Knox College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,461
3.3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,882
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.01%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
73.3%
2,987 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,058
99% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
74.6%
258 Graduates

About

Knox College is a higher education institution located in Knox County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Knox College were General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), Other Research & Experimental Psychology (33 degrees), and Creative Writing (26 degrees).

In 2022, 332 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Knox College. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (161 degrees), 4.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Knox College is $52,461, which is $24,131 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Knox College is $52,461, which is $24,131 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,882.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Knox College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$52,461
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Knox College was $52,461. The cost of tuition at Knox College is $24,131 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$26,882
2022 Value
5.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Knox College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,882. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Knox College grew by 5.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,221
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Knox College was of $10,221 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.501% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Knox College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.01%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Knox College was 2.01%, which represents 6 out of the 298 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Knox College received 2,987 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.42% annual growth. Out of those 2,987 applicants, 2,190 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,058 students enrolled at Knox College in 2022. 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Knox College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,190
Accepted Out of 2,987

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Knox College was 73.3% (2,190 admissions from 2,987 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 70.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.42%, while admissions grew by 1.86%..

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage (2022)
63
Scores Submitted (2022)

26% of enrolled first-time students at Knox College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Knox College had a total enrollment of 1,058 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Knox College is 1,047 students and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Knox College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Knox College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.6% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.33% Black or African American, 6.24% Two or More Races, 4.44% Asian, and 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Knox College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.2%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Knox College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,058 students. The full-time enrollment at Knox College is 1,047 and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Knox College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Knox College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Knox College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    514 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    139 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    67 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Knox College is 48.6% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.33% Black or African American, 6.24% Two or More Races, 4.44% Asian, and 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 29 students (2.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 46 more women than men received degrees from Knox College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Knox College is white (161 degrees awarded). There were 4.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Knox College is General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), followed by Other Research & Experimental Psychology (33 degrees) and Creative Writing (26 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Knox College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (62 degrees), and Biology (40 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Knox College are Physicians (522,234 people), Other managers (493,040 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (468,726 people), Postsecondary teachers (383,067 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (367,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Knox College in 2022 are English (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (62 degrees), Biology (40 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and Psychology (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Knox College are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Knox College are English (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (62 degrees), Biology (40 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and Psychology (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Knox College are Elementary & secondary schools (968,291 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (857,673 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (792,524 people), Legal services (385,056 people), and Computer Systems Design (364,715 people).

The most specialized majors at Knox College are English (35 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (62 degrees), Biology (40 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and Psychology (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Knox College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 42 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Knox College was General Business Administration & Management with 42 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

143
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
189
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Knox College, which is 0.757 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (189).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Knox College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.2 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Knox College in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 2 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 61% of students graduating from Knox College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Knox College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.71% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    161 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    34 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Knox College is white (161 degrees awarded). There were 4.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

2.71% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    104 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Knox College is white female (104 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (57 degrees).

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Operations

Knox College has an endowment valued at nearly $182M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.3%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Knox College had a total salary expenditure of 53.3M. Knox College employs 36 Professors, 34 Assistant professors and 31 Associate professors. Most academics at Knox College are Male Associate professor (22), Male Professor (20), and Male Assistant professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Knox College are: Service, with 79 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

Endowment

$182M
2022 Endowment
13.7%
decline from 2021

Knox College has an endowment valued at about $182M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Knox College declined 13.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $133M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$20.8M
2022 Salaries
5.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Knox College paid a median of $20.8M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($53.3M) and a 5.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.47M
Instructional Salaries
110
Number of Employees

In 2022, Knox College paid a total of $7.47M to 110 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
79 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Knox College were Professor with 36 employees, Assistant professor with 34 employees, and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Knox College were Service with 79 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Knox College was Male Associate professor with 22 employees, Male Professor with 20 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Knox College.

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