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Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University


Through record fall enrollment, a new doctoral degree and multiple Fulbright awards, Austin Peay sets the standard of excellence in Tennessee and across the southeast. With degree concentrations ranging from aviation science to nuclear medicine and everything in between, we have the educational offering that is the right fit for you.

Are you ready to Lead at Austin Peay? We're ready to show you how.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

APSU’s vision is to create a collaborative, integrative learning community, instilling in students habits of critical inquiry as they gain knowledge, skills, and values for life and work in a global society.


Summer courses are filling up! If you're interested in taking summer classes, review the Financial Aid guidelines first.

Course Choice Counts!

The Department of Education is placing an important emphasis on federal financial aid rules that may impact the amount of aid you receive. This is referred to as Course Choice Counts. Specifically, for federal aid to pay for courses in your major, minor, or other degree requirements, it must be part of your program of study or be necessary to earn the total hours required for your degree. Taking courses not a part of your program of study could result in receiving less federal financial aid and potentially having to pay for courses out-of-pocket.

Campus Features

Our classes are set up to fit into your life. At our Clarksville and Fort Campbell campuses, we offer a comprehensive list of courses that work for your daily schedule. Is your routine particularly hectic? Our online offerings make it even easier to invest in yourself and earn an degree. Whatever education your life demands, we can help make happen.

  • Clarksville campus (Clarksville, TN)
  • Fort Campbell campus (Fort Campbell, KY)
  • Online

Living on campus

Living on campus puts you in the center of our bustling university community, ready to get involved both inside and outside of the classroom. Get ready for endless opportunities for connection and discovery.

  • Housing
  • Dining
  • Disability Services
  • Activities and Involvement
  • Arts and Culture
  • Athletics and Recreation

What's it like at Austin Peay? Like this.

Our campus community was created with success in mind. In and outside of the classroom, we want your experience to be filled with opportunities to pursue your passions while connecting with the diverse population around you. There are a thousand ways our campus community is working to provide you the best possible college experience. Here are a few.

Engage in college life.

There is always something happening on the APSU campus. And, as a student, just about all of those things will be free for you. Why? Because we want you to have a fun, inspiring, well-rounded college experience. Art shows, concerts, readings, bonfires, pep rallies – all of these experiences will connect you with new people, introduce you to new ideas and provide you with new opportunities.


    Application Process

    We are excited that you are interested in Austin Peay! Your needs are specific to you and Austin Peay wants to make your Admissions experience as easy as possible. The process to apply is dependent upon your status. Choose the group below that best fits you and we will walk you through what you need to do to apply:

    • First-Time Freshman - A US citizen or Permanent Resident with high school or equivalent only and is seeking a degree for the first time.
    • Transfer Students - A US citizen or Permanent Resident who is seeking a degree and has previous college credits.
    • Readmit Students - A US citizen or Permanent Resident who has previously attended or applied and never attended.
    • International Students - A non-US Citizen who is seeking a degree.
    • Transient - A US citizen or Permanent Resident who is currently attending a college and is not seeking a degree. Eligible for one semester only.
    • Special - A US citizen or Permanent Resident who is not seeking a degree.
    • Graduate Students - to apply as a graduate student.

    Scholarships and Funding

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    • Clarksville

      College Street,601, 37044, Clarksville