A New Adventure Every Day: Working on the Knox Farm
Workers at the student-run operation implement sustainable practices to produce food for the Gizmo and Hard Knox Cafe.
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Knox College earns recognition for its academic strength, affordability, and campus diversity in the newly released 2021 Best Colleges rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
Knox ranks No. 72 overall among Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, a category that takes into account various factors, including an institution’s academic reputation among experts, class size, graduation rates, and alumni giving.
The Best Colleges rankings, which were published on September 14, note Knox’s excellence in several other categories.
U.S. News included Knox as one of its “Best Value” schools, listing it as No. 20 among national liberal arts colleges. The “Best Value” rankings consider academic quality and the price that students pay after receiving need-based scholarships or grants.
In addition, Knox ranks No. 34 among national liberal arts colleges in the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” category, which considers how successful colleges are in terms of graduating students who receive federal Pell Grants. Pell Grants typically are awarded to students from households earning less than $50,000 a year, with most of the funds going to students from households earning less than $20,000 a year.
The publication also names Knox as one of the “A-plus Schools for B Students.” Knox is among 59 national liberal arts colleges—all grouped together—in this category, which examines the first- to second-year student retention rates at schools that admit a meaningful proportion of students who didn’t earn straight A’s in high school.
Knox received recognition for the international diversity of its student body, ranking No. 10 among national liberal arts colleges.
The Best Colleges rankings come on the heels of other recent rankings that highlight the value of a Knox education.
Published on September 14, 2020