Austin College

900 N Grand Ave, Sherman, TX 75090-4400
Tel: (903)813-2000
Private not-for-profit | 1,260 students
Austin College is a private, residential, co-educational college dedicated to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences while also offering select pre-professional programs and a graduate teacher education program. Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1849, Austin College continues its relationship with the church and its commitment to a heritage that values personal growth, justice, community, and service. An Austin College education emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity, and participation in community life.

School Overview:

Austin College
CountyGrayson County, TX
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
100 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,260 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,253 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
7 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,242 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
18 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted59%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)560-660450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)570-670460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)530-650440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2920-25

School Notes:

  • Through liberal arts and sciences coursework, Austin College students learn to question, to think critically, and to arrive at their own informed conclusions. Combined with first-rate preparation in their major fields of study, our academic program nurtures the intellectual skills that make for lifetime learners. Extraordinary opportunities for study abroad and community service round out the Austin College undergraduate experience.
  • Austin College is pleased to call itself a contributing member of the larger community. The College serves the Sherman and North Texas Region through public forums, exhibits, and performances, and by making its facilities available to local organizations. The College‚Äôs faculty makes itself available as expert sources in a variety of fields.
  • Austin College is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, distinguished by strong academic programs and the on-campus environment it provides its students. We are proud of our rich history and our ongoing commitment to educational excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Extraordinary study abroad program (70+% of our students participate), as well as a language residence for students of German, Spanish, French, and Japanese language and culture. Almost 300 acres of nature preserve for science and environmental research. Also month-long Jan Term that lets you spend four weeks studying off-the-beaten-path topics like Agatha Christie On Screen, the Rock Art of Ancient Texans, Faces of Jesus, Wide Open Writing, Scuba Diving, and Sleep and Dreams.
  • Austin College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Texas Education Agency to award the bachelor of arts degree and the master of arts in teaching (MAT) degree. The College holds the Iota of Texas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
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