Augustana College

Augustana College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Augustana College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Augustana College was awarded 237 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Augustana as #245 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Augustana held the #259 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 102 colleges in Illinois, Augustana is ranked at #7.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Augustana?

Acceptance Rate

Augustana College has an acceptance rate of 59%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Augustana.

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Augustana College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Augustana it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Augustana College is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Augustana College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Augustana College has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Augustana for first-time, full-time students is 70%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  70 out of 100

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Augustana College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,546 undergraduates at Augustana with 2,534 being full-time and 12 being part-time.

How Much Does Augustana College Cost?

The overall average net price of Augustana is $23,874. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Augustana

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,355 $16,249 $21,453 $23,730 $28,047

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Augustana, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Augustana, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,740 a year. That adds up to $30,960 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Augustana is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Augustana Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Augustana with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $52,000 in their early years. This is good news for future Augustana graduates since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Augustana College

Augustana College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Rock Island, Illinois. Rock Island is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Augustana are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 639 38Th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Phone: 309-794-7000

Augustana College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 99 $27,400
General Psychology 53 $26,400
Business Administration & Management 52 $44,300
Accounting 45 $51,600
Communication & Media Studies 42 $37,400
Romance Languages 38 $19,700
Political Science & Government 29 $26,200
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 29 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 29 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 29 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Augustana College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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