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Study at Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University or APSU is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system and the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

APSU is a regional university organized as
  • the College of Graduate Studies,
  • the College of Arts and Letters,
  • the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences,
  • the College of Science and Mathematics and
  • the School of Technology and Public Management.
The athletic teams of APSU compete in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Student athletes are known as the "Governors. " Some of the notable alumni of APSU include former Tennessee State Treasurer, Steve Adams, David Bibb, a Deputy Administrator of the U. S. General Services Administration and NBA player Trenton Hassell.

Profile of Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State is found in Clarksville, TN. Clarksville is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at Austin Peay State.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in music, art studies, and liberal arts.

Austin Peay State Selectivity

Admission to Austin Peay State is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 468. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 555.


Austin Peay State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 9, 094 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

A lot of students at Austin Peay State attend part-time. The school offers students meal plans. Austin Peay State values student athletics, and belongs to the Ohio Valley Conference.

Austin Peay State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts398general studies, interdisciplinary studies, English, political science, history, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, foreign language and literature, . . .
Business and Management275business, business management, non-profit management
Education and Teaching159curriculum and instruction, educational administration, health teaching, special ed, school Counselling, education, reading teaching, teacher Education
Nursing and Emergency Medicine100registered nursing
Media73mass communication
Science69biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counselling56psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy49health and physical Education
Family and Social Work42social work
Art Studies34art studies
Computer Science and Engineering23computer and info science
Agricultural Science and Management23agriculture
Medicine20medical preparatory
Security and Law Enforcement16criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology16clinical lab tech
Mechanics and Repair13mechanics and repairers
Engineering Technician7engineering technology
office and Administration5office data entry
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

Contact: Austin Peay State

Austin Peay State University

601 College St

Clarksville, TN 37044

General Phone: (931) 221-7011


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