Value Proposition

Cost comparison

Demonstrated Success.

Augustana is priced, on average, $10,928 lower than a representative group of selective colleges in the Upper Midwest with whom we overlap in applications for first-year student admission (identified in the above graph). Among these colleges and universities that claim similar outcomes relative to graduate and professional school admission and job placement, Augustana provides exceptional academic quality and the best value.

2013 Augustana graduates with federal loans carry average indebtedness of $25,750.

See the claims we make and the evidence to support them.


Go Viking imageExplore. Discover. Create. Go Viking.

At Augustana, we believe certain individuals are called to “Go Viking.”

It's an idea that means much more than the age-old notion of sailing off in search of trade and plunder. To "Go Viking" means to be venturesome ... to explore, discover, create, and pursue bold concepts and important endeavors today in order to make tomorrow even better. The Augustana Vikings have been, and will always be, those who aspire for more than the ordinary; those who are committed to making our world a better place through their scholarly work, creative expression and service to church and community.

National Rankings Recognize Augustana

Augustana is ranked the No. 11 baccalaureate college in the nation, according to a recent report from Washington Monthly. The publication’s "2013 Baccalaureate College Ranking" rates 352 baccalaureate institutions according to their contribution to the public good in three areas — social mobility: recruiting and graduating low-income students; research: producing cutting-edge scholars and Ph.D.s; and service: encouraging students to give something back to their country.

Augustana is ranked No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" according to the latest edition of “Best Colleges 2013” by U.S. News Media Group. The College also received high rankings in the report’s analysis of schools that offer students the best value. Among the regional colleges listed in the “Best Value Schools” study, Augustana is ranked No. 2 in the Midwest.

The Princeton Review continues to include Augustana in its "Best Midwestern College" rankings. And the College was listed among the nation’s best colleges and universities in Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.”