Austin Peay State University

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Austin Peay State University (APSU) is
located in Clarksville, Tennessee. The
campus has been in operation for over 180
years. Austin Peay is a center of growth,
not only in numbers but also in quality of
education. For example, in 2010 the School
of Nursing recorded a 100% pass rate.
Austin Peay has a total of 8,573
undergrads and 828 graduates. The
University offers associate,
baccalaureate, and master's degrees in
over 56 majors.

Admissions Information

The regular application fee is $15.00,
which can be paid online or by mail.
Applicants should complete the application
and submit their SAT/ACT scores and
GED/high school transcript.  88
percent of applicants are admitted.

College Majors

Prospective students of Austin Peay can
choose from the following majors:

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Arts, Visual & Performing
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Business, Management, & Marketing
Communications & Journalism
Computer & Information Sciences
Education
Engineering Technologies
English Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
History
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Mathematics
Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Philosophy & Religion
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Administration & Services
Security & Protective Services
Social Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

Associate degree programs are available
through the College of Science and
Mathematics, the Austin Peay Center at
Fort Campbell, and online. Bachelor's
Degree programs are available at the main
campus in Clarksville, at the Austin Peay
Center at Fort Campbell, the Austin Peay
Center at The Renaissance Center in
Dickson, and the Austin Peay Center at
Highland Crest in Springfield. Austin Peay
offers the following Bachelor's Degree
programs:

Science
Education Integrative Studies
Pre-professional programs of Dentistry,
Health, Food Technology
Economics
Finance
Forestry
History
Marketing
Agriculture
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Communication Arts
Computer Science and Information Systems
English
Finance
Foreign Language
General Business
Geosciences
Health and Human Performance
History
Law
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Music
Nursing
Optometry
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Radiologic Technology
Social Work
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
Veterinary Medicine

Graduate Programs

Masters degree programs are available in
the following areas of study:

Biology
Communication Arts
Curriculum and Instruction
Education Specialist
Educational Leadership Studies
English
Health and Human Performance
Management
Military History
Music
Psychology
Reading
Social Work
Teaching

Online Degrees and Programs

Choose from one of Austin Peay's online
degree programs:

Communication Arts
Computer Science and Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Political Science and Legal Studies
Professional Studies
Nursing
Organizational Leadership The department
of Extended & Distance Education has
the sole purpose of giving the community
the opportunity to gain further education
or professional development. Through
distance and online programs, individuals
can earn a degree or gain further training
in a particular career.

Rankings

Austin Peay is known as one of the fastest
growing universities in Tennessee. It is
also one of the safest universities in the
state, according to the Tennessee Bureau
of Investigation. In 2009 Austin Peay's
ROTC was awarded the MacArthur Award; it
is now one of the top eight ROTC programs
in the United States.

Accreditation

Austin Peay has accreditation from the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools. This
accreditation qualifies the university to
award associate, baccalaureate, master's
and education specialist degrees. Certain
programs have accreditation from
profession specific commissions. For
example, the Bachelor of Science in
Nursing is accredited by the National
League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Further accreditation has been acquired
from the National Association of Schools
of Music, the American Chemical Society,
the American Assembly of Collegiate
Schools of Business, to name a few.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

The university is divided into six
colleges and two schools. The
undergraduate majors and programs, as well
as minors, offered at Austin Peay are
available through the following colleges
and schools:

College of Arts and Letters
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
School of Nursing
College of Business
College of Education
College of Science and Mathematics
School of Technology and Public Management

The Master's degrees are offered through
the College of Graduate Studies.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

In order to make use of financial aid,
students must first complete a FAFSA. Once
that is completed, the Office of Financial
Aid can help prospective and current
students find the most aid available.
Financial aid comes in various forms. For
example, students can take out loans, or
they may qualify for a federal or state
grant. Numerous scholarships are also
available. One need only take the time to
search and apply. The Federal work study
program is another financial aid option.
Students who qualify for this program
receive the opportunity to earn federal
funds to pay for school.

Library System

The Austin Peay Woodward Library provides
a vast collection of sources, both in the
library and online. Faculty and students
can access the Austin Library Catalog to
find a source within the library or use an
online database for information stored
electronically.

Athletics

Austin Peay's mascot is the Governor.
Men's sports are baseball, basketball,
cross country, football, golf, and tennis.
Women's sports are basketball, cross
country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis,
track & field and volleyball. The
Governors compete in the NCAA at the
Division I level.

Student Housing

Austin Peay offers residence halls and
apartments as choices for student housing.
There are five residence halls
specifically designated for freshmen.
Upperclassmen can choose from the
Governors Terrace North  & South,
the Hand Village, the Meacham Apartments,
and the Two Rivers Apartments. Rates vary
according to housing. The many living
options available are designed to allow
students to find the living situation most
conducive for personal and academic
growth. Meal plans are mandatory for most
students who live on campus.

General Information

Admission
Office

PO Box 4548
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7661
(800) 844-2778
Fax: (931) 221-6168

Contact: Ryan Forsythe
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7011
www.apsu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 8,573
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 1,471
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,403
Graduate enrollment: 828

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees
offered:

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $15
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 68%

College Majors

Agriculture
& Related Sciences

Agriculture

– General B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management A
Information

Processing/Data Entry A
Nonprofit

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Mass
Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

Education
Health
Teacher Education B
Special
Education B

Engineering Technologies
Engineering

Technology – General B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Foreign
Language & Literature –
General B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Medical
Radiologic Technology B
Nursing
(RN) B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies A,B
Liberal
Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical

Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Law
Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.

Austin Peay State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(931) 221-7011
Website:www.apsu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.apsu.edu/admissions/apply
Address:601 College St, Clarksville, TN 37044
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:10,344
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):36%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,428 (52% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,689
Out-of-state Tuition:$22,929
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,882

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Austin Peay State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Austin Peay State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services151
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services41
Education136
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields211
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs142
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities121
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences3
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts31
Grand total243920

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Austin Peay State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education2
Health Professions and Related Programs12
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Psychology1
Social Sciences1
Grand total11710

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Austin Peay State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,689
Out-of-state$22,929
Books and supplies$1,550

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,773
Out-of-state$23,753

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,16899%
Grant or scholarship aid1,09492%$7,882
Student loan aid65155%$5,666

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,83085%$7,316
Federal student loans5,32658%$7,044

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Austin Peay State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Austin Peay State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,2033,9032,300
Percent admitted100%90%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%21%49%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Austin Peay State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment10,344
Undergraduate enrollment9,513
Graduate enrollment831

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Austin Peay State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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