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Fast Facts About Austin Peay

The Basics

Enrollment 10,732  (2010)
Founded1927
MascotGovernor
LocationClarksville, TN
State's 5th largest city with youngest median population
Facilities68 buildings on 169 acre main campus
Programs56 majors and 63 concentrations

Breaking Enrollment Records

Between 2000-06, APSU’s enrollment increased 30 percent, making it one of Tennessee’s fastest-growing universities.

Center @ Fort Campbell

Classes meet in the brand new Education Center, both day and night, in 15 programs of study at the associate, bachelor and master's levels.
APFC Web site


Winning Athletic Teams

The Governors and Lady Govs compete in the highly-competitive Ohio Valley Conference in NCAA Division I. A traditional powerhouse in men's and women's basketball, baseball, volleyball and men's golf, the University competes in 15 sports.
Official Athletics Web site


No. 1 ROTC Program

APSU's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps was named a MacArthur Award recipient in 2009, placing it among the top eight programs in the country.
ROTC Web site


How Do You Pronounce "Peay?"

The word "Peay," as in Austin Peay, is pronounced just like the letter "P" or the vegetable "pea."

Doctorally Trained Faculty

Of nearly 300 full-time faculty members, 90 percent hold the doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree in their respective fields.


Highest Level of Safety

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation statistics annually show APSU to be one of the safest universities in the state.
Campus Police Web site


New Facilities

Recently, APSU opened the state-of-the-art Foy Fitness and Recreation Center and a newly renovated McCord Building, housing the nursing and geosciences programs and our GIS Center. The University also opened the Joe Morgan University Center and Sundquist Science Complex in 2002.


Who was Austin Peay?

He was Tennessee Governor Austin Peay...a favorite son of Clarksville. Gov. Peay signed a law establishing Austin Peay Normal School on April 26, 1927. That is why APSU's mascot is the "Governors."
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