Athens State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,230
7.11% growth from 2021
2019 Default Rate
2%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,894
39.8% Full-Time

About

Athens State University is a higher education institution located in Limestone County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Athens State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (142 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees), and Accounting (73 degrees).

In 2022, 842 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Athens State University. 69.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (649 degrees), 5.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Athens State University is $7,230, which is $−21,100 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Athens State University is $7,230, which is $−21,100 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Athens State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,230
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Athens State University was $7,230. The cost of tuition at Athens State University is $−21,100 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Athens State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 17.9% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2%
2019 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Athens State University was 2%, which represents 19 out of the 952 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Athens State University had a total enrollment of 2,894 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Athens State University is 1,152 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,742. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Athens State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Athens State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.3% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 4.91% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Two or More Races, 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.76% Asian, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Athens State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.6%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Female (6.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.7%) and White Male (17.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Athens State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,894 students. The full-time enrollment at Athens State University is 1,152 and the part-time enrollment is 1,742. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Athens State University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,120 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    432 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    142 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Athens State University is 73.3% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 4.91% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Two or More Races, 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.76% Asian, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 31 students (1.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 322 more women than men received degrees from Athens State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Athens State University is white (649 degrees awarded). There were 5.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Athens State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (142 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees) and Accounting (73 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Athens State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (304 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Business (321 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Athens State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,814,503 people), Accountants & auditors (1,063,046 people), Other managers (826,590 people), Secondary school teachers (601,234 people), and Financial managers (523,886 people).

The most specialized majors at Athens State University in 2022 are Education (304 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Business (321 degrees), English (16 degrees), and History (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Athens State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Athens State University are Education (304 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Business (321 degrees), English (16 degrees), and History (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Athens State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,388,241 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (721,391 people), Computer Systems Design (602,940 people), Banking & related activities (527,314 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (461,880 people).

The most specialized majors at Athens State University are Education (304 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Business (321 degrees), English (16 degrees), and History (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Athens State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 142 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 73 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Athens State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 142 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

260
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
582
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 260 degrees were awarded to men at Athens State University, which is 0.447 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (582).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Athens State University in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 133 degrees were awarded to men at Athens State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 14.8 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    649 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    113 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Athens State University is white (649 degrees awarded). There were 5.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (113 degrees).

2.26% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    443 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    206 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Athens State University is white female (443 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (206 degrees).

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Operations

Athens State University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.98M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−23.9%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Athens State University had a total salary expenditure of 43.4M. Athens State University employs 31 Assistant professors, 26 Associate professors and 24 Professors. Most academics at Athens State University are Female Associate professor (17), Male Assistant professor (17), and Female Assistant professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Athens State University are: Management, with 40 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 36 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Endowment

$4.98M
2022 Endowment
12.6%
decline from 2021

Athens State University has an endowment valued at about $4.98M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Athens State University declined 12.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.5M
2022 Salaries
4.32%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Athens State University paid a median of $21.5M in salaries, which represents 49.6% of their overall expenditure ($43.4M) and a 4.32% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.25M
Instructional Salaries
85
Number of Employees

In 2022, Athens State University paid a total of $7.25M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Athens State University were Assistant professor with 31 employees, Associate professor with 26 employees, and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Athens State University were Management with 40 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Athens State University was Female Associate professor with 17 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Athens State University.

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