Augustana College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,312
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,706
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.48%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
56.6%
6,757 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,546
99.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
74.2%
487 Graduates

About

Augustana College is a higher education institution located in Rock Island County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Augustana College were General Business Administration & Management (138 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (110 degrees), and General Psychology (53 degrees).

In 2019, 855 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Augustana College. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (667 degrees), 9.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana College is $42,312, which is $15,032 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana College is $42,312, which is $15,032 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,706.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,312
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Augustana College was $42,312. The cost of tuition at Augustana College is $15,032 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,706
2019 Value
2.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Augustana College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,706. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Augustana College grew by 2.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,572
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Augustana College was of $10,572 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.5% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Augustana College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2018, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.48%
2017 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Augustana College was 3.48%, which represents 21 out of the 604 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Augustana College received 6,757 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.79% annual growth. Out of those 6,757 applicants, 3,826 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,546 students enrolled at Augustana College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Augustana College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,826
Accepted Out of 6,757

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Augustana College was 56.6% (3,826 admissions from 6,757 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 63.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 8.79%, while admissions declined by -3.29%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Augustana College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Augustana College has a total enrollment of 2,546 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana College is 2,534 students and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at Augustana College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Augustana College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.8% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.53% Black or African American, 3.53% Two or More Races, 2.95% Asian, 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0786% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Augustana College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Augustana College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,546 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana College is 2,534 and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 99.5% of students enrolled at Augustana College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2019 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 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Augustana College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,675
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    279
  3. Black or African American
    90

The enrolled student population at Augustana College is 65.8% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.53% Black or African American, 3.53% Two or More Races, 2.95% Asian, 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0786% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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 (1.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 155 more women than men received degrees from Augustana College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Augustana College is white (667 degrees awarded). There were 9.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Augustana College is General Business Administration & Management (138 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (110 degrees) and General Psychology (53 degrees).

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 (47 degrees awarded), Biology (143 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Augustana College are Physicians (407,604 people), Postsecondary teachers (212,936 people), Other managers (187,423 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (168,722 people), and Secondary school teachers (144,848 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana College are Language & Linguistics (47 degrees awarded), Biology (143 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), and English (29 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Augustana College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Actuaries, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Augustana College are Language & Linguistics (47 degrees awarded), Biology (143 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), and English (29 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Augustana College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (472,768 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (472,669 people), Elementary & secondary schools (432,535 people), Offices of physicians (212,627 people), and Scientific research & development services (137,216 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana College are Language & Linguistics (47 degrees awarded), Biology (143 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (26 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), and English (29 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 138 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 110 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 53 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Augustana College was General Business Administration & Management with 138 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

350
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
505
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 350 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana College, which is 0.693 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (505).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.46 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 83 degrees were awarded to women at Augustana College in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.07 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 70% of students graduating from Augustana College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Augustana College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.03% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    667 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Augustana College is white (667 degrees awarded). There were 9.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

0.702% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    391 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    276 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Augustana College is white female (391 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (276 degrees).

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Operations

Augustana College has an endowment valued at nearly $173M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.52M (4.35%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Augustana College had a total salary expenditure of $76.9M. Augustana College employs 77 Assistant professors, 63 Professors, and 45 Associate professors. Most academics at Augustana College are Female Assistant professors (45), Male Professors(39), and Male Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana College are: Service, with 92 employees, Management, with 90 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$173M
2019 Endowment
2.8%
growth from 2018

Augustana College has an endowment valued at about $173M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Augustana College grew 2.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $132M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $847k - Federal
  2. $103k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Augustana College received $847k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $103k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32.7M
2019 Salaries
0.826%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Augustana College paid a median of $32.7M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($76.9M) and a 0.826% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.03% growth from 2017 and a 9.2% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.9M
Instructional Salaries
196
Number of Employees

In 2019, Augustana College paid a total of $13.9M to 196 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
77 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
92 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Augustana College were Assistant professor with 77 employees; Professor with 63 employees; and Professor with 45 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana College were Service with 92 employees; Management with 90 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Augustana College was Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, Male Professor with 39 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Augustana College.

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