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Explore Austin College 

in numbers

1,138

Students call Austin College in Sherman, TX home

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Average Class Size with a 11:1 student to faculty ratio

Explore your Studies

70+

Student Organizations including 17 Greek Life groups and 14 Varsity Sports

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Student Community

We are adventurous, up for the challenge, open-minded, supportive, and curious. This is reflected in our diverse student body, where you will find your place.

 

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states, 14 countries, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

 

49.7%

of the student body represent ethnic minorities 

 

27.8%

of our students are first-generation college students 

 

29.3%

are Pell-eligible

 

32%

of the student body participates in NCAA Division III athletics in 14 varsity teams

 

$1 Million

valuation of the student managed investment fund, where students gain real-world experience in the stock market. At some schools, students make virtual investments. At Austin College, it’s the real deal.

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Academic Exploration

You don’t have to know your major today as your curiosity can take you anywhere and our faculty mentors are ready to walk the journey with you.

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areas of study, including a design-your-own major supported by research, internships, study abroad, and other experiential learning opportunities.

 


 

100%

of students complete an applied learning experience which is an internship, research project, leadership or international experience, or an integrated learning project.

 


 

12,339

students from 37 schools have been led through hands-on lessons about prairie restoration since 2002 at the Sneed Environmental Research Area, 1,100 Austin College students, faculty, and staff have contributed to the restoration effort. In 2020, the Sneed Prairie Restoration project won a prestigious Texas Environmental Excellence Award in the Education category from TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).

 


 

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Exoplanet discovered by Austin College students at the Adams Observatory.
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100%

of students participate in our four-week JanTerm, which offers in-depth study and intensive research courses, career exploration, and internships-on campus and around the world.

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Accolades and Impact

At Austin College you four year experience engages you so that you can transform the world. Your impact is not confined to the wall of a classroom. 

David Whelan at ACSC Poster Presentations

 

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individual projects were presented, including 181 student scholars and artists during our annual Student Scholarship Conference.

 

149

student-athletes earned all-conference academic honors last year.

Pottsboro Library SEPA

 

$4.6 Million

of new funding since 2012 from students' grant writing success in the SEPA program (Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation) for area nonprofits. 

Future Success

What begins, North of Dallas, on a 100-acre environmentally green campus, will springboard you into your first job but set up for your professional journey.

98%

of May 2023 graduates completed degrees in four years or less

 


 

94%

of graduates are employed or in graduate or professional school within one year

 


 

90%

acceptance into Health Science medical or graduate school

 


 

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