Austin Peay State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,816
2022 Average Net Price
$16,140
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.49%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
93.8%
6,362 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,326
61.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.3%
404 Graduates

About

Austin Peay State University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Austin Peay State University were General Studies (373 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (8 degrees), and General Engineering Technology (6 degrees).

In 2022, 2,421 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay State University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,513 degrees), 3.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (433 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Austin Peay State University is $6,816, which is $−17,180 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Austin Peay State University is $6,816, which is $−17,180 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,140.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Austin Peay State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,816
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Austin Peay State University was $6,816. The cost of tuition at Austin Peay State University is $−17,180 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$16,140
2022 Value
11.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Austin Peay State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,140. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Austin Peay State University grew by 11.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,090
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Austin Peay State University was of $12,090 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.07% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Austin Peay State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.13% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.49%
2019 Default Rate
97
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Austin Peay State University was 3.49%, which represents 97 out of the 2779 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Austin Peay State University received 6,362 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 25.9% annual growth. Out of those 6,362 applicants, 5,969 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.8% acceptance rate.

There were 9,326 students enrolled at Austin Peay State University in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Austin Peay State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,969
Accepted Out of 6,362

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Austin Peay State University was 93.8% (5,969 admissions from 6,362 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 25.9%, while admissions grew by 26.4%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
39
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at Austin Peay State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Austin Peay State University had a total enrollment of 9,326 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Austin Peay State University is 5,772 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,554. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Austin Peay State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Austin Peay State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.5% White, 19.3% Black or African American, 9.82% Hispanic or Latino, 5.99% Two or More Races, 2.25% Asian, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.214% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Austin Peay State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.1%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Black or African American Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.1%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Black or African American Female (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Austin Peay State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,326 students. The full-time enrollment at Austin Peay State University is 5,772 and the part-time enrollment is 3,554. This means that 61.9% of students enrolled at Austin Peay State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Austin Peay State University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Austin Peay State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,172 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,802 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    916 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Austin Peay State University is 55.5% White, 19.3% Black or African American, 9.82% Hispanic or Latino, 5.99% Two or More Races, 2.25% Asian, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.214% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 433 students (4.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 715 more women than men received degrees from Austin Peay State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Austin Peay State University is white (1,513 degrees awarded). There were 3.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (433 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Austin Peay State University is General Studies (373 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (8 degrees) and General Engineering Technology (6 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Austin Peay State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (179 degrees awarded), History (41 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (553 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (178,024 people), Other managers (171,198 people), Social workers, all other (164,518 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (134,644 people), and Postsecondary teachers (130,415 people).

The most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (179 degrees awarded), History (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (553 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (73 degrees), and Physical Sciences (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (179 degrees awarded), History (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (553 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (73 degrees), and Physical Sciences (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Elementary & secondary schools (440,880 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (292,900 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (218,382 people), Computer Systems Design (119,656 people), and Individual & family services (119,619 people).

The most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (179 degrees awarded), History (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (553 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (73 degrees), and Physical Sciences (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Austin Peay State University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 169 degrees awarded
  2. 156 degrees awarded
  3. 91 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Austin Peay State University was General Health & Physical Education with 169 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

853
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,568
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 853 degrees were awarded to men at Austin Peay State University, which is 0.544 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,568).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Austin Peay State University in General Studies, which is 0.513 times less than the 304 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 304 degrees were awarded to men at Austin Peay State University in General Studies, which is 1.95 times more than the 156 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Austin Peay State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (55.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Austin Peay State University is Female and Asian (55.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,513 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    433 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Austin Peay State University is white (1,513 degrees awarded). There were 3.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (433 degrees).

2.19% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    966 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    547 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    289 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Austin Peay State University is white female (966 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (547 degrees).

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Operations

Austin Peay State University employs 149 Professors, 132 Assistant professors and 81 Associate professors. Most academics at Austin Peay State University are Male Professor (83), Female Assistant professor (76), and Female Professor (66).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Austin Peay State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 289 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 131 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 63 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.37M - Federal
  2. $5.11M - State
  3. $391k - Local

As of 2022, Austin Peay State University received $3.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.11M from state grants and contracts, and $391k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$81.1M
2022 Salaries
0.677%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Austin Peay State University paid a median of $81.1M in salaries, a 0.677% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.1M
Instructional Salaries
394
Number of Employees

In 2022, Austin Peay State University paid a total of $30.1M to 394 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
149 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
289 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Austin Peay State University were Professor with 149 employees, Assistant professor with 132 employees, and Associate professor with 81 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Austin Peay State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 289 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Austin Peay State University was Male Professor with 83 employees, Female Assistant professor with 76 employees, and Female Professor with 66 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Austin Peay State University.

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