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Austin College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Austin College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Austin College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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?

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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.

Austin College was awarded 24 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business/commerce.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Austin College is ranked #390 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Austin College also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Austin College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Austin College is a competitive 52%, 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 39% 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 590 and 680. Math scores were between 570 and 680.

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SAT Math Scores for Austin College  ( 570 to 680 )
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Austin College received ACT scores from 36% 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

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Austin College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Austin College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Austin College 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  81 out of 100
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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 71%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Austin College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,294 undergraduates at Austin College with 1,291 being full-time and 3 being part-time.

Austin College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 88.39 out of 100, Austin College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.39 out of 100
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How Much Does Austin College Cost?

The overall average net price of Austin College is $20,895. 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 +
$17,466 $16,542 $19,001 $25,353 $27,572

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 $7,934 a year. That adds up to $31,736 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Austin College is 5.7%. 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.

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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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Location of Austin College

Contact details for Austin College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 N Grand Ave, Sherman, TX 75090-4400
Phone: 903-813-2000
Website: www.austincollege.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sherman-TX/Austin-College/19839579944
Twitter: http://twitter.com/austincollege

Austin College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Austin College. Of these students, 342 received undergraduate degrees and 19 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 Business/Commerce 34 $33,600
General Biology 32 NA
General Psychology 29 $23,800
Public Health 23 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 20 NA
Finance & Financial Management 19 NA
History 18 NA
Political Science & Government 16 NA
Economics 15 NA
General English Literature 15 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

Footnotes

*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.

References

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