Austin College, located in Sherman, Texas, was founded in 1841 and originally located in Huntsville, Texas. Over the years the school has gone through multiple iterations, locations changes, including becoming coeducation in 1829 through a merger with Texas Presbyterian College, a formerly all female institution. The school maintains a relationship with the Presbyterian Church and named after Stephen F. Austin, a historic figure in the State of Texas.
Austin College is a liberal arts college that provides a comprehensive four year education in a variety of majors. Students will take courses in the areas of general education, lower and upper division major courses, and a number of electives that allow for an expansion of a student's interests. Additionally student may pursue minor degrees that require additional courses and provide an additional specialization in a secondary area of study. Graduates will earn a bachelor's degree in their chosen area of study.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students who wish to enroll at Austin College must submit an application, along with transcripts and test scores, which will then be reviewed by the school. An evaluation of the provided materials will take place, followed by a decision by the college regarding enrollment.
Once a final decision is reached, the student will be notified, and if admitted will be given material to prepare them for their college experience. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need. Information provided by a student on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be used to determine need and awards.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Austin College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Austin College is around 1,300 students, where graduate students make up roughly 28% of the student body.
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
- Tuition is estimated to be around $40,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- For part-time students, charges are between $1,300-$1,500 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||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$25,121|
|Receiving Student Loans||81%||$8,117|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Austin College may offer services to students like:
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
Austin College has a very high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||67%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
Austin College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference)
- Football (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
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 Austin 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
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Austin College.
- Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK (28 miles away)
- East Central University in Ada, OK (78 miles away)
- Cameron University in Lawton, OK (121 miles away)
- University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, OK (123 miles away)
- Texas A&M University - Texarkana in Texarkana, TX (146 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- See all colleges in Texas
- Get a list of all private colleges in Texas
- Review all the liberal arts colleges located in Texas
- Browse our detailed list of Bible & Christian Colleges in Texas
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 Austin College for official up-to-date information.