Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Austin College (Sherman, TX)

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Austin College is ranked 75 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 164 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 53%
Applicants who took ACT 53%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+13%
600-69942%
600+55%

SAT Math Score

700+14%
600-69941%
600+55%

ACT Score

30-3620%
24-2954%
24+74%

Students applied3,352
Students admitted1,791
Admission rate53%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate64%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$38,615
Fees$210
Room and board$12,334
Estimated book expense$1,250
Total cost$52,409

Cost after need-based aid$23,318
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,054

Average debt at graduation$35,479

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met94%
Average need-based aid$29,091
Average non-need-based aid$22,355

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,278

Full-Time

Men616
Women657

Part-Time

Men2
Women3

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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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