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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.

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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