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Austin Peay State University Overview

Austin Peay State University is a public institution situated in Clarksville, Tennessee. Clarksville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Austin Peay State University Known For?

1,924 Undergraduate Awards
$24,333 Avg Cost After Aid
90% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Austin Peay State University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Austin Peay State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Austin Peay State University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#124 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#373 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Austin Peay State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Value Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Austin Peay State University?

Location of Austin Peay State University

Contact details for Austin Peay State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 College St, Clarksville, TN 37044
Phone: 931-221-7011
Website: www.apsu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/austinpeay
Twitter: https://twitter.com/austinpeay

How Do I Get Into Austin Peay State University?

You can apply to Austin Peay State University online at: www.apsu.edu/admissions/applicant/apply

Admission Requirements for Austin Peay State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Austin Peay State University?

90% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 90%, Austin Peay State University is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to Austin Peay State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 513 and 605. Math scores were between 473 and 598.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Austin Peay State University  ( 513 to 605 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Austin Peay State University  ( 473 to 598 )
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800
Austin Peay State University received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Austin Peay State University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Austin Peay State University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Austin Peay State University  ( 19 to 24 )
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36

Can I Afford Austin Peay State University?

$24,333 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
12.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Austin Peay State University is $24,333. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Austin Peay State University, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $5,699 a year. That adds up to $22,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Austin Peay State University is 12.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Austin Peay State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,773 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,971 undergraduate students at Austin Peay State University, with 6,773 being full-time and 3,198 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Austin Peay State University

There are also 1,077 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,773 full-time undergraduates at Austin Peay State University, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Austin Peay State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Austin Peay State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Austin Peay State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 91
Black or African American 1,525
Hispanic or Latino 549
White 3,949
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 602

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Austin Peay State University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 31 countries are represented at Austin Peay State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, South Korea, and Germany.

Online Learning at Austin Peay State University

1,937 Took All Classes Online
6,018 Took At Least One Class Online
3.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 17 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Austin Peay State University. In 2017-2018, 6,018 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Austin Peay State University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Austin Peay State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Austin Peay State University was 3.0%. This is the #1,818 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Austin Peay State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Austin Peay State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 26%
Business Administration & Management 10%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 36%
Computer & Information Sciences 9%
Computer Science 75%
Computer Software & Applications 53%
Computer Systems Analysis 17%
Curriculum & Instruction 35%
Education 5%
Educational Administration 60%
Finance & Financial Management 17%
General Education 25%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 16%
Liberal Arts General Studies 16%
Political Science & Government 19%
Social Sciences 18%
Sociology 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Austin Peay State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Austin Peay State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Systems Analysis #4
Philosophy #12
Educational Assessment #16
Political Science & Government #41
Computer Software & Applications #52
Philosophy & Religious Studies #54
History #54
History #54
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #63
Health & Physical Education #83
Communication & Media Studies #87
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #98
Curriculum & Instruction #113
Communication & Journalism #128
Computer Information Systems #147
General Business/Commerce #149
Teacher Education Subject Specific #166
Social Sciences #170
Psychology #173
Health & Medical Administrative Services #272
Computer & Information Sciences #332
Criminal Justice & Corrections #342
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #388
Nursing #402
Liberal Arts General Studies #440
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #440

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Austin Peay State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 378 113 0 29 520
Health & Physical Education 0 188 0 13 201
Nursing 0 111 2 51 164
Social Work 0 78 0 34 112
Business Administration & Management 19 52 8 32 111
Communication & Media Studies 0 84 0 21 105
General Psychology 0 95 0 0 95
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 89 0 0 89
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 62 0 0 62
General Biology 0 55 0 4 59
General Education 0 0 9 48 57
Computer Information Systems 0 55 0 0 55
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 52 0 0 52
General Engineering Technology 9 38 0 2 49
General English Literature 0 41 0 4 45
Political Science & Government 0 42 0 0 42
History 0 27 0 14 41
General Agriculture 0 37 0 0 37
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 36 36
Music 0 21 0 14 35
General Business/Commerce 0 32 0 0 32
Accounting 0 31 0 0 31
Fine & Studio Arts 0 31 0 0 31
Allied Health Professions 0 28 0 0 28
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 23 23
Sociology 0 23 0 0 23
Marketing 0 21 0 0 21
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 20 20
Finance & Financial Management 0 18 0 0 18
Educational Administration 0 0 0 15 15
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 15 15
Chemistry 0 15 0 0 15
Student Counseling 0 0 0 14 14
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 14 14
Special Education 0 13 0 0 13
Computer Science 0 12 0 0 12
Computer Systems Analysis 0 12 0 0 12
Mathematics 0 11 0 0 11
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 9 0 0 9
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 8 0 0 8
Physics 0 6 0 0 6
Philosophy 0 4 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 3 0 0 3
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 2 0 2
Industrial Production Technology 1 0 0 0 1
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 407 1,517 21 403 2,348

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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