Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Austin College (Sherman, TX)

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Austin College is ranked 70 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 159 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 54%
Applicants who took ACT 54%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+13%
600-69941%
600+54%

SAT Math Score

700+8%
600-69943%
600+51%

ACT Score

30-3614%
24-2954%
24+68%

Students applied3,357
Students admitted1,816
Admission rate54%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate71%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$37,130
Fees$0
Room and board$12,082
Estimated book expense$1,250
Total cost$50,462

Cost after need-based aid$23,461
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,668

Average debt at graduation$33,514

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met94%
Average need-based aid$27,001
Average non-need-based aid$19,794

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,255

Full-Time

Men590
Women652

Part-Time

Men6
Women7

Freshmen retained83%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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