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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 a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

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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