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Austin Peay State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

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Austin Peay State University Description:

Established in 1927, Austin Peay State University is a public university whose 169-acre main campus is located in Clarksville, Tennessee. The school is named after a former Tennessee governor, many buildings are named after governors, and the university's mascot is the governor. Austin Peay students can choose from 56 Bachelor's degree programs; business is the most popular with undergraduates. The university has been growing rapidly in recent years, and the school wins high marks for its campus safety, ROTC program, and sports programs. On the athletic front, the Austin Peay Governors compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,597 (9,735 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 72% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,876 (in-state); $21,372 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,550 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,549
  • Other Expenses: $4,538
  • Total Cost: $21,513 (in-state); $36,009 (out-of-state)

Austin Peay State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,592
    • Loans: $5,292

Scholarships for Austin Peay State (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Health, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Austin Peay State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.apsu.edu/about-apsu/mission

"Austin Peay State University is a comprehensive university committed to raising the educational attainment of the citizenry, developing programs and services that address regional needs, and providing collaborative opportunities that connect university expertise with private and public resources. Collectively, these endeavors contribute significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, physical, and cultural development of the region. APSU prepares students to be engaged and productive citizens, while recognizing that society and the marketplace require global awareness and continuous learning. This mission will be accomplished by:

  • Offering undergraduate, graduate, and student support programs designed to promote critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and leadership;
  • Expanding access opportunities and services to traditional and nontraditional students, including the use of multiple delivery systems, flexible scheduling, and satellite locations;
  • Promoting equal access, diversity, an appreciation of all cultures, and respect for all persons;
  • Serving the military community at Fort Campbell through complete academic programs;
  • Providing academic services that support student persistence to graduation;
  • Fostering a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life; and
  • Developing programs (credit and noncredit), conducting research, and providing services that contribute significantly to the quality of life, learning, and workforce development needs of the region."

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