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Augsburg University was founded in 1869 in Marshall, Wisconsin. The university moved to Minneapolis in 1872.

Religious Affiliation

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Although 11.5% of students are Lutheran, 10.3% represent the Catholic Church, 23.6% represent other Christian denominations, 12.0% are Muslim, and 7.1% represent other religions.


The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 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 2020)

3,318 students

Day programs: 2,199

Adult Undergraduate program: 245

Rochester program: 68

Graduate programs: 806

  • Master of Arts in Education/Master of Arts in Teaching: 207
  • Master of Arts in Leadership: 53
  • Master of Arts in Nursing: 33
  • Master of Business Administration: 116
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: 24
  • Master of Music Therapy: 41
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies: 63
  • Master of Social Work: 145
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: 84
  • Doctor of Psychology (new): 40

Undergraduate Day (Fall 2020)

Students of color: 56.1%

International: 1.9%

First-generation college students: 43.6%

Total Augsburg Students (Fall 2020)

Students of color: 48.1%

International: 2.0%

Average age

Undergraduate Day: 20

Adult Undergraduate: 33

Graduate: 32


Resident day students: 33.9% (54.0% entering first-year)

Geographic origin of undergraduate students

39 U.S. states and 53 countries

67 international students


Nearly 29,000 alumni since 1869.

Most Declared Majors (Undergraduate Day Program)

  1. Biology
  2. Computer Science
  3. Psychology
  4. Marketing
  5. Social Work
  6. Management
  7. Exercise Science
  8. Elementary Education
  9. Communication Studies
  10. Finance

Student to Faculty Ratio

12 to 1

Average class size: 16


Augsburg is now one of the most accessible campuses in the region. A skyway/tunnel/elevator system provides access to most major buildings without going outside.

Degrees Granted


Financial Aid

More than 97% of undergraduate day students receive some form of financial aid from the university and many other sources.


Lindell Library has nearly 500,000 books and e-books, 150,000 streaming videos and audio files, and more than 200 databases. The library belongs to Minitex, a consortium of libraries across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and students may borrow materials from member libraries free of charge. Students have access to another 500 million titles worldwide through the OCLC WorldCat database. The James G. Lindell Library opened in September 1997.

School Year

Undergraduate and graduate programs: two semesters from August to April, two summer sessions from May to August.

Study Abroad and Study Away

Augsburg’s Center for Global Education and Experience offers more than 200 study abroad and study away (in the United States) programs, including its own nationally recognized programs in Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Palestine/Israel, and South Africa.

Athletic Affiliation

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III.


Augsburg University, 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 University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to its employees and its students.

Majors and Programs

Augsburg University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees for traditional and non-traditional students. For a complete list, visit the Majors and Programs page.