Augustana College

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School Overview

Augustana College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Rock Island, Illinois. The college is privately owned and operated and has a total annual enrollment of approximately 2,500 students. The college’s campus is located on a 115 acre expanse in the wooded hills along the Mississippi River. Just over 9 out of every 10 full-time faculty have obtained a doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field of expertice.

Augustana College was founded in 1860 as the Augustana College and Theological Seminary. It was first established in Chicago. Three years later it relocated to the city of Paxton, Illinois and then in to the city of Rock Island in 1875 were it currently resides. During its first years, Augustana served Swedish American immigrants and helped to establish and promote a sense of Swedish American identity.


Given the impressive number of its graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. Augustana has been ranked one of the top 40 liberal arts colleges in the sciences in the United States. Most entering freshmen at Augustana are in the top 10% of their graduating high school classes and have an ACT score between 24 and 29. While not at well known as other colleges, Augustana is a prestigious college that is very selective.

Augustana offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 60 fields of study and offers 9 preprofessional and 8 multi-/intedisciplinary programs. For a comprehensive list of academic programs offered at Augustana please review the “college majors” section at the bottom of this page. Augustana offers pre-professional programs in Law, Nursing, Medicine, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. Interdisciplinary programs are offered in Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, Environmental Management & Forestry, Neuroscience and Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

General Information

Admission Office

639 38th Street

Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

(309) 794-7341

(800) 798-8100

Fax: (309) 794-7422

Contact: W. Kent Barnds

Vice President of Enrollment
Main Address

639 38th Street

Rock Island, IL 61201

(309) 794-7000

Total undergrads: 2,546

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 641

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,530


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 87%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B


Engineering Physics B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Latin B
Scandinavian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Augustana College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (309) 794-7000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,546
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 75%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,546 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $43,610
Out-of-state Tuition: $43,610
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $29,396

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Augustana College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Augustana College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 17
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 7
Visual and Performing Arts 10
Grand total 71

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Augustana College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $43,610
Out-of-state $43,610
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 630 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 630 100% $29,396
Student loan aid 399 63% $7,898

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,531 100% $28,411
Federal student loans 1,699 67% $6,610

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Augustana College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Augustana College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,757 2,732 4,025
Percent admitted 100% 54% 58%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 11% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Augustana College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,546
Undergraduate enrollment 2,546
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Augustana College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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