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Austin Peay State University

A Tennessee Board of Regents University
Austin Peay State University

Named for former Tennessee governor and Clarksville native Austin Peay, Austin Peay State University was established in 1927 with 158 students enrolled the first term. APSU began as Austin Peay Normal School when it was created by the General Assembly as a two-year junior college and teacher-training institution. In 1939, the state Board of Education authorized the school to inaugurate a curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, first conferred on the graduating class at the 1942 Spring Convocation. On February 4, 1943, the legislature changed the name of the school to Austin Peay State College. In 1951, the state board authorized the college to confer the Bachelor of Arts degree and, a year later, to offer graduate study leading to a Master of Arts in Education. TheAPSU Students college became Austin Peay State University on September 1, 1967. During its history, nine presidents and three acting presidents have served the institution.

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The Institution
Institution Type: 
University
Degrees Offered: 
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Post-master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree

601 College Street  
Clarksville, TN 37044

Phone Number: 
931-221-7011
Phone (Toll Free): 
800-844-2778
Email (Admissions): 
Website: 
http://www.apsu.edu
Tuition & Financial Aid
FAFSA Code: 
3478
Undergraduate Tuition (In-State): 
6,198.00
Undergraduate Tuition (Out-of-State): 
21,414.00
Mandatory Fees: 
1,264.00
Receiving any Financial Aid: 
0.99
Receiving Federal Aid: 
0.56
Receiving State Aid: 
0.76
Receiving Institution Aid: 
0.20
Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 
10,399
FTE: 
8,156
Undergraduate Enrollment: 
9,550
Graduate Enrollment: 
849
Full Time Students: 
6,987
Part Time Students: 
3,412
Credentials
Associates Degree: 
312
Bachelors Degrees Awarded: 
1,422
Graduate Degrees Awarded: 
304
Certificates Awarded: 
0
Faculty
Full Time Faculty: 
360
Part Time Faculty: 
267
Student to Faculty Ratio: 
60:1
Rates
Retention Rate: 
0.70
Graduation Rate: 
0.40