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 1,529 students (73% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Saint Augustine College is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Saint Augustine College is City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College (0.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Saint Augustine College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty84 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Saint Augustine College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Saint Augustine College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,529 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,118 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students411 students2,613 students
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
92%
16%
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% Black
1%
14%
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% White
-
60%
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% Non Resident races
2%
-
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.150.59
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,700$31,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $9,576 is less than the state average of $15,527. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$9,576$15,527
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (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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