Augustana University Outcomes

Outcomes Report at AU

When Augustana University graduates prepare to launch their careers and serve their communities, they lead with confidence, compassion and commitment to excellence. Their combination of critical thinking, communication and cultural competencies position them for success.

The Outcomes Report, published by the Augustana Student Success Center, celebrates graduates who secured employment, enrolled in continuing education and engaged in meaningful service.

2023 Undergrad Commencement

Positive Career Outcomes

The 2023 Outcomes Report by Augustana shows that 98% of 2023 graduates — who completed degrees in August, December and May of Academic Year 2022-23 — achieved a positive career outcome. Many of these graduates chose to continue their education with 30% enrolled in graduate school or professional programs.

2023 Graduate Outcomes

100+ Employers

Members of the Class of 2023 were hired by 113 unique organizations. The top employers included:

  • Sanford Health
  • Avera Health
  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Sioux Falls School District
2023 Undergraduates


Upon graduation, Class of 2023 alumni reported working in 19 states, as well as in Guatemala. South Dakota retained 58% of Augustana's full-time graduates, including 56% working in the Sioux Falls area.

The mean salary for undergraduate students who were working full time in the Class of 2023 was $54,823, with a median salary of $55,310.

2023 Alumni in SD & Sioux Falls

Student Experience

of Graduates Satisfied Overall With Education From AU
of Graduates Agreed Faculty Cared About Them
of Graduates Reported Professors Made Them Excited About Learning
of Graduates Participated in Experiential Learning