Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)

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Augustana College is ranked 69 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 151 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 5%
Applicants who took ACT 91%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69925%
600+31%

SAT Math Score

700+15%
600-69929%
600+44%

ACT Score

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

Students applied6,587
Students admitted3,400
Admission rate52%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate71%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$39,690
Fees$1,218
Room and board$10,314
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$52,222

Cost after need-based aid$28,778
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,818

Average debt at graduation$33,547

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$23,444
Average non-need-based aid$19,404

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,537

Full-Time

Men1,080
Women1,443

Part-Time

Men7
Women7

Freshmen retained89%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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