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Augustana College

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Overview
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Acceptance Rate

59.0%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$40,908

Average Salary in 10 Years

$56,400
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Augustana College

Augustana College is located in Rock Island, Illinois. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers undergrad programs. It has 2,647 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 59.0%.

Popular majors include Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Education, Education, and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. 75% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $41,100.

About
🗺 639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
Mission Augustana College, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and a Lutheran expression of the Christian faith, is committed to offering a challenging education that develops qualities of mind, spirit and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.
🌐 www.augustana.edu
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Admissions
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Augustana College has around 6,750 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 18% decide to enroll at Augustana College. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 6,750 applicants 43% are men and 57% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 133 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 75 men.

Augustana College's acceptance rate is 59.0%. The acceptance rate for men is 57.7% and the acceptance rate for women is 60.0%.

Applicants
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Who applies to Augustana College?

Number of Applicants

6,750

Number of Applicants per Spot

9
per spot

Male Applicants

43%

Female Applicants

57%
Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Augustana College

Augustana College Acceptance Rate

59.0%

Getting in

Somewhat Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

57.7%

Female Acceptance Rate

60.0%
School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Augustana College?

Augustana College Admissions Yield

18%
of accepted students choose to go to Augustana College

Male Admissions Yield

20%

Female Admissions Yield

17%
Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

75%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

70%

Women Graduation Rate

78%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Augustana College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$23,517
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$40,908
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$51,222
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$51,222
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$27,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Augustana College would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Augustana College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

70%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Augustana College you can visit www.augustana.edu/admissions/financial-aid.

Augustana College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $51,222
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $51,222
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Augustana College?

Augustana College students, on average, make $56,400 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 8% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Augustana College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Augustana College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

8.2%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Augustana College.

Median Earnings of Students from Augustana College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Augustana College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Augustana College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Augustana College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Augustana College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Augustana College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Augustana College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Augustana College.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Augustana College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.1x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Augustana College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Augustana College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Augustana College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Augustana College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

12
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$88,929
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Augustana College?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

2,647

Total Students

2,647
undergrads and grad students

Students over 25

1%

Student Median Household Income

$77,349
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

58%
of undergraduates

Men

42%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Augustana College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 72 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 138 women.

International Students

7%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Augustana College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Augustana College study?

Augustana College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Augustana College are:

  1. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Education
  4. Education
  5. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Approximately 67% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Augustana College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

87%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

100%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Augustana College has a retention rate of 87% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

59
2% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Augustana College has around 59 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 2% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Augustana College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Rock Island, Illinois
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

349
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

13
in 2017
Source: FBI
Politics in Illinois
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Illinois tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 55% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 38% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.