Augsburg College was founded in 1869 in Marshall, Wis. The College moved to Minneapolis in 1872
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Although a plurality of students are Lutheran, 16 percent represent the Roman Catholic Church, and 25 percent represent other denominations and religions.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Approved by the American Chemical Society, Council on Social Work Education, National Association for Music Therapy, Inc., National Association of Schools of Music, and the National League for Nursing.
Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, Lutheran Education Council in North America, Minnesota Private College Council, CIC, AACU, AAHE. Registered with the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office.
Enrollment (Fall 2012)
Day programs: 1,980
Evening/Weekend programs: 897
Graduate programs: 842
- Master of Arts, Education: 277
- Master of Arts, Leadership: 91
- Master of Arts, Nursing: 79
- Master of Business Administration: 185
- M.S. Physician Assistant: 85
- Master of Social Work: 98
- Master of Nursing Practice: 28
First-year and Transfer Students (2012):
Students of color: 31%
Total Augsburg Students (2012):
Students of color: 23%
Undergraduate Day – 21
Adult Undergraduate – 35
Graduate – 35
Undergraduate Day – male 49%, female 51%;
Adult Undergraduate – male 33%, female 67%;
Graduate – male 28%, female 72%
Resident day students, 52% (80% of entering freshmen)
Geographic origin of students:
39 U.S. states and 29 countries;
60 international students
26,000 alumni since 1869.
Most Declared Majors (Undergraduate Day Program)
- Elementary Education
- Social Work
- Computer Science
13 to 1. Undergraduate class size averages 13-17.
18 major buildings. Major renovations in 1979-80 with special emphasis on accessibility.
Augsburg is now one of the most accessible campuses in the region. A skyway/tunnel/elevator system provides access to 12 major buildings without going outside.
BA, BS, BM, MA, MBA, MS, MSW, DNP
Cost of education 2010-11
Over 90 percent of undergraduate day students receive some form of financial aid from the College and many other sources.
More than 190,000 items, direct access to more than 2.5 million through CLIC, the Twin Cities private college library consortium. The James G. Lindell Family Library opened in September 1997.
Undergraduate and graduate programs: two semesters from September to May, one summer semester from May to August.
The Office of International Programs offers study abroad programs throughout the world, including Augsburg’s own Center for Global Education and International Partners programs. Augsburg is also a member of the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA).
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(MIAC), and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III.
Augsburg College, as affirmed in its mission, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or disability in its education policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and/or school administered programs, except in those instances where there is a bona fide occupational qualification, or to comply with state or federal law. Augsburg College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to its employees and its students.
Majors and Programs
Augsburg College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees for traditional and non-traditional students. For a complete list, visit the Majors and Programs page.