Augustana University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,454

2.8% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,974

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.59%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

69.1%

1,464 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,937

81.8% 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 Registered Nursing (53 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (53 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (40 degrees).

In 2016, 540 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Augustana University. 68.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (500 degrees), 62.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana University is $30,454, which is $6,039 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana University is $30,454, which is $6,039 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,974.

In 2016, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,454

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Augustana University was $30,454. The cost of tuition at Augustana University is $6,039 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$19,974

2016 Value

3.62%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Augustana University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,974. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Augustana University grew by 3.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,702

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Augustana University was of $6,702 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.896% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Augustana University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.03% with respect to 2015, when 97% 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.

3.59%

2015 Default Rate

16

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Augustana University was 3.59%, which represents 16 out of the 446 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 1,464 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.0684% annual growth. Out of those 1,464 applicants, 1,012 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,937 students enrolled at Augustana University in 2016, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Augustana University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,012

Accepted Out of 1,464

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Augustana University was 69.1% (1,012 admissions from 1,464 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 65.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.0684%, while admissions grew by 6.3%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

43

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Augustana University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Augustana University has a total enrollment of 1,937 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana University is 1,584 students and the part-time enrollment is 353. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Augustana University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Augustana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.5% White, 2.84% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Black or African American, 1.91% Two or More Races, 0.929% Asian, 0.361% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Augustana University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (80%), followed by Asian Female (10%) and White Male (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Augustana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,937 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana University is 1,584 and the part-time enrollment is 353. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Augustana University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2016 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 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,617

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    55

  3. Black or African American

    41

The enrolled student population at Augustana University is 83.5% White, 2.84% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Black or African American, 1.91% Two or More Races, 0.929% Asian, 0.361% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 9 students (0.465%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 196 more women than men received degrees from Augustana University. The majority of degree recipients at Augustana University are white (500 degrees awarded). There were 62.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Augustana University is Registered Nursing (53 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (53 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 Language & Linguistics (32 degrees awarded), Education (153 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 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 (1,953,493 people), Physicians & surgeons (415,965 people), Secondary school teachers (345,004 people), Education administrators (277,599 people), and Postsecondary teachers (250,221 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Language & Linguistics (32 degrees awarded), Education (153 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Biology (47 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 University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Language & Linguistics (32 degrees awarded), Education (153 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Biology (47 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 (2,888,646 people), Hospitals (603,585 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (489,403 people), Offices of physicians (185,340 people), and Outpatient care centers (132,643 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Language & Linguistics (32 degrees awarded), Education (153 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Biology (47 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 53 degrees awarded

  2. 53 degrees awarded

  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Augustana University was Registered Nursing with 53 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 172

  2. 368

In 2016, 172 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana University, which is 0.467 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (368).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.21 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 67 degrees were awarded to women at Augustana University in General Education, which is 4.79 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 50% of students graduating from Augustana University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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

    500 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Augustana University is white (500 degrees awarded). There were 62.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    344 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    156 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Augustana University is white female (344 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (156 degrees).

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Operations

Augustana University has an endowment valued at nearly $67.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.79M (4.16%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Augustana University had a total expenditure of $47M. Of that $47M, they spent $20.1M on salaries and $47M on benefits.

Augustana University employs 57 Assistant professors, 39 Associate professors, and 32 Professors. Most academics at Augustana University are Female Assistant professors (37), Male Professors(23), and Male Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana University are: Management, with 60 employees, Service, with 45 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$67.2M

2015 Endowment

1.01%

growth from 2014

Augustana University has an endowment valued at about $67.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Augustana University grew 1.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.6M 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. $1.8M - Federal

  2. $119k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Augustana University received $1.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $119k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$20.1M

Salary Expenditure

$47M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Augustana University had a total expenditure of $47M. Of that $47M, they spent $20.1M on salaries and $47M 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

$20.1M

2015 Salaries

2.51%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Augustana University paid a median of $20.1M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($47M) and a 2.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.49% decline from 2013 and a 7.05% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.19M

Instructional Salaries

136

Number of Employees

In 2015, Augustana University paid a total of $8.19M to 136 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

57 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

60 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Augustana University were Assistant professor with 57 employees; Associate professor with 39 employees; and Associate professor with 32 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana University were Management with 60 employees; Service with 45 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 42 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Augustana University was Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, Male Professor with 23 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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