The Monitor published “Diverse, record breaking classes at Augsburg,” covering a May 19 speech by President Paul Pribbenow to the Midway Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Summit. In addition to mentioning three leadership lessons that Pribbenow shared with his audience, the story described Augsburg’s growth, both in terms of diversity and overall numbers, and its community engagement.
Augsburg had 636 first-year students in fall 2019, its largest entering class. That first year class also reflected more diversity than the decade before; in 2019, 65% of new students identified as BIPOC as compared to 18% in 2008. The university had its second-largest entering class in 2020 and is on track to enroll one of its largest classes again this fall.