Saint Augustine College
Tel: (773) 878-8756
- St. Augustine College is an independent, bilingual (dual language) institution of higher education created under the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese to make the American system of higher education accessible to a diverse student population, with emphasis on those of Hispanic descent; to strengthen ethnic identity; to reinforce cultural interaction; and to build a bridge to fill cultural, educational, and socio-economic gaps.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Saint Augustine College||(IL) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||Four or more years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||84 staff||124 staff|
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- On October 7, 1980, the Illinois State Board of Higher Education granted operating authority to the first bilingual institution of higher education in Illinois: St. Augustine College. This educational setting is unique in Illinois, as well as the entire country. It came into existence as a result of years of work, observation and research, and is based on more than ten years of community work performed by the Spanish Episcopal Services, an educational agency that was created under the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago by Father Carlos A. Plazas, Ph.D. in 1970. The bilingual programs of St. Augustine College are recognized today as a dynamic and vibrant part of the Hispanic life of our city. Our graduates compete effectively in all sectors of our local and regional economy, in a growing number of professional programs. Their bilingual skills are recognized as valuable assets to businesses and institutions in the private and public sectors alike. The student body of St. Augustine College grows increasingly diversified, as we attract large contingents of students, representative of other ethnic and racial groups in our city. Located at the Main Campus, the Chapel of the Divine Wisdom, consecrated in 1997 by the then Episcopal Bishop of Chicago, the Rt. Rev. Frank Griswald, is the spiritual center of St. Augustine College. This quiet place of worship and reflection is a gathering place that has welcomed weddings, baptisms, Eucharistic celebrations, and funeral masses. The Chapel serves as an important reminder that this College's history and foundation is closely linked to the spiritual values of the Judeao-Christian tradition. St. Augustine College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The nearest community college to Saint Augustine College is City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College (0.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 7,673 students | 0.50 Mi1145 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago,  IL  60640
(773) 907-4000 0.507,673
- 425 students | 5.00 Mi4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago,  IL  60630
(773) 777-4220 5.00425
- 1,516 students | 5.10 Mi900 N. North Branch St.
Chicago,  IL  60642
(312) 752-2000 5.101,516
- 1,086 students | 5.30 Mi361 W Chestnut
Chicago,  IL  60610
(312) 944-0882 5.301,086
- 555 students | 5.90 Mi1 North State Street
Chicago,  IL  60602
(773) 577-8100 5.90555
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