Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 71%
- 20 to 49 students: 28%
- 50 or more students: 1%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
- Business/Commerce, General: 7%
- History, General: 4%
- Political Science and Government, General: 4%
- Psychology: 7%
- English (including composition)
- Foreign languages
- Sciences (biological or physical)
- Social science
Special Study Options
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
- Double major
- Exchange student program (domestic)
- Honors program
- Independent study
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Student-designed major
Austin College prefers to keep the professor-student relationship in a physical classroom, rather than a virtual one. So, there are no online courses offered. It's even rare for online courses to transfer in as counted credits.
Best Places to Study
- "The Couches" area in the WCC
- Boiler Room (coffee shop)
- By the windows in the library
- A group study room in the library
- Kangaroo Coffee Company/Hopper's Store
- Leadership Institute office
- North Lawn in front of the WCC
Tips to Succeed
- Balance your life between social life and studying. Too much of either one isn't the key to success.
- Even if you're from the Dallas area, don't go home on the weekends. You'll miss out on all the fun.
- Get involved as soon as possible. There are tons of student organizations, and most students take part in multiple clubs. Find a few you enjoy, and you will have no problem fitting in.
- Get used to small town fun. Sherman is home for the next four years, so make the most of it.
- Study Abroad. Don't miss out on the opportunity to go somewhere for a semester. The school makes it easy and affordable, and most students go for at least a Janterm.
- Take advantage of Janterm. Whether you stay on campus, go abroad, or do an internship, make the most of January. It is one of the only times you really get to expand your interests and do something just to do it.
- There is free tutoring and paper editing/reviewing from the Academic Skills Center. Use it! You will be tutored by students who are proficient in that area of study, and it's free.
Did You Know?
- AC's Global Outreach Fellowship annually sponsors 10 to15 students in summer servant leadership projects abroad.
- Approximately 70 percent of every graduating class has studied abroad for at least a Jan Term. The QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) has a goal of having 100 percent of students study abroad.
- Austin College is ranked in No. 1 for study abroad participation among baccalaureate institutions by the Institute of International Education.