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Christaine Patton
Christaine Patton
Broadcast Media

“Going back to school with a daughter is challenging but rewarding. I really want to set an example for my daughter and show her that it doesn’t matter what you go through in life.”

Jason Chavez-Rivas
Jason Chavez-Rivas

“I’ve grown up here, so Austin Peay was a popular landmark. My dad and brother went here, so I knew this was a good option.”

Katie Boyer
Katie Boyer
Graphic Design

“I think what is so special about Austin Peay is the number of opportunities you are given. There are so many things I’ve done here that I would have never thought I would be able to.”

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At Austin Peay, we are large enough to offer you a broad range of educational and social options, but small enough to treat you as an individual. That’s because we provide all of the resources of a big university, with a small college feel. We serve a large population of diverse students with several degree options at the associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Many of these degrees can be pursued on campus and online. Austin Peay also is working to support the region’s economic growth with several new programs that cater to the employment needs of local industries and the surrounding community.

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College of Arts and Letters
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College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
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College of Business
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Eriksson College of Education
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College of STEM
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College of Graduate Studies

Small Campus Feel. Big Opportunities.

Austin Peay offers the resources of a major university, with a small college feel. You'll get to know people quickly —- including your professors. That one-on-one communication is just part of the friendliness that makes Austin Peay a comfortable place to be.

As Tennessee's youngest city by median age, APSU is surrounded by a thriving community, named as 2019's #1 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine. Set against the Cumberland River, Clarksville offers outdoor activities, great restaurants, and local theatre. Not to mention, we're just 45 minutes from Nashville.

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APSU now offers first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the country

Tennessee is the first state to be approved by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish a permanent Grow Your Own model, with APSU and CMCSS offering the first registered program.

Matt Crosston
Renowned security/intelligence expert named first director of APSU Institute for National Security and Military Studies

On Feb. 1, Dr. Matthew Crosston, senior research fellow for the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Israel, will become the inaugural director of Austin Peay's new institute.

February Science on Tap to lead attendees through science-based escape game mystery
February Science on Tap to lead attendees through science-based escape game mystery

When Science on Tap returns to Strawberry Alley Ale Works on Feb. 1, Dr. Leslie Hiatt will lead attendees into the role of detective as they try to solve an escape game mystery - and to learn more about the scientific method.

Who was Austin Peay? Learn more about what separates APSU from other schools in the area!

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Meet the Greeks
Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: MUC Ballroom
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Women's and Men's Basketball at TN Tech
Date: January 29, 2022
Time: see schedule
Location: Cookeville, Tenn.
Black History Month Kick-Off Luncheon
Date: January 24, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Clement 120
Peay 2 Reality: Career Exploration Series
Date: February 2, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: MUC 103
ENC Wednesday Nights
Date: February 2, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: MUC 303