Augsburg College

Augsburg College

Augsburg College is a private college of liberal arts situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. It was established as Augsburg Seminary in 1869 in Marshall and moved to Minneapolis in 1872. After a few name and status changes, it was renamed Augsburg College in 1963. The college offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in diverse areas of study.

Augsburg College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). The athletes participate in various sports including baseball, basketball, hockey, and swimming. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Auggies. The college's student-run newspaper is known as "the Echo," and "KAUG" is the student radio station.

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Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis , MN 55454
General Phone: (612) 330-1000

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Augsburg Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management336business management, accounting, accounting and related services, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching103education, educational administration, education of emotionally disturbed, education of learning disabled, elementary school teaching, teacher education, health teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine89registered nursing, community nurse
Liberal Arts85Native American studies, women's studies, German language, Norwegian language, Spanish language, English, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, medieval and renaissance studies, ...
Family and Social Work58social work, social work courses
Therapy and Counseling38psychology, music therapy
Media29communication studies, mass communication
Science28biology, chemistry, physics
Religion and Philosophy28philosophy, religion, youth ministry
Medical Support and Technology26physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering13computer science
Music12music, music performance, music management
Photography and Commercial Art6film studies
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Number of programs and degrees for Augsburg in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree58955
Master's degree2896

Augsburg Student Body

In 2007-2008, Augsburg had a total enrollment of 3,793 students (3,247 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 15%
20-21 18%
22-24 17%
25-29 18%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Dakota1%

Augsburg Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 17 %

Augsburg Room and Board (2007)

Augsburg offers campus housing for 1,175 of its 3,247 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Minneapolis, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Augsburg Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460620
SAT Math490640
SAT Writing460600
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT9%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Augsburg Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,103
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,103
Room and board $ 7,161
Room charge $ 3,658
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,503
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,670

Financial Aid:
Augsburg participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 233400)

Augsburg Faculty

Augsburg has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1618
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2930

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year18$73,56513$72,108
Associate professoracademic year34$58,37934$60,329
Assistant professoracademic year41$53,43642$52,132
Instructoracademic year1*5$44,973
All faculty totalacademic year94$58,98194$57,479

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Augsburg Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Augsburg Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work
Social Work, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Norwegian Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Augsburg Apart:

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Top 19%Augsburg Dorm rooms per full-time student
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