• 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.

School Highlights

Saint Augustine College serves 901 students (76% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 901 students
  • Private-state tuition: $9,576
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Saint Augustine College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 132 teachers has grown by 57% over five years.
Saint Augustine College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
132 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Saint Augustine College has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Saint Augustine College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
901 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
683 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
218 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
735 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
683 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
218 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
85%
24%
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% Black
3%
12%
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% White
1%
53%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.27
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
2.73%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.87%
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,700
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $9,576 is less than the state average of $13,695. The private state tuition has declined by 27% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$9,576
$13,695
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,083
$8,029
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$2,250
$4,549
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Saint Augustine College cost?

Saint Augustine College's private state tuition is approximately $9,576.

What is Saint Augustine College's ranking?

Saint Augustine College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Average community college minority breakdown and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 901 students
  • Private-state tuition: $9,576
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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