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Get the facts about Augustana College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Augustana College Ranked?

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2021 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 43 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Augustana is ranked #259 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 61 colleges in Illinois, Augustana is ranked at #10.

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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

At Augustana, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Augustana College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Augustana College has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. 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  87 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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Good Overall Diversity at Augustana

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

Augustana Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Augustana is 66.18 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  66.18 out of 100
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How Much Does Augustana College Cost?

The overall average net price of Augustana is $23,310. 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 +
$17,208 $17,040 $21,157 $23,697 $28,078

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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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 138 $44,300
General Biology 110 $27,400
General Psychology 53 $26,400
Accounting 51 $51,600
Communication & Media Studies 45 $37,400
Romance Languages 34 $19,700
Communication Sciences 32 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 32 $36,600
Natural Resources Conservation 26 NA
Political Science & Government 24 $26,200

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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