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Austin College

900 N Grand Ave, Sherman, TX

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About
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.

Academics
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

Student Enrollment

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$25,121
Receiving Student Loans81%$8,117
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Austin College may offer services to students like:

  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation Rates

Austin College has a very high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years67%
Graduating in 5 Years5%

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    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.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    54.10%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    99%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    13:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $23,561