Augustana University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,332
4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,843
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
65.8%
3,145 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,086
87.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
75.5%
318 Graduates

About

Augustana University is a higher education institution located in Minnehaha County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Augustana University were General Education (162 degrees awarded), General Special Education & Teaching (34 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

In 2022, 818 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Augustana University. 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (721 degrees), 25.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Augustana University is $36,332, which is $8,002 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Augustana University is $36,332, which is $8,002 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,843.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Augustana University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,332
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Augustana University was $36,332. The cost of tuition at Augustana University is $8,002 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,843
2022 Value
11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Augustana University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,843. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Augustana University grew by 11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,179
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Augustana University was of $9,179 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.51% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Augustana University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Augustana University received 3,145 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 39.3% annual growth. Out of those 3,145 applicants, 2,069 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,086 students enrolled at Augustana University in 2022. 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Augustana University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,069
Accepted Out of 3,145

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Augustana University was 65.8% (2,069 admissions from 3,145 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 71.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 39.3%, while admissions grew by 27.6%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage (2022)
39
Scores Submitted (2022)

7% of enrolled first-time students at Augustana University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Augustana University had a total enrollment of 2,086 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Augustana University is 1,824 students and the part-time enrollment is 262. This means that 87.4% of students enrolled at Augustana University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Augustana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.8% White, 4.55% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Black or African American, 2.25% Two or More Races, 1.97% Asian, 0.575% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0479% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Augustana University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.1%), followed by White Male (31.7%) and Asian Female (2.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Augustana University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,086 students. The full-time enrollment at Augustana University is 1,824 and the part-time enrollment is 262. This means that 87.4% of students enrolled at Augustana University are enrolled full-time compared with N/A% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2022 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 (72%), Augustana University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,622 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    95 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    61 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Augustana University is 77.8% White, 4.55% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Black or African American, 2.25% Two or More Races, 1.97% Asian, 0.575% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0479% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 24 students (1.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 260 more women than men received degrees from Augustana University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Augustana University is white (721 degrees awarded). There were 25.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Augustana University is General Education (162 degrees awarded), followed by General Special Education & Teaching (34 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (35 degrees awarded), Education (264 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees).

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 (1,623,974 people), Secondary school teachers (516,313 people), Physicians (418,042 people), Education administrators (282,100 people), and Postsecondary teachers (239,439 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana University in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Education (264 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and Biology (68 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Education (264 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and Biology (68 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2,888,676 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (600,038 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (535,316 people), Offices of physicians (226,534 people), and Outpatient care centers (162,977 people).

The most specialized majors at Augustana University are Language & Linguistics (35 degrees awarded), Education (264 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and Biology (68 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 80 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Augustana University was Registered Nursing with 80 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

279
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
539
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 279 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana University, which is 0.518 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (539).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.72 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Augustana University in General Education, which is 5.75 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 56% of students graduating from Augustana University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Augustana University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.314% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    721 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Augustana University is white (721 degrees awarded). There were 25.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

0.122% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    489 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    232 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Augustana University is white female (489 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (232 degrees).

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Operations

Augustana University has an endowment valued at nearly $108M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −6.3M (−5.81%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Augustana University had a total salary expenditure of 61.1M. Augustana University employs 63 Assistant professors, 39 Associate professors and 34 Professors. Most academics at Augustana University are Female Assistant professor (41), Female Associate professor (22), and Male Assistant professor (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana University are: Management, with 70 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 48 employees, and Service with 44 employees.

Endowment

$108M
2022 Endowment
5%
decline from 2021

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Salary Expenditure

$24.4M
2022 Salaries
12.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Augustana University paid a median of $24.4M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($61.1M) and a 12.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.32% decline between 2020 and 2021, and a 3.91% growth between 2019 and 2020.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.67M
Instructional Salaries
143
Number of Employees

In 2022, Augustana University paid a total of $9.67M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Augustana University were Assistant professor with 63 employees, Associate professor with 39 employees, and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Augustana University were Management with 70 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees, and Service with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Augustana University was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 22 employees.

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