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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).

• The Augustana College Department of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The college has been accredited by NCATE since that organization's inception in 1954. Only 37 percent of Illinois colleges and universities are NCATE-accredited (22 out of 60 state institutions.)

• The Augustana College Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. (Music handbook)

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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