Saint Augustine College

  • 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 959 students (72% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Saint Augustine College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 132 teachers has grown by 144% over five years.
Saint Augustine College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty132 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Saint Augustine College has declined by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Saint Augustine College diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment959 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:114:1
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# Full-Time Students687 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students272 students2,008 students
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% Asian
6%
5%
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% Hispanic
69%
27%
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% Black
3%
13%
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% White
19%
48%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.480.68
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,700$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $9,576 is less than the state average of $15,031. The private state tuition has declined by 27% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$9,576$15,031
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,040$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$2,250$4,549
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) 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.

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