Austin Peay State University

601 College St, Clarksville, TN

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APSU is a public institution that has a fair number of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Clarksville, TN, in a predominantly urban area. Over eleven thousand students enroll at Austin Peay State University per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs APSU offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 840 - 1080 on the SAT and between 19 - 23 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to Austin Peay State University. 88% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 57% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at

Tuition & fees at this school vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs approximately $7,100 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $22,000 annually. Housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $4,800 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of grants or student loans.

The mascot for Austin Peay State University is the "Governors", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Sports available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Austin Peay State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Austin Peay State University is about 10,000. The student body is made up of 91% undergraduate students and 15% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $15 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $6,000-$7,300
    • Out-of-State: $21,000-$25,060
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $250-$300 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $870-$1,000 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$7,882
Receiving Student Loans55%$5,666

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Austin Peay State University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Austin Peay State University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 36%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years15%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Austin Peay State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Basketball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Track and Field (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Football (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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