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

Religious Affiliation

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Although 15.5 percent of students are Lutheran, 10.2 percent represent the Catholic Church, 25.4 percent represent other Christian denominations, and 10.8 percent 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 2018)

3,411 students

Day programs: 2,005

Adult Undergraduate program: 304

Rochester program: 82

Graduate programs: 1,020

  • Master of Arts, Education: 289
  • Master of Arts, Leadership: 61
  • Master of Arts, Nursing: 40
  • Master of Business Administration: 170
  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing: 33
  • Master of Music Therapy: 46
  • MS Physician Assistant: 91
  • Master of Social Work: 188
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: 102

Undergraduate Day (Fall 2018)

Students of color: 47%

International: 3.8%

Total Augsburg Students (Fall 2018)

Students of color: 39%

International: 2.6%

Average age

Undergraduate Day – 21

Adult Undergraduate – 34

Graduate – 34


Resident day students, 43%  (76% entering first-year)

Geographic origin of students

38 U.S. states and 44 countries

80 international students


Nearly 29,000 alumni since 1869.

Most Declared Majors (Undergraduate Day Program)

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

Student/Faculty Ratio

13 to 1.

An average class size of 16.2.


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.

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Financial Aid

Over 97 percent of undergraduate day students receive some form of financial aid from the University 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.

School Year

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

Off-Campus Programs

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).

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.