Monmouth College is a private, four-year liberal arts college fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It was founded by the pioneering Scottish Presbyterians in 1853, although the local business community and citizens had much to do with the institution being established in Monmouth because of the financial pledges they made. It has been from the very start a coeducational institution providing equal academic footing to both men and women. The college is located at 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois.
At present, Monmouth College has about 1,380 students coming from 19 states and 11 foreign countries. The average class size is 18.5 while the student/faculty ratio is 14:1. Campus visits can be made either through open house activities or individual visits. While open houses offers an opportunity to know the general aspects of the college including fields of study, student life, admissions and financial aids, individual visits are ideal for one-on-one time with faculty and staff.
Monmouth College only offers undergraduate programs and has chosen not to expand into a university. However, it has joined the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium made up of fourteen colleges having similar purposes. The existence of the consortium makes it possible for the members to offer programs which they are unable to on their own.
Student housing facilities are provided by Monmouth College’s residence halls located around the perimeter of the campus. The college requires all its students to live on campus with the exception of students residing with their parents in the immediate area. Housing costs range from $ 4,250.00 to $ 4,950.00 annually.
The flat rate tuition per semester is $ 12,475.00 for 12 to 18 credits. Each additional credit beyond 18 costs $ 830.00 per credit. Meal plan costs, on the other hand, range from $ 3,050.00 to $ 3,410.00 annually for a 21-meal per week plan.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs or online classes, please contact Monmouth College.