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Measurable outcomes.  In this region, Augustana’s reputation is second to none. Prospective employers, civic and business leaders hold high regard for Augustana and its graduates.

A nationally-recognized higher education research firm* recently surveyed Sioux Falls area human resource professionals and influential civic and business leaders in the community to determine the attributes most associated with Augustana and its graduates and how the College compares to area colleges and universities. The percentage of those responding to the various attributes of the College and its graduates are as follows:

  • Quality faculty (89%)
  • Personal attention (89%)
  • Rigorous academics (86%)
  • Reputation for excellence (87%)
  • Graduates are well-rounded (88%)
  • Graduates leaders (86%)
  • Graduates effective communicators (90%)


*The Lawlor Group, Minneapolis, MN