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Good news for APSU

The Jan. 15, 2004, edition of StamatsSTATS, an e-zine for higher education public relations officers, offers some good news for Austin Peay.

According to many national research agencies, including Stamats, parents of todays high school students tend to stay more involved in their childrens lives once those children are enrolled in college than did previous generations. Todays parents are more concerned about ensuring their children are cared for at college.
The Jan. 15, 2004, edition of StamatsSTATS, an e-zine for higher education public relations officers, offers some good news for Austin Peay.

According to many national research agencies, including Stamats, parents of today's high school students tend to stay more involved in their children's lives once those children are enrolled in college than did previous generations. Today's parents are more concerned about ensuring their children are “cared for” at college.

Reflecting this shift in parental behavior, Stamats' newest nationwide research indicates that while costs figure into the college decision for parents, cost is not the most important college feature valued by most parents.

Today's parents want to know that a college's professors are “good teachers/mentors” and that the campus is “safe.”

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's annual report on campus crime consistently indicates APSU is a safe campus compared to other Tennessee public universities. Additionally, APSU alumni consistently say that their personal relationships with APSU faculty is one of the characteristics they remember and value most about their college experience.