 1,223 being full-time and 35 being part-time.

How Much Does Knox College Cost?

The overall average net price of Knox is $22,292. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Knox

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,828 $19,186 $19,653 $23,813 $31,104

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Knox, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Knox, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,301 a year. That adds up to $29,204 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Knox is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Knox Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Knox with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,700 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Knox College make the most money.

Location of Knox College

Knox College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Galesburg, Illinois. Galesburg is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Knox are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2 E South St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-341-7000

Knox College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Writing Studies 39 $19,100
General Biology 32 NA
Business Administration & Management 29 NA
Child Development & Psychology 24 NA
Computer Science 20 NA
Economics 18 $33,100
History 16 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 16 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 $31,600
Sociology & Anthropology 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Knox College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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