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Austin Peay State University releases official fall 2016 enrollment figures

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Austin Peay State University’s total fall 2016 enrollment is up from last year, and its 10,344 students represent the highest total since 2013, according to its recently released official enrollment figures.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Austin Peay State University’s total fall 2016 enrollment is up from last year, and its 10,344 students represent the highest total since 2013, according to its recently released official enrollment figures.

Officials report Austin Peay also welcomed its largest group of first-time college students in recent history, with 1,963 freshmen students. This marks a 26.3 percent increase from 2015, and is an increase of 26.6 percent over the last five years.

Austin Peay is one of two universities to report an increase in overall enrollment for the fall 2016 semester. Enrollment numbers are determined on students enrolled through the end of the 14th day of classes.

“This year’s enrollment numbers validate our efforts to expand our University’s reach, while continuing to meet the needs of Middle Tennessee,” Austin Peay President Dr. Alisa White said. “Making sure that we recruit and retain quality students is a major part of the University’s Leading Through Excellence Strategic Plan, and these numbers are a good first step as we work to educate a growing number of our citizens.”