Value Proposition

Cost comparison

Demonstrated Success.

Augustana is priced, on average, $12,386 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.

2015 Augustana graduates with federal loans carry average indebtedness of $25,700.

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

National Recognition

Augustana is a place where imaginations are fired and intellects are engaged, which contributes to why we consistently receive national recognition for academic excellence in rankings:

AugustanaNovember 2014

Augustana ranks high in both academics and athletics in the 12th annual NCSA Athletic Recruiting Collegiate Power Rankings. Augustana is the nineteenth ranked NCAA Division II school amongst more than 1,200 active NCAA member schools. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting power rankings assess the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country.

US NewsSeptember 2015

 U.S. News has again ranked Augustana among the best colleges in the Midwest.

Augustana is ranked No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" according to the latest edition of “Best Colleges 2015” 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.


Washington MonthlyAugust 2015 —

Augustana is ranked the No. 13 baccalaureate college in the nation, according to a recent report from Washington Monthly. The publication’s "2015 College Ranking" rates 344 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.


Princeton ReviewAugust 2015

Augustana is ranked among the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. The College is one of 159 premier institutions included in The Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

ForbesAugust 2015

Augustana is again ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities according to Forbes’ published annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.” Forbes ranked the top U.S. undergraduate colleges and universities based on student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rates and nationally competitive awards.