Augustana University

Augustana University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Augustana University Ranked?

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2022 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 117 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is sign language interpretation and translation.

Overall Quality

Augustana Sioux Falls landed the #165 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Augustana Sioux Falls held the #242 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Augustana Sioux Falls also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in South Dakota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Augustana Sioux Falls?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Augustana University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 68%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 6% 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 530 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Augustana University  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Augustana University  ( 540 to 660 )
Augustana Sioux Falls received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Augustana University  ( 23 to 29 )

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Augustana University 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 Sioux Falls it is much better at 12 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 79%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  79 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Augustana University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% 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  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Augustana Sioux Falls the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 57%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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Augustana University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,818 undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls with 1,727 being full-time and 91 being part-time.

How Much Does Augustana University Cost?

The overall average net price of Augustana Sioux Falls is $24,072. 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 +
$20,571 $20,524 $22,125 $24,546 $26,023

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 64% of students took out student loans averaging $9,178 a year. That adds up to $36,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Augustana Sioux Falls is 1.8%. 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?

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 $43,700 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Augustana University make the most money.

Location of Augustana University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Augustana University. Of these students, 526 received undergraduate degrees and 160 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 80 $54,900
Business Administration & Management 57 $39,200
General Biology 50 $25,400
Health & Physical Education 38 $35,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32 $35,300
General Psychology 25 NA
Political Science & Government 20 NA
Accounting 16 NA
Communication & Media Studies 15 NA
Romance Languages 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

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 2018-2019, 242 students took at least one online class at Augustana University. This is a decrease from the 274 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 242 237
2017-2018 274 274
2016-2017 288 288
2015-2016 240 240
2013-2014 135 135

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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