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Details for Saint Augustine's University


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
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Location: Urban
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%
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)