Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This is a private Norwegian-heritage liberal arts university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It was first established back in 1860, meaning that it has roots that go back to the distant past. Currently, this school serves more than 2000 students. Students will be able to earn Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 50different fields of study. The school also has an athletics department that participates in the NCAA.

The Augustana University nursing program is one of the most notable programs at the school. Students can earn bachelor’s of science degrees in nursing at this school. This school allows students to get hands-on learning experience with many different clinical opportunities. The success rates for those taking the NCLEX-RN licensure exam has always been consistently above the national and state averages as well. This baccalaureate nursing program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing.


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1931 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/30/1969 - 06/30/2001
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - 06/01/2011



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1070 to 1290
ACT23 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$475/credit
In State Students$475/credit
Out of State Students$475/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$410/credit
In State Students$410/credit
Out of State Students$410/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $21,375 $21,375 $21,375
ADN 70 $33,250 $33,250 $33,250
BSN 125 $59,375 $59,375 $59,375
FNP 50 $20,500 $20,500 $20,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Augustana University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 21% $4,099
Other Federal Grant 21% $1,872
State Grant & Scholarships 28% $1,457
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $20,157
Federal Student Loans 62% $6,719
Private Loans 12% $10,856


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$16,565
$30,001 to $48,000$14,344
$48,001 to $75,000$15,453
$75,001 to $110,000$18,575
Over $110,000$21,575

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

No relevant scholarships found


Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.

Augustana University
2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

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