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The Adult and Nontraditional Student Center

The Adult & Nontraditional Student Center opened in 2013 to serve adult learners and students with children on the Clarksville Campus.

Mission Statement: The Adult & Nontraditional Student Center provides support for students by engaging them with social opportunities and accessible personal advising.

Vision Statement: The Adult & Nontraditional Student Center supports “Drive to 55” and the quality of Tennessee’s workforce by enabling the academic success of adult learners and students with children.

  • We specialize in creating a space that celebrates adult learners while open to all students and in providing immediate school counseling and advice to students who drop by. 
  • Commuters will enjoy our refrigerator, kitchenette area, computer lab, and free flowing coffee. 
  • All of our programs are on PeayLink! 


The latest newsletter is here:  ANTS_Winter_Newsletter.pdf

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Austin Peay State University has long enjoyed the advantages of having a large adult population on our campus and in our classrooms. The terms Adult Learner and Nontraditional Student have specific applications in higher education but they can be confusing, because after all, aren't we all adults? Aren't we all different and college is the place to be unconventional! So, what is a nontraditional student? 

   APSU is an Adult Learner Focused Institution