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Augustana College Overview

Augustana College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Rock Island, Illinois. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Augustana College Known For?

855 Undergraduate Awards
$29,752 Avg Cost After Aid
59% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Augustana is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Augustana.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Augustana makes roughly $52,000 a year. This is 27% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Augustana student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Augustana College Rankings

Augustana landed the #351 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Augustana also holds the #15 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Augustana.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#35 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#125 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Augustana has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#16 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#22 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#26 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#52 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Teaching Degree Search
#81 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#88 Best Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Augustana College?

Location of Augustana College

Contact details for Augustana are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 639 38Th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Phone: 309-794-7000

How Do I Get Into Augustana?

You can apply to Augustana online at:

Admission Requirements for Augustana

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Augustana?

59% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
Augustana has an acceptance rate of 59%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Can I Afford Augustana College?

$29,752 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Augustana is $29,752. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Augustana, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,740 a year. That adds up to $30,960 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Augustana is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Augustana College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,534 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,546 undergraduate students at Augustana, with 2,534 being full-time and 12 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Augustana

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,534 full-time undergraduates at Augustana, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Augustana

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Augustana College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Augustana Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 74
Black or African American 90
Hispanic or Latino 279
White 1,664
International Students 302
Other Races/Ethnicities 125

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Augustana College. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at Augustana. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and Morocco.

Online Learning at Augustana College

0 Took All Classes Online

Augustana College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 138 138
General Biology 110 110
General Psychology 53 53
Accounting 51 51
Communication & Media Studies 45 45
Romance Languages 34 34
Teacher Education Subject Specific 32 32
Communication Sciences 32 32
Natural Resources Conservation 26 26
Political Science & Government 24 24
Sociology 22 22
General English Literature 19 19
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 17 17
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 16 16
International Business 15 15
Economics 15 15
Computer Science 14 14
Public Health 14 14
Engineering Physics 13 13
Health/Medical Prep Programs 13 13
Communication & Journalism (Other) 12 12
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 12
History 11 11
Writing Studies 10 10
Geography & Cartography 10 10
Music 10 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 9 9
Fine & Studio Arts 9 9
Germanic Languages 8 8
Design & Applied Arts 8 8
Applied Mathematics 7 7
Mathematics 7 7
Philosophy 7 7
Drama & Theater Arts 7 7
Anthropology 6 6
Classical Languages & Literature 5 5
Religious Studies 5 5
Ethnic Studies 3 3
Chemistry 3 3
Area Studies 2 2
Physics 1 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0
Sociology & Anthropology 0 0
TOTAL 855 855


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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