Saint Augustine College

1333-45 W. Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60640-3593
Tel: (773)878-8756
1,529 students
Private, non-profit
  • 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 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Saint Augustine College is one of 30 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College (0.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has grown by 55% 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, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 84 staff 121 staff
Saint Augustine College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,529 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,529 students 3,207 students
Saint Augustine College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 36:1
Saint Augustine College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,118 students 1,118 students
Saint Augustine College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 411 students 2,604 students
Saint Augustine College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Saint Augustine College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Saint Augustine College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Saint Augustine College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Saint Augustine College Black (2007-2015)
% Non Resident races
Saint Augustine College Non Resident (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Saint Augustine College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.15 0.58
Saint Augustine College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $8,760 is less than the state average of $15,180. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $8,760 $15,180
Saint Augustine College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89% 82%
Saint Augustine College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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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Chicago community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Chicago is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.