Augustana University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,430
2.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,481
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
66.9%
2,224 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,113
83.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
70.1%
284 Graduates

About

Augustana University is a higher education institution located in Minnehaha County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Augustana University were Registered Nursing (62 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (40 degrees).

In 2019, 606 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Augustana University. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (492 degrees), 13.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana University is $33,430, which is $6,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana University is $33,430, which is $6,150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,481.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,430
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Augustana University was $33,430. The cost of tuition at Augustana University is $6,150 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,481
2019 Value
5.26%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Augustana University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,481. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Augustana University grew by 5.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,450
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Augustana University was of $7,450 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 3.93% 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

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Augustana University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
1.9%
2017 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Augustana University was 1.9%, which represents 8 out of the 422 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 University received 2,224 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.04% annual growth. Out of those 2,224 applicants, 1,488 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,113 students enrolled at Augustana University in 2019, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Augustana University has an overall enrollment yield of 29%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,488
Accepted Out of 2,224

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Augustana University was 66.9% (1,488 admissions from 2,224 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.04%, while admissions grew by 3.33%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage
32
Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Augustana University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Augustana University has a total enrollment of 2,113 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana University is 1,770 students and the part-time enrollment is 343. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Augustana University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Augustana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.8% White, 3.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.04% Black or African American, 1.56% Asian, 1.51% Two or More Races, 0.805% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0473% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Augustana University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.2%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.5%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Asian Female (4.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Augustana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,113 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana University is 1,770 and the part-time enrollment is 343. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Augustana University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Augustana University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,770
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    83
  3. Black or African American
    43

The enrolled student population at Augustana University is 83.8% White, 3.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.04% Black or African American, 1.56% Asian, 1.51% Two or More Races, 0.805% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0473% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 15 students (0.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 204 more women than men received degrees from Augustana University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Augustana University is white (492 degrees awarded). There were 13.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Augustana University is Registered Nursing (62 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (40 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Augustana University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (206 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (23 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Augustana University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,586,888 people), Secondary school teachers (609,003 people), Physicians (416,729 people), Education administrators (309,023 people), and Postsecondary teachers (281,289 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Education (206 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), and English (16 degrees).

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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 University are Surgeons, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Education (206 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), and English (16 degrees).

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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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,033,761 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (632,085 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (579,849 people), Offices of physicians (242,474 people), and Outpatient care centers (160,364 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Education (206 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), and English (16 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 University.
Most Common
  1. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 40 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Augustana University was Registered Nursing with 62 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

201
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
405
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 201 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana University, which is 0.496 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (405).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 117 degrees were awarded to women at Augustana University in General Education, which is 6.16 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 55% of students graduating from Augustana University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Augustana University is Male and Asian (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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    492 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Augustana University is white (492 degrees awarded). There were 13.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

0.495% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    335 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    157 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Augustana University is white female (335 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (157 degrees).

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Operations

Augustana University has an endowment valued at nearly $89.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.5M (1.67%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Augustana University had a total salary expenditure of $54.3M. Augustana University employs 67 Assistant professors, 42 Associate professors, and 30 Professors. Most academics at Augustana University are Female Assistant professors (41), Male Assistant professors(26), and Male Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana University are: Management, with 58 employees, Service, with 48 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$89.8M
2019 Endowment
9.42%
growth from 2018

Augustana University has an endowment valued at about $89.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Augustana University grew 9.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $49.1M 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.01M - Federal
  2. $88.3k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Augustana University received $2.01M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $88.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23M
2019 Salaries
3.68%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Augustana University paid a median of $23M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($54.3M) and a 3.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.31% growth from 2017 and a 2.66% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.43M
Instructional Salaries
148
Number of Employees

In 2019, Augustana University paid a total of $9.43M to 148 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.9% 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
67 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Augustana University were Assistant professor with 67 employees; Associate professor with 42 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana University were Management with 58 employees; Service with 48 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Augustana University was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Professor with 23 employees.

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

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