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Augustana University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Augustana University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Augustana Sioux Falls offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Augustana University Ranked?

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2021 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 29 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Augustana Sioux Falls as #242 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Augustana Sioux Falls is also ranked #1 out of 11 schools in South Dakota.

See all of the rankings for Augustana University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Augustana Sioux Falls?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Augustana University is a competitive 68%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Augustana University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Augustana University has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. 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  86 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

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

Average Overall Diversity at Augustana Sioux Falls

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,807 undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls with 1,717 being full-time and 90 being part-time.

Augustana Sioux Falls 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.

Augustana Sioux Falls scored 47.45 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  47.45 out of 100
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How Much Does Augustana University Cost?

The overall average net price of Augustana Sioux Falls is $22,891. 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 +
$18,561 $20,715 $21,808 $24,721 $24,151

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 0.4%. 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 Sioux Falls Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Augustana Sioux Falls make around $43,700 per year during the early years of their employment. 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 located 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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Location of Augustana University

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, 442 received undergraduate degrees and 164 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 62 $54,900
Business Administration & Management 48 $39,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 44 $35,300
General Biology 40 $25,400
Accounting 16 NA
General Psychology 16 NA
General English Literature 16 NA
Health & Physical Education 16 $35,000
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14 NA
Economics 13 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 274 students took at least one online class at Augustana University. This is a decrease from the 288 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 274 274
2016-2017 288 288
2015-2016 240 240
2014-2015 1,837 203
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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