Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, private, residential, comprehensive (liberal arts and professional) college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Central to our mission are five core values - Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service - that serve as the foundation for the College's academic and student life programs.
Augustana currently enrolls students from 24 countries.
Augustana College offers you an exceptional educational value because it's an affordable investment with considerable lifetime returns.
As a private college affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Augustana excels at providing personalized attention and support while engaging students in meaningful inquiry that not only helps them develop the broad knowledge and skills that are crucial to success in today's global society, but also fosters integrity, faith development, and contributions to the public good.
Plus, based on our high four-year graduation rates and the average scholarship/grant assistance we award, it may actually cost less than you think to attend Augustana.
Augustana offers more than 50 majors and pre-professional specializations within a 4-1-4 academic calendar. Extensive internship, study-abroad, undergraduate research and Civitas, the College's Honors Program, supplement the curriculum. Our academic programs promote sensitivity to and appreciation of values essential for students to become effective citizens in local, national and international communities.
Questions of faith and values blend comfortably into all aspects of life at Augustana. Because the Lutheran tradition values every student's gift for learning, academic integrity is never compromised by slanting education to agree with a particular religious bias. All faith traditions are welcome here. By encouraging students to make career decisions that are consistent with their own faith and values, Augustana educates students for a wide range of careers and professional callings.
Augustana is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) - and also the South Dakota Division of Education.
The College holds professional accreditation in the following organizations:
Augustana is a place where imaginations are fired and intellects are engaged, which contributes to why we consistently receive national recognition for academic excellence:
Augustana College is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a city of more than 158,500 in a metropolitan area of over 225,000. Augustana's beautifully maintained, tree-lined campus is situated on 100 acres in a residential area.
Living opportunities include six residence halls, 16 theme houses and three apartment complexes.