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Augustana operates under a charter granted by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, and is certified as a degree-granting institution by the state.

Augustana College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St. Suite 7-500, Chicago, Ill., 60604; 800-621-7440. The status of the accreditation can be found at this site.

Augustana is a member of the Annapolis Group. Representing more than 130 leading national liberal arts colleges across the United States, the Annapolis Group hosts Liberal Arts Success as a way to promote the value of a liberal arts education.


  • The Augustana College Department of Chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Augustana College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. (Music department handbook)
  • The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Augustana College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
  • The Engineering major (Bachelor of Science in Engineering) is being designed to meet the standards of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the main accrediting body of engineering programs in the United States. An engineering program cannot apply for ABET accreditation until after it has graduated its first class. We intend to apply for ABET accreditation in fall 2025, after our first cohort graduates in May 2025. ABET accreditation will be applied retroactively to the previous years’ classes.

A copy of accreditation, approval, or licensing documents may be requested from the Office of Academic Affairs in Founders Hall, 309-794-7328.

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