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Austin Peay State University Data & Information Overview

82 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
91% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Austin Peay State University Ranked?

#1,245 Best Colleges in Nation
#23 Best Colleges in TN
Liberal Arts General Studies Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Austin Peay State University was awarded 82 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

Austin Peay State University landed the #1,245 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Austin Peay State University held the #1,889 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Austin Peay State University also holds the #23 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Austin Peay State University?

91% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 91%, Austin Peay State University has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 1% 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 463 and 618. Math scores were between 455 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Austin Peay State University  ( 463 to 618 )

SAT Math Scores for Austin Peay State University  ( 455 to 570 )
Austin Peay State University received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Austin Peay State University  ( 19 to 24 )

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Austin Peay State University Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Austin Peay State University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Austin Peay State University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Austin Peay State University

70% Freshmen Retention
23% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Austin Peay State University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Austin Peay State University is 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Austin Peay State University.

Austin Peay State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,161 Full-Time Undergraduates
39.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,087 undergraduates at Austin Peay State University with 6,161 being full-time and 2,926 being part-time.

How Much Does Austin Peay State University Cost?

$14,845 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
$24,112 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Austin Peay State University is $14,845. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Austin Peay State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,265 $13,774 $16,859 $19,290 $19,300

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Austin Peay State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,028 a year. That adds up to $24,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Austin Peay State University is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Austin Peay State University Graduates Make?

$39,320 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Austin Peay State University make around $39,320 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Austin Peay State University make the most money.

Location of Austin Peay State University

Tennessee State
6,161 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Austin Peay State University is a public institution situated in Clarksville, Tennessee. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Austin Peay State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 College St, Clarksville, TN 37044
Phone: 931-221-7011

Austin Peay State University Majors

46 Majors With Completions
2,840 Undergraduate Degrees
420 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 46 majors graduated from Austin Peay State University. Of these students, 2,840 received undergraduate degrees and 420 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 169 $27,696
Nursing 156 $56,317
Liberal Arts General Studies 107 $26,668
Business Administration & Management 102 $26,045
Criminal Justice & Corrections 91 $29,317
General Psychology 81 $26,768
Communication & Media Studies 77 $25,352
Social Work 56 $27,455
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 52 $58,494
General Biology 52 $26,843

Learn more about the majors offered at Austin Peay State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Austin Peay State University

79% Take At Least One Class Online
27% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 8,072 students took at least one online class at Austin Peay State University. This is an increase from the 4,789 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 8,072 2,766
2018-2019 4,789 1,989
2017-2018 6,018 1,937
2016-2017 4,824 1,656
2015-2016 4,916 1,783

Learn more about online learning at Austin Peay State University.

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Notes and 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.


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