Austin College

Austin College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Austin College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Austin College Ranked?

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.

Austin College was awarded 98 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is early childhood education.

Overall Quality

Austin College landed the #1,031 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.

Austin College also holds the #56 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

See all of the rankings for Austin College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Austin College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Austin College is a competitive 49%, 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 56% of students accepted to Austin College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 660. Math scores were between 550 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Austin College  ( 560 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Austin College  ( 550 to 650 )
Austin College received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Austin College  ( 22 to 29 )

Learn more about Austin College admissions.

Austin College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Austin College is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 Austin College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Austin College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Austin College has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. 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  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Austin College for first-time, full-time students is 66%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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

Austin College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,285 undergraduates at Austin College with 1,281 being full-time and 4 being part-time.

How Much Does Austin College Cost?

The overall average net price of Austin College is $21,357. 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 Austin College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,598 $17,848 $19,574 $21,684 $28,847

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 Austin College, 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 Austin College, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $9,305 a year. That adds up to $37,220 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Austin College is 4.7%. 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 Austin College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Austin College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,200 in their early years. That's great news for Austin College students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Austin College make the most money.

Location of Austin College

Located in Sherman, Texas, Austin College is a private not-for-profit institution. Sherman is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Austin College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 N Grand Ave, Sherman, TX 75090-4400
Phone: 903-813-2000

Austin College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Austin College. Of these students, 339 received undergraduate degrees and 20 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
General Psychology 33 $24,421
General Biology 26 $25,658
Public Health 26 NA
General Business/Commerce 25 $32,711
History 22 NA
Computer Science 17 $60,839
Finance & Financial Management 17 NA
Political Science & Government 14 NA
Economics 14 $38,289
Romance Languages 13 NA

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

Learn more about online learning at Austin College.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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