Beyond the Rankings

While guidebooks like U.S. News & World Report can present you with a few statistics about Augustana, they’re incapable of providing a holistic evaluation of the entire student experience — and the resulting outcomes. Here, then, are facts, figures, and statistics that will give you a broader perspective about the value and impact of an Augustana education.

Enrollment 

Augustana serves more than 2,100 students. Most are part of our residential community and call our 100-acre campus home. Our graduate and continuing education programs serve students online and during times that are convenient for adult learners.

Geographic Origin of Undergraduate Students

  • South Dakota: 839
  • Minnesota: 459
  • Iowa: 98
  • Nebraska: 89
  • North Dakota: 12
  • Colorado: 27
  • Wisconsin: 21
  • California:  12
  • 21 Other States: 147
  • 148 international students from 36 countries

Religious Affiliation

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA): 29%
  • Other Lutheran: 11%
  • Catholic: 23%
  • Methodist: 5%
  • Reformed: 3%
  • Other: 29%

Academic Profile

  • Average high school GPA: 3.75
  • Average ACT score: 25.5

Class Sizes

  • Average students per class: 21
  • Classes with 2-9 students: 11%
  • Classes with 10-19 students: 37%
  • Classes with 20-29 students: 36%
  • Classes with 30-39 students: 12%
  • Classes with 40-49 students: 2%
  • Classes with 50-99 students: 2%

Most Popular Majors

  • Nursing
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Psychology
  • Exercise Science 
  • Government & International Affairs (Political Science)
  • English
  • Accounting
  • Spanish
  • Biochemistry

Study Abroad

  • Students who participated in international educational experiences: 299
  • Students who travel abroad before graduation: 53%
  • Number of pre-approved study abroad programs: 559

Athletic Participation

  • NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletes: 394
  • Academic All-Americans: 49
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholars: 30

Musical Performance

  • Music ensembles: 20
  • Students participating: 304

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • Returning sophomores: 85%
  • Degree within four years: 76% for those who begin and complete their degree at Augustana

Graduate Outcomes

  • Employment rate for job-seekers: 99% View study.
  • Graduate/professional school enrollees: 22% immediately following graduation