Knox College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,532

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,301

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.18%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

65.2%

3,515 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,359

97.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

77.4%

277 Graduates

About

Knox College is a higher education institution located in Knox County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Knox College were Creative Writing (33 degrees awarded), General Economics (27 degrees), and General Psychology (27 degrees).

In 2016, 360 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Knox College. 58.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (216 degrees), 6.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Knox College is $42,532, which is $18,117 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Knox College is $42,532, which is $18,117 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,301.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,532

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Knox College was $42,532. The cost of tuition at Knox College is $18,117 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$23,301

2016 Value

1.44%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Knox College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,301. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Knox College grew by 1.44%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,012

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Knox College was of $9,012 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Knox College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 97% 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.

3.18%

2015 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Knox College was 3.18%, which represents 11 out of the 346 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Knox College received 3,515 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.03% annual growth. Out of those 3,515 applicants, 2,292 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,359 students enrolled at Knox College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Knox College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,292

Accepted Out of 3,515

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Knox College was 65.2% (2,292 admissions from 3,515 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 63.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.03%, while admissions grew by 4.28%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Knox College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Knox College has a total enrollment of 1,359 students. The full-time enrollment at Knox College is 1,327 students and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Knox College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Knox College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.2% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.87% Black or African American, 6.4% Asian, 4.71% Two or More Races, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Knox College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.3%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Knox College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,359 students. The full-time enrollment at Knox College is 1,327 and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Knox College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

2016 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 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Knox College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    668

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    195

  3. Black or African American

    107

The enrolled student population at Knox College is 49.2% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.87% Black or African American, 6.4% Asian, 4.71% Two or More Races, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 43 students (3.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 58 more women than men received degrees from Knox College. The majority of degree recipients at Knox College are white (216 degrees awarded). There were 6.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Knox College is Creative Writing (33 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (27 degrees) and General Psychology (27 degrees).

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 Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), English (45 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Knox College are Elementary & middle school teachers (193,651 people), Postsecondary teachers (180,411 people), Miscellaneous managers (177,016 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (101,376 people), and Physicians & surgeons (88,393 people).

The most specialized majors at Knox College are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), English (45 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Physical Sciences (21 degrees).

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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 Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Knox College are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), English (45 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Physical Sciences (21 degrees).

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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 (346,509 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (322,511 people), Hospitals (130,875 people), Computer Systems Design (108,966 people), and Legal services (85,884 people).

The most specialized majors at Knox College are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), English (45 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Physical Sciences (21 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 33 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Knox College was Creative Writing with 33 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 151

  2. 209

In 2016, 151 degrees were awarded to men at Knox College, which is 0.722 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (209).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Knox College in General Economics, which is 1.7 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Knox College in Creative Writing, which is 2 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 73% of students graduating from Knox College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Knox College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.08% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    216 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    33 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Knox College is white (216 degrees awarded). There were 6.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

4.17% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    124 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    92 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Knox College is white female (124 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (92 degrees).

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Operations

Knox College has an endowment valued at nearly $128M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.39M (1.09%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Knox College had a total expenditure of $48.2M. Of that $48.2M, they spent $22.4M on salaries and $48.2M on benefits.

Knox College employs 45 Associate professors, 38 Professors, and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at Knox College are Male Associate professors (27), Male Professors(22), and Female Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Knox College are: Service, with 80 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$128M

2015 Endowment

2.7%

growth from 2014

Knox College has an endowment valued at about $128M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Knox College grew 2.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $94.1M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.24M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Knox College received $2.24M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$22.4M

Salary Expenditure

$48.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Knox College had a total expenditure of $48.2M. Of that $48.2M, they spent $22.4M on salaries and $48.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Knox College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$22.4M

2015 Salaries

3.72%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Knox College paid a median of $22.4M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($48.2M) and a 3.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.38% growth from 2013 and a 1.62% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.82M

Instructional Salaries

102

Number of Employees

In 2015, Knox College paid a total of $6.82M to 102 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

45 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

80 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Knox College were Associate professor with 45 employees; Professor with 38 employees; and Professor with 27 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Knox College were Service with 80 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Knox College was Male Associate professor with 27 employees, Male Professor with 22 employees, and Female Associate professor with 18 employees.

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

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