Facts & Stats

Monmouth Banner Location: Monmouth, Illinois; population (2020) 9,902

Nearest Cities: Quad Cities — Rock Island, Moline and East Moline, Illinois.; Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa — (45 miles); Peoria, Illinois (65 miles)

Enrollment: 750 students 

Demographics: 50% men, 50% women; 92% live on campus; 28% American minorities and international students; 32% first-generation college students


Financial Support: 100% of Monmouth students receive financial aid

Graduates’ Success: 98% of graduates reported either having a full-time job or being enrolled in professional or graduate school within six months after graduation

Fighting Scots: The athletic teams’ nickname, Fighting Scots, was coined in 1928 to reflect the Scotch-Irish heritage of the College’s founders. The College’s Scotch-Irish heritage is also reflected in its bagpipes and drums band, which is present at all major campus events.

vintage turkey bowl

Eighth-Longest College Football Rivalry: The annual Monmouth-Knox College football game, known as the Battle for the Bronze Turkey, is the eighth-oldest college football game. First played in 1888, Monmouth has won 23 straight games in the rivalry and leads the all-time series 73-50-10. 

Calendar: Semester (two 17-week terms and two 2-week Scots Terms)

Areas of Study: 44 majors, 41 minors, 14 pre-professional tracks

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Average Class Size: 14 (79% of classes have fewer than 20 students)

Campus: 112 acres, including a 33-acre nature preserve and athletic park and a six-acre Educational Garden & Farm

Affiliations & Accreditations: Charter member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, a consortium of leading liberal arts colleges; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); The Annapolis Group; American Chemical Society; Higher Learning Commission; National College Athletic Association-Division III; Midwest Conference; St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (golf only).