Austin Peay State University is located on an urban campus that for over 180 years has been used for educational purposes and on which the buildings of five colleges have stood. APSU is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, the state's fifth largest and youngest city. The school is named after former Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, a Clarksville native. Austin Peay is a four-year public, masters level university offering over 56 majors and 63 different concentrations.
Between 2000-06, APSU’s enrollment increased 30 percent, making it one of Tennessee’s fastest-growing universities. In 2009, APSU eclipsed the 10,000 students mark for the first time in our history.
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
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
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
The word "Peay," as in Austin Peay, is pronounced just like the letter "P" or the vegetable "pea."
Of nearly 300 full-time faculty members, 90 percent hold the doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree in their respective fields.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation statistics annually
show APSU to be one of the safest universities in the
Campus Police Web site
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.
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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