In Clarksville, Tennessee, you’ll find yourself in a middle-sized city, though it’s only an hour from Nashville. It will be easy to get used to where everything is so you can get around easily off-campus. Austin Peay State University sits on a good-sized campus, and you may find that you need to hurry to get to each of your classes on time. You’ll also find plenty of activities to take part in on-campus.
Overview of Austin Peay State University
You’ll have the option to live in the dorms on campus. This is an excellent choice, which will make it easier for you to connect with the campus and others living there. The student population is a little more than 11,000, so you’re sure to find some friends who share your interests, even if you didn’t start school with any. The student-to-faculty ratio is a bit high at 17 to 1, but not overwhelmingly so.
If you took part in a dual credit program, you’ll be able to receive additional credits. The same for if you took AP classes and passed the AP exams. You might also ask for credit for life experiences if you did something that allowed you to learn about the world around you, though this will be decided on an individual basis.
|Campus Setting||City: Midsize|
|Student Faculty Ratio||17:1|
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|High School Rank||NA|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||NA|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||August 21|
|Common Application Accepted||No|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
You and your parents may look at the sticker price of the school in order to help you make your decision about attending. This is the total cost of going to school and it includes tuition (in- or out-of-state), room and board, books, supplies, and various other charges. The total cost is right around $27,700.
However, with financial aid, you may not be liable for the whole cost. The average net cost, which is the average price all students pay after financial aid is applied, is $13,440. However, the amount of financial aid you are eligible for depends on your family’s annual income. Families who earn less than $30,000 paid around $10,909 in a recent school year. During the same year, families who earned more than $110,000 paid around $21,470.
As a freshman student, you’ll fill out your first Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to find out how much financial aid you’re eligible for. A total of 1,793 students, or 99% of the student body was eligible for financial aid in a recent year. Roughly 96% of freshman students received grants or scholarships averaging $8,146 and about 24% received institutional grants and scholarships averaging $5,170.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$8,146|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||99%|
|Room & Board||$11,542|
- Tuition In-State - $8,303
- Tuition Out-of-State - $13,847
- Books and Supplies - $1,550
- Room & Board - $11,542
- Other - $6,317
At some point during the year, you may decide to stay at this school for your sophomore year, either because of the academics, your professors, or maybe because of the people around you. When you sign up for your second year of classes and tell the school you’re coming back in the fall, you’ll become part of the retention rate, which measures the percentage of returning first-year students. At Austin Peay, this is quite high at 66%. The 4-year graduation rate is a bit low comparatively at 23% and the 6-year graduation rate is 41%.
Before something comes up, causing a time conflict between a class and work or a regular appointment, ask your dean’s office if either distance (online) learning or evening classes are an option for you. They are both offered by the school and can add flexibility to any schedule depending on whether or not the classes you need are available in this format.
The most popular degree programs are health professions and related programs; parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies; business, management, marketing and related support services; and psychology.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Health Professions and Related Programs||201 Total Graduates / 13%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||111 Graduates|
|Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist||62 Graduates|
|Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer||28 Graduates|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies||188 Total Graduates / 12%|
|Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General||188 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||154 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||36 Graduates|
|Business/Commerce, General||32 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||21 Graduates|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities||113 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies||74 Graduates|
|General Studies||39 Graduates|
|All Psychology Majors||95 Total Graduates / 6%|
|Psychology, General||95 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||51%|
Outcome & Salary
Once you graduate, you’ll be ready to find a job and start working. Austin Peay State University graduates earn early-career salaries of $38,800. Their mid-career salaries increase to around $56,200.
These graduate’s 10-year salary earnings potential is $577,050 and their 20-year earning potential is $1,139,050. If you subtract the cost of education, which averages around $53,760, from these figures, you’ll find the return on investment (ROI). With the figures mentioned, the 10-year ROI is $523,290 and the 20-year ROI is $1,085,290.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$38,800|
|College Grads Average Salary||$57,705|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$56,200|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$577,050|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,139,050|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$53,760|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$523,290|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,085,290|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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