Augustana’s Enrollment Shows Increase

SIOUX FALLS – Bolstered by an incoming class with the highest average ACT in its history, Augustana’s Registrar’s Office today reported an increase in enrollment over 2007.

Total headcount for fall 2008 is 1,754, compared to 1,745 for fall 2007. Full-time undergraduate enrollment is 1,637 compared to 1,614 a year ago.
The quality of the first-year class of 427 is the best on record based on an average ACT composite of 25.

Said Nancy Davidson, Vice President for Enrollment, “We certainly couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of the class of 2012. In addition to being outstanding young scholars, these students bring a variety of unique talents to our campus community.”

U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 edition of America’s Best Colleges gives Augustana high rankings in two categories.

The magazine lists Augustana No. 3 in its Midwest Best Baccalaureate Colleges category, and No. 2 in best values for Midwest Baccalaureate Colleges.

Schools in the Baccalaureate College category focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs—in the liberal arts, which account for fewer than half of their bachelor’s degrees, and in professional fields such as business, nursing, and education. The 319 colleges in this category are ranked within four geographic regions: North, South, Midwest, and West.

Inspired by Lutheran scholarly tradition and the liberal arts, Augustana provides an education of enduring worth that challenges the intellect, fosters integrity and integrates faith with learning and service in a diverse world.

Bruce Conley
Director of News Information
Phone: 605.274.5526
Fax: 605.274.4903