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The Wall Street Journal Highlights Augsburg’s Admissions Approach

The Wall Street Journal wordmark in black text.The Wall Street Journal highlighted Augsburg’s efforts to streamline and simplify the admissions process in a recent article about the growth of direct admissions. 

“Augsburg University in Minnesota is participating in direct-admission pilots with the Common Application and with the state of Minnesota, and cut its own application to be completed in an average of seven minutes,” noted reporter Melissa Korn. 

The piece quotes a Richfield high school senior who received several college offers through Direct Admissions Minnesota, the state’s pilot program. Augsburg has already connected with 184 students through the state pilot, nearly half of whom weren’t previously on the school’s radar. As of early November, the shift to direct admissions has accompanied a 44% increase in applications over last year.  

Read the full article in: More Colleges Offering Admission to Students Who Never Applied

Augsburg grads part of promising employment statistics

wall-street-journal-logo-vectorAugsburg College was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article on new data that shows a rise in employment rates for recent college graduates.

With more than 67,000 participants in the nationwide First Destination Survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, results show that more than half of 2014 graduates found employment within six months of graduation.

To read the article, visit the Wall Street Journal site.