“These rankings reflect the distinctive education of enduring worth available at Augustana. Whether it is studying away, internships or rigorous research, students develop transferable skills and a vocational sense of purpose that prepares them to be global leaders." — Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success & Engagement Billie Streufert
By the Numbers
U.S. News & World Report
Best University in the Midwest
Best Undergraduate Teaching in the Midwest
Best Value in the Midwest
The Princeton Review
- The Princeton Review ranked Augustana as one of its 2023 Best Regional Colleges (in the Midwest) considered academically outstanding and well worth consideration in a college search.
- The Princeton Review featured AU in its "2023 Guide to Green Colleges" for being an environmentally friendly university.
- WalletHub ranked Augustana as one of its 2023 Best Universities — the top university in South Dakota and No. 157 out of more than 800 universities nationwide across 30 key measures, ranging from student-faculty ratio and graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.
- Niche ranked Augustana among the 2023 Best Colleges in South Dakota, Best Christian Colleges in America and Best Colleges for Nursing in America.
Overall Niche Grade
Overall Ranking in South Dakota
Overall Ranking in NSIC Conference
Student Life Ranking in NSIC Conference
Augustana University Outcomes Report
- Augustana graduates who completed their bachelor’s degrees between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, were surveyed within six months of graduation. The report by the AU Student Success Center offers a snapshot of post-graduation activities and destinations for members of the Class of 2021.
of 2021 Grads Employed in their Major and/or Chosen Field
of 2021 Grads Enrolled in Grad School or Professional Programs
of 2021 Grads Participated in Experiential Learning
Employers that Hired 2021 Grads: Sanford Health, Avera Health, Sioux Falls School District, Mayo Clinic, Harrisburg School District
Unique Organizations Hired 2021 Grads in 20 States & Across the Globe
Full-Time Median Salary Reported by 2021 Grads