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Augustana College Data & Information Overview

55 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
69% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Augustana College Ranked?

#471 Best Colleges in Nation
#21 Best Colleges in IL
Teacher Education Subject Specific Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 55 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Augustana is ranked #471 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 85 colleges in Illinois, Augustana is ranked at #21.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Augustana?

69% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Augustana College has an acceptance rate of 69%, 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.

Learn more about Augustana College admissions.

Augustana College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
77% Full Time Teachers

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 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Augustana College

85% Freshmen Retention
65% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% 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  85 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 65%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

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

Augustana College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,358 Full-Time Undergraduates
22.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,377 undergraduates at Augustana with 2,358 being full-time and 19 being part-time.

How Much Does Augustana College Cost?

$23,489 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
$32,904 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Augustana is $23,489. 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 +
$16,956 $18,937 $19,064 $25,195 $27,627

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 65% of students took out student loans averaging $8,226 a year. That adds up to $32,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Augustana is 3.5%. 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?

$58,227 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Augustana make about $58,227 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Augustana graduates since it is 37% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Augustana College make the most money.

Location of Augustana College

Illinois State
2,358 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

48 Majors With Completions
894 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 91 $25,342
General Psychology 68 $27,576
Business Administration & Management 64 $47,529
Accounting 50 $54,498
Finance & Financial Management 48 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43 $40,005
Communication & Media Studies 43 $32,691
Marketing 41 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 27 NA
Political Science & Government 27 $34,180

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

This is a decrease from the 982 students who took online classes the previous year.

Learn more about online learning at Augustana College.

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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