Augustana Ranked Among Top Colleges by Washington Monthly
Augustana is ranked the No. 13 baccalaureate college in the nation, according to a recent report from Washington Monthly. The publication’s "2015 College Ranking" rates 344 baccalaureate institutions according to their contribution to the public good in three areas — social mobility: recruiting and graduating low-income students; research: producing cutting-edge scholars and Ph.D.s; and service: encouraging students to give something back to their country.
The report’s introduction, “A Different Kind of College Ranking,” explains baccalaureate institutions in this way: "There are also hundreds of baccalaureate and master’s-granting institutions that don’t compete for students nationally and instead serve as the workhorse institutions of American higher education, providing affordable degrees with strong ties to regional economies."
Augustana is committed to helping students from all economic backgrounds fulfill the dream of higher education. We are proud to say we give 100% of our students financial aid.
At Augustana, undergraduate research is on the rise. This summer alone, 70 Augustana students conducted scientific and biomedical research and/or completed internships or volunteer positions at facilities throughout the U.S. as part of the College's Summer Research Program, an initiative that places undergraduates in the field at laboratories, hospitals and study tanks throughout the U.S.
Service to the community continues to be a focus for the Augustana community. This past academic year, the College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.