Graduates earn 309 degrees from Knox College


About 20.4 percent of the 309 degrees and certificates handed out by the Knox College in 2016-17 were to students in Social Sciences programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Galesburg conferred 63 bachelor's degrees in Social Sciences programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in Psychology, General. Data shows the school gave out 35 bachelor's degrees in Psychology, General, followed by 32 bachelor's degrees in Creative Writing and 25 bachelor's degrees in Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

The college enrolled 1,359 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Economics, General
24
24
Social Sciences, Other
21
21
Political Science and Government, General
12
12
International Relations and Affairs
6
6
Social Sciences total
63
63
20.4
Creative Writing
32
32
English Language and Literature, General
12
12
English Language and Literature/Letters total
44
44
14.2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
25
25
Biochemistry
10
10
Neuroscience
8
8
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
43
43
13.9
Psychology, General
35
35
Psychology total
35
35
11.3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
10
10
Fine/Studio Arts, General
6
6
Music, General
3
3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
19
19
6.2
Elementary Education and Teaching
13
13
Secondary Education and Teaching
3
3
Social Science Teacher Education
-
-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
-
-
Education total
16
16
5.2
Chemistry, General
8
8
Physics, General
8
8
Physical Sciences total
16
16
5.2
Spanish Language and Literature
9
9
German Language and Literature
2
2
French Language and Literature
2
2
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
1
1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
1
1
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
15
15
4.8
Computer Science
13
13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
13
13
4.2
Environmental Studies
13
13
Natural Resources and Conservation total
13
13
4.2
Asian Studies/Civilization
7
7
Women's Studies
2
2
American/United States Studies/Civilization
1
1
African-American/Black Studies
1
1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
11
11
3.6
History, General
9
9
History total
9
9
2.9
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
6
6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
6
6
1.9
Applied Mathematics, Other
2
2
Mathematics, General
-
-
Financial Mathematics
-
-
Mathematics and Statistics total
2
2
0.7
International/Global Studies
2
2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
2
2
0.7
Philosophy
2
2
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
2
2
0.7

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