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Get the facts about Austin College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, 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 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

Austin College landed the #390 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Austin College held the #411 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

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

Austin College has an acceptance rate of 52%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Austin College.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Austin College  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Austin College  ( 570 to 680 )
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

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Austin College, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 81%. 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  81 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 71%, which is better than 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 1,214 undergraduates at Austin College with 1,204 being full-time and 10 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

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 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?

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 $48,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Austin College graduates 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

Austin College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Sherman, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city 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

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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