Monmouth College

Monmouth College

Monmouth College or MC was established in 1853 as Monmouth Academy. The college was given its present name in 1856 when it received a charter from the legislature. Located in Monmouth, Illinois, the institution is a four-year, private, college of liberal arts. MC remains affiliated with the Presbyterian Church today and is also a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. It is one of the few colleges that has been co-educational since its inception and it also housed the women's sorority movement.

Monmouth College offers a variety of majors, degree programs, and pre-professional fields of study. Some of the subjects offered are biochemistry, greek, history, latin, psychology and spanish, among others. The college also offers military science as well as off-campus study programs.

Monmouth College hosts both men's and women's sports teams. The institution is a member of the Midwest Conference and competes in NCAA, division III.

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Contacting Monmouth College

Monmouth College
700 E Broadway
Monmouth , IL 61462-1998
General Phone: (309) 457-2311

Monmouth College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts65French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Ancient Greek language, Latin language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, ...
Education and Teaching59elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Business and Management56business management, accounting, international business, MIS
Science25biology, biochemistry, biopsychology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Art Studies13art studies
Media8public relations
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, bible studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Monmouth College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26133

Monmouth College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Monmouth College had a total enrollment of 1,343 students (1,290 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 48%
20-21 42%
22-24 7%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Monmouth College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %

Monmouth College Room and Board (2007)

Monmouth College offers campus housing for 1,403 of its 1,290 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Monmouth, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Monmouth College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Monmouth College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,000
Room and board $ 7,000
Room charge $ 4,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,900
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,850

Financial Aid:
Monmouth College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 172500)

Monmouth College Faculty

Monmouth College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1113
Non-tenured and not on tenure track87

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$76,7856$69,496
Associate professoracademic year10$60,77510$55,182
Assistant professoracademic year14$49,36214$47,973
Instructoracademic year1*0*
Lectureracademic year4$50,2045$42,642
All faculty totalacademic year46$61,84835$52,961

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Monmouth College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Midwest Conference
Basketball Midwest Conference
Baseball Midwest Conference
Track Midwest Conference

Monmouth College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Liberal Arts
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Public Relations/Image Management

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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