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Details for Saint Augustine's University

Basics
Description:

St. Augustine's College is an HBCU located in Raleigh, North Carolina The college was founded in 1867 by prominent Episcopal clergy for the education of freed slaves and has since adopted a liberal arts curriculum.

Read more about St. Augustine's College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Note: Federally reported graduation rates for Saint Augustine's have fluctuated significantly over the past three years. We use data from the IPEDS Data Center for 2009, which reports a 6-year graduation rate of 48 percent. For 2008, a slightly different federal source reported a graduation rate of 13 percent. And in 2010, that source reported a graduation rate of 23 percent.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: No Information
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1035-1275
ACT Score: 14-17
6-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1506
HBCU: Yes
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Location: Urban
Website: http://www.st-aug.edu/
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: C
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Not Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $17,160.00
Out of State Tuition: $17,160.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: N/A
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $12,652.00
Good Economic Value?: Good
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 31.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 14.00%
Politicization
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles are primarily about Saint Augustine's College:

St. Augustine's fires admissions director: Nearly entire admissions department resigns (March 12, 1999)

These articles mention Saint Augustine's College:

A Refreshing Commencement Season: This year's addresses in North Carolina colleges and universities featured big names but few politicians. (May 19, 2013)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

Apart No More? Part II: The transition by some of the nation's historically black colleges into the mainstream raises questions about their future roles and identities.  (December 14, 2009)

Another Side to Africa's Story: One campus speaker argues that Africa’s salvation will not come from foreign aid, but from grass-roots entrepreneurship. (November 29, 2009)

Democrats at the Podium: In today’s college environment, commencement speakers’ politics should come as no surprise. (May 4, 2009)

Looking Back on 2008: The Pope Center took five major steps to improve higher education. (December 31, 2008)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)