Augustana College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,766
3.75% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,660
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.16%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
61.2%
6,965 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,349
98.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
77.6%
541 Graduates

About

Augustana College is a higher education institution located in Rock Island County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Augustana College were General Biological Sciences (78 degrees awarded), General Psychology (52 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees).

In 2022, 767 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Augustana College. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (485 degrees), 5.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana College is $47,766, which is $19,436 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Augustana College is $47,766, which is $19,436 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,660.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Augustana College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$47,766
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Augustana College was $47,766. The cost of tuition at Augustana College is $19,436 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$24,660
2022 Value
0.768%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Augustana College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,660. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Augustana College grew by 0.768%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,830
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Augustana College was of $11,830 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.47% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Augustana College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.16%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Augustana College was 1.16%, which represents 7 out of the 603 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Augustana College received 6,965 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.89% annual growth. Out of those 6,965 applicants, 4,264 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,349 students enrolled at Augustana College in 2022. 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Augustana College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,264
Accepted Out of 6,965

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Augustana College was 61.2% (4,264 admissions from 6,965 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 69.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.89%, while admissions declined by −7.1%..

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SAT Scores

68%
Submission Percentage (2022)
405
Scores Submitted (2022)

68% of enrolled first-time students at Augustana College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Augustana College had a total enrollment of 2,349 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Augustana College is 2,324 students and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Augustana College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Augustana College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.7% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Black or African American, 3.53% Two or More Races, 2.85% Asian, and 0.0851% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Augustana College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (83.9%), followed by Asian Female (6.45%) and Black or African American Female (3.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Augustana College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,349 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana College is 2,324 and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Augustana College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Augustana College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Augustana College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,426 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    300 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    92 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Augustana College is 60.7% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Black or African American, 3.53% Two or More Races, 2.85% Asian, and 0.0851% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 30 students (1.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 105 more women than men received degrees from Augustana College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Augustana College is white (485 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (90 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Augustana College is General Biological Sciences (78 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (52 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Augustana College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (26 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and Biology (107 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Augustana College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (446,787 people), Physicians (433,297 people), Other managers (379,111 people), Postsecondary teachers (297,875 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (282,246 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana College in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (26 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Biology (107 degrees), English (21 degrees), and Social Sciences (60 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Augustana College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Augustana College are Language & Linguistics (26 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Biology (107 degrees), English (21 degrees), and Social Sciences (60 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Augustana College are Elementary & secondary schools (683,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (650,621 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (594,764 people), Legal services (358,640 people), and Computer Systems Design (285,183 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana College are Language & Linguistics (26 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), Biology (107 degrees), English (21 degrees), and Social Sciences (60 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Augustana College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 78 degrees awarded
  2. 52 degrees awarded
  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Augustana College was General Biological Sciences with 78 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

331
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
436
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 331 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana College, which is 0.759 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (436).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.69 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 73% of students graduating from Augustana College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Augustana College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.11% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    485 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    90 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Augustana College is white (485 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (90 degrees).

1.04% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    271 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    214 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Augustana College is white female (271 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (214 degrees).

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Operations

Augustana College has an endowment valued at nearly $197M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Augustana College had a total salary expenditure of 76.3M. Augustana College employs 70 Professors, 52 Instructors and 45 Associate professors. Most academics at Augustana College are Male Professor (40), Female Professor (30), and Male Instructor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana College are: Management, with 99 employees, Service, with 85 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees.

Endowment

$197M
2022 Endowment
8.64%
decline from 2021

Augustana College has an endowment valued at about $197M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Augustana College declined 8.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $148M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$33M
2022 Salaries
2.35%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Augustana College paid a median of $33M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($76.3M) and a 2.35% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.7M
Instructional Salaries
201
Number of Employees

In 2022, Augustana College paid a total of $14.7M to 201 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
70 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
99 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Augustana College were Professor with 70 employees, Instructor with 52 employees, and Associate professor with 45 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana College were Management with 99 employees, Service with 85 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Augustana College was Male Professor with 40 employees, Female Professor with 30 employees, and Male Instructor with 26 employees.

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