Augustana College

Augustana College

Augustana College is a private, liberal arts college located in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. It was established in the year 1860. The college campus spreads across an area of 115 acres. The college offers major and minor degrees in more than 30 areas of study. Other courses such as Coordinated Degree Programs and Pre-Professional studies are also offered. In addition, students are provided opportunities to study abroad. The college's student body has an impressive number of international students.

Augustana College hosts more than 20 sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW ). Their teamS are nicknamed the Vikings. The Vikings participate in sports such as basketball, tennis, and swimming, among others.

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Contacting Augustana

Augustana College
639 38th St
Rock Island , IL 61201-2296
General Phone: (309) 794-7000

Augustana Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts149Asian studies, minority and gender studies, German language, Scandinavian languages, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, speech and rhetoric, ...
Business and Management110business management, accounting
Science107biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics
Education and Teaching37elementary school teaching, art education, music teaching, science teaching, education courses
Medical Support and Technology34speech pathology
Therapy and Counseling32psychology
Mathematics19mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, religion
Music7music, music performance
Art Studies7art studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Family and Social Work0public administration
Engineering0various engineering courses
Fine Arts0art history and criticism

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree52140

Augustana Student Body

In 2007-2008, Augustana had a total enrollment of 2,537 students (2,516 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 64%
(Foreign Students) 36%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 26%
20-21 47%
22-24 25%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown1%

Augustana Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

Augustana Room and Board (2007)

Augustana offers campus housing for 1,792 of its 2,516 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Augustana Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Augustana Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,150
Room and board $ 7,650
Room charge $ 3,870
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,780
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Augustana participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 163300)

Augustana Faculty

Augustana has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2827
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2411

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year36$82,74520$79,188
Associate professoracademic year25$61,98717$60,957
Assistant professoracademic year30$52,44128$52,082
Instructoracademic year5$45,5166$49,207
No academic rankacademic year9$33,3304$46,654
All faculty totalacademic year105$63,13675$60,802

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

Augustana Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Basketball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Baseball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Track College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

Augustana Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

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

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Engineering, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Augustana Apart:

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% of degrees in science
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Augustana Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Augustana Number of students
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Augustana Number of degree programs
% of degrees in medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Augustana % of degrees in medicine
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Augustana Salaries of full-time faculty
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Augustana Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in liberal arts
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 19%Augustana % of degrees in liberal arts

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