Augustana College, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was founded in 1860, though its history dates to 1835 when Scandinavian immigrants established Hillsboro Academy in Hillsboro, Illinois. The school has seen migration to various states and cities with a variety of for the better part of its early history, eventually settling in Sioux Falls as the Lutheran Normal School in 1889. The schools close proximity to Augustana College located in Canton, resulted in the merger between the two schools in 1918, resulting in the Augustana College and Normal School, followed by the dropping of the “and Normal School” from the name in 1926. Augustana College is a private four year liberal arts institution based on Lutheran principles.
Augustana College offers over sixty majors and 34 minors, allowing students to select the program and education that best suits his or her academic and career goals. Most programs take four years to complete and result in a bachelor's degree. Minor degrees provide additional studies in a separate field of interest or a field that augments one's major through related study. Additionally, the school offers master degree programs in education and sports administration and leadership, requiring a separate application for admission with its own requirements.
Programs offered at Augustana College include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Augustana College must meet the minimum requirements for admission, including a minimum 2.7 GPA, an ACT score of 20 (SAT 950), writing competency demonstrated through the essay, and a letter of recommendation. Applicants must supply transcripts from previous schools. Once the application and necessary information is submitted it will be reviewed and a decision made. If admitted, students will receive information to prepare for their time at Augustana College.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and obtain a Federal PIN. Once submitted, the resulting student aid report (SAR) will be used to determine need, program eligibility, and monetary awards.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Augie accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Augustana College is around 1,800 students, with undergraduate students making up about 88% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $30,000-$36,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $450-$540 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$19,402|
|Receiving Student Loans||65%||$9,109|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Augustana College may offer student services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
The overall graduation rate of Augie is close to 66%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||48%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||17%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Augustana College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
- Basketball (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
- Track and Field (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
- Football (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Augustana College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN (80 miles away)
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- University of Minnesota - Morris in Morris, MN (151 miles away)
- Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD (158 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Augustana College for official up-to-date information.