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Knox College Data & Information Overview

Great Price Value for Your Money
70% Acceptance Rate
2% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Knox College Ranked?

#770 Best Colleges in Nation
Sociology & Anthropology Highest Ranked Major
#2,077 Best for the Money in Nation

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Knox is ranked #770 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Knox?

70% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
41% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Knox College has an acceptance rate of 70%, 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.

Average Test Scores

About 41% of students accepted to Knox submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 700. Math scores were between 560 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Knox College  ( 590 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Knox College  ( 560 to 680 )
Knox received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Knox College  ( 24 to 31 )

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Knox College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
81% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Knox, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Knox College

83% Freshmen Retention
64% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Knox College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 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 64%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100

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Knox College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,119 Full-Time Undergraduates
31.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,154 undergraduates at Knox with 1,119 being full-time and 35 being part-time.

How Much Does Knox College Cost?

$20,548 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
$32,376 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Knox is $20,548. 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 +
$15,657 $12,233 $17,200 $22,672 $29,084

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 68% of students took out student loans averaging $8,094 a year. That adds up to $32,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Knox is 2.3%. 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?

$49,010 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $49,010 in their early years. That's great news for Knox students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Knox College

Illinois State
1,119 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

34 Majors With Completions
314 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 37 NA
General Biology 32 $21,960
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 $32,439
Writing Studies 21 $19,149
Economics 20 $37,736
Child Development & Psychology 19 NA
Computer Science 15 NA
Sociology & Anthropology 15 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 14 NA
History 13 NA

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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.


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