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Augustana College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Augustana College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Augustana College Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Augustana College was awarded 37 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general biology.

Overall Quality

Augustana landed the #243 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Augustana also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

See all of the rankings for Augustana College.

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 at Augustana is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Augustana College is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Augustana College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Augustana College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Augustana the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 70%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  70 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Augustana College.

Average Overall Diversity at Augustana

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,647 undergraduates at Augustana with 2,637 being full-time and 10 being part-time.

Augustana Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Augustana scored 47.06 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  47.06 out of 100
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How Much Does Augustana College Cost?

The overall average net price of Augustana is $24,745. 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 +
$15,603 $17,124 $23,115 $26,222 $28,876

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 87% of students took out student loans averaging $7,274 a year. That adds up to $29,096 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Augustana is 2.1%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Augustana make around $52,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Augustana graduates since it is 27% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Augustana College make the most money.

Location of Augustana College

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

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Location of Augustana College

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
Business Administration & Management 162 $44,300
General Biology 111 $27,400
Accounting 61 $51,600
General Psychology 59 $26,400
Communication Sciences 40 NA
Romance Languages 30 $19,700
Communication & Media Studies 29 $37,400
Teacher Education Subject Specific 28 $36,600
Health/Medical Prep Programs 24 $24,200
General English Literature 24 $32,500

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

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