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Augustana University Data & Information Overview

133 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
72% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Augustana University Ranked?

#363 Best Colleges in Nation
#4 Best Colleges in SD
Business Administration & Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Augustana University was awarded 133 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration & management.

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Overall Quality

Augustana Sioux Falls landed the #363 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Augustana Sioux Falls has maintained this ranking for at least two years in a row.

Augustana Sioux Falls is also ranked #4 out of 13 schools in South Dakota.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Augustana Sioux Falls?

72% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Augustana University is 72%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Augustana Sioux Falls is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to Augustana Sioux Falls submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Augustana University  ( 490 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Augustana University  ( 530 to 660 )
Augustana Sioux Falls received ACT scores from 73% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Augustana University  ( 22 to 28 )

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Augustana University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
73% 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 Sioux Falls 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Augustana University is 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Augustana University

84% Freshmen Retention
56% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Augustana University 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  84 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 Sioux Falls for first-time, full-time students is 56%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

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Augustana University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,665 Full-Time Undergraduates
7.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,735 undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls with 1,665 being full-time and 70 being part-time.

How Much Does Augustana University Cost?

$24,066 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
$35,376 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Augustana Sioux Falls is $24,066. 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 Sioux Falls

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,304 $17,585 $22,216 $25,658 $26,997

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 Sioux Falls, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Augustana Sioux Falls, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,844 a year. That adds up to $35,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Augustana Sioux Falls is 1.7%. 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 Sioux Falls Graduates Make?

$50,137 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Augustana Sioux Falls with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $50,137 in their early years. This is good news for future Augustana Sioux Falls graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Augustana University

South Dakota State
1,665 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Augustana University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Augustana Sioux Falls are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197-0001
Phone: 605-274-5516

Augustana University Majors

49 Majors With Completions
547 Undergraduate Degrees
121 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Augustana University. Of these students, 547 received undergraduate degrees and 121 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 83 $60,050
Teacher Education Grade Specific 65 $38,193
General Biology 49 $25,995
Business Administration & Management 48 $43,860
Health & Physical Education 37 NA
Romance Languages 26 $24,410
General Psychology 22 NA
Mathematics 17 NA
Political Science & Government 15 $46,610
Accounting 15 NA

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

Online Learning at Augustana Sioux Falls

25% Take At Least One Class Online
10% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 500 students took at least one online class at Augustana University. This is an increase from the 226 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 500 211
2019-2020 226 223
2018-2019 242 237
2017-2018 274 274
2016-2017 288 288

Learn more about online learning at Augustana University.

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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