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Austin College Data & Information Overview

7 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
43% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Austin College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Austin College Ranked?

#1,244 Best Colleges in Nation
#65 Best Colleges in TX
Early Childhood Education 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.

Austin College was awarded 7 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is early childhood education.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Austin College as #1,244 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

Austin College also holds the #65 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Austin College?

43% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Austin College is a competitive 43%, 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 52% 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 570 and 670. Math scores were between 550 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Austin College  ( 570 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Austin College  ( 550 to 670 )
Austin College received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Austin College  ( 23 to 29 )

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Austin College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
99% 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 Austin College 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 Austin College is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Austin College

76% Freshmen Retention
68% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Austin College has a freshmen retention rate of 76%. 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  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Austin College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 68%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  68 out of 100

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

Austin College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,281 Full-Time Undergraduates
49.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
53.2% Percent Women

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?

$20,980 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
$35,280 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Austin College is $20,980. 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 +
$17,365 $15,894 $18,555 $23,935 $28,618

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 56% of students took out student loans averaging $8,820 a year. That adds up to $35,280 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Austin College is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Austin College Graduates Make?

$57,355 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Austin College make about $57,355 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Austin College students since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Austin College make the most money.

Location of Austin College

Texas State
1,281 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

36 Majors With Completions
321 Undergraduate Degrees
17 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Austin College. Of these students, 321 received undergraduate degrees and 17 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 38 $20,019
General Business/Commerce 33 $33,767
Public Health 27 NA
Economics 20 NA
Finance & Financial Management 19 $50,108
General Biology 18 $24,700
Romance Languages 17 NA
Communication & Media Studies 16 NA
Political Science & Government 15 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Austin 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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