Augustana University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,450

3.27% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,937

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

0.426%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

67.8%

1,975 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,080

81.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

70.6%

295 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 General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (49 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (44 degrees).

In 2017, 579 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Augustana University. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (504 degrees), 31.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana University is $31,450, which is $6,256 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana University is $31,450, which is $6,256 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,937.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,450

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Augustana University was $31,450. The cost of tuition at Augustana University is $6,256 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$18,937

2017 Value

5.19%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Augustana University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,937. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Augustana University grew by 5.19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,740

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Augustana University was of $6,740 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.567% between 2016 and 2017. 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

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Augustana University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2016, 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.

0.426%

2016 Default Rate

2

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Augustana University was 0.426%, which represents 2 out of the 469 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 1,975 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 34.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,975 applicants, 1,339 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,080 students enrolled at Augustana University in 2017, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Augustana University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,339

Accepted Out of 1,975

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Augustana University was 67.8% (1,339 admissions from 1,975 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 34.9%, while admissions grew by 32.3%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

31

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Augustana University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Augustana University has a total enrollment of 2,080 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana University is 1,704 students and the part-time enrollment is 376. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at Augustana University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Augustana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.7% White, 2.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.92% Black or African American, 1.39% Two or More Races, 1.2% Asian, 0.481% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0481% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Augustana University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (53.9%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (60%), followed by White Male (32%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Augustana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,080 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana University is 1,704 and the part-time enrollment is 376. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at Augustana University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2017 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 86%. 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

    1,761

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    59

  3. Black or African American

    40

The enrolled student population at Augustana University is 84.7% White, 2.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.92% Black or African American, 1.39% Two or More Races, 1.2% Asian, 0.481% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0481% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 12 students (0.577%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 125 more women than men received degrees from Augustana University. The majority of degree recipients at Augustana University are white (504 degrees awarded). There were 31.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Augustana University is General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (49 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (44 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 Language & Linguistics (39 degrees awarded), Education (151 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 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 (1,980,084 people), Physicians (407,339 people), Secondary school teachers (364,452 people), Education administrators (285,391 people), and Postsecondary teachers (262,696 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Language & Linguistics (39 degrees awarded), Education (151 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Biology (53 degrees), and Math & Statistics (14 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, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Language & Linguistics (39 degrees awarded), Education (151 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Biology (53 degrees), and Math & Statistics (14 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 (2,936,367 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (589,570 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (548,121 people), Offices of physicians (209,231 people), and Computer Systems Design (144,069 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Language & Linguistics (39 degrees awarded), Education (151 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Biology (53 degrees), and Math & Statistics (14 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Augustana University was General Business Administration & Management with 49 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 227

  2. 352

In 2017, 227 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana University, which is 0.645 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (352).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.77 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 72 degrees were awarded to women at Augustana University in General Education, which is 6 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

75%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 57% of students graduating from Augustana University 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 76% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Augustana University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 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

    504 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Augustana University is white (504 degrees awarded). There were 31.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

0.173% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    321 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    183 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Augustana University is white female (321 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (183 degrees).

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Operations

Augustana University has an endowment valued at nearly $75.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.05M (2.71%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Augustana University had a total expenditure of $51.2M. Of that $51.2M, they spent $21.3M on salaries and $51.2M on benefits.

Augustana University employs 55 Assistant professors, 39 Associate professors, and 34 Professors. Most academics at Augustana University are Female Assistant professors (35), Male Professors(25), and Male Associate professors (22).

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 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$75.5M

2017 Endowment

15.3%

growth from 2016

Augustana University has an endowment valued at about $75.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Augustana University grew 15.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.4M 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. $2.27M - Federal

  2. $113k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Augustana University received $2.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $113k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$21.3M

Salary Expenditure

$51.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Augustana University had a total expenditure of $51.2M. Of that $51.2M, they spent $21.3M on salaries and $51.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Augustana University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.3M

2017 Salaries

2.66%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Augustana University paid a median of $21.3M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($51.2M) and a 2.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.92% growth from 2015 and a 2.51% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.81M

Instructional Salaries

142

Number of Employees

In 2017, Augustana University paid a total of $8.81M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

58 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Augustana University were Assistant professor with 55 employees; Associate professor with 39 employees; and Associate professor with 34 employees.

In 2017, 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 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Augustana University was Female Assistant professor with 35 employees, Male Professor with 25 employees, and Male Associate professor with 22 employees.

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

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