Austin Peay State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,216

2.78% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,688

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.6%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

88.9%

6,220 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,344

69.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

37.4%

538 Graduates

About

Austin Peay State University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Austin Peay State University were General Health & Physical Education (195 degrees awarded), General Business (178 degrees), and Registered Nursing (122 degrees).

In 2016, 2,201 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay State University. 65.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,501 degrees), 4.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (353 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Austin Peay State University is $6,216, which is $-13,944 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Austin Peay State University is $6,216, which is $-13,944 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,688.

In 2016, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,216

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Austin Peay State University was $6,216. The cost of tuition at Austin Peay State University is $-13,944 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$12,688

2016 Value

5.02%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Austin Peay State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,688. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Austin Peay State University grew by 5.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,438

Room and Board

$1,550

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Austin Peay State University was of $9,438 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board increased by 3.44% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Austin Peay State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.18% with respect to 2015, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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10.6%

2015 Default Rate

335

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Austin Peay State University was 10.6%, which represents 335 out of the 3166 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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Admissions

Austin Peay State University received 6,220 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 73% annual growth. Out of those 6,220 applicants, 5,527 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.9% acceptance rate.

There were 10,344 students enrolled at Austin Peay State University in 2016, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Austin Peay State University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,527

Accepted Out of 6,220

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Austin Peay State University was 88.9% (5,527 admissions from 6,220 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 87.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 73%, while admissions grew by 75.3%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

16

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Austin Peay State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Austin Peay State University has a total enrollment of 10,344 students. The full-time enrollment at Austin Peay State University is 7,204 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,140. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at Austin Peay State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Austin Peay State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.5% White, 20.3% Black or African American, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 5.77% Two or More Races, 1.51% Asian, 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.261% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Austin Peay State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (25.3%) and Black or African American Female (12.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Black or African American Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Austin Peay State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,344 students. The full-time enrollment at Austin Peay State University is 7,204 and the part-time enrollment is 3,140. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at Austin Peay State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Austin Peay State University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Austin Peay State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,467

  2. Black or African American

    2,103

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    645

The enrolled student population at Austin Peay State University is 62.5% White, 20.3% Black or African American, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 5.77% Two or More Races, 1.51% Asian, 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.261% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 269 students (2.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 669 more women than men received degrees from Austin Peay State University. The majority of degree recipients at Austin Peay State University are white (1,501 degrees awarded). There were 4.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (353 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Austin Peay State University is General Health & Physical Education (195 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (178 degrees) and Registered Nursing (122 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Austin Peay State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (222 degrees awarded), Agriculture (46 degrees), and History (44 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Miscellaneous managers (274,616 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (204,947 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,684 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (134,211 people), and Marketing & sales managers (119,269 people).

The most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (222 degrees awarded), Agriculture (46 degrees), History (44 degrees), Physical Sciences (57 degrees), and Communications (123 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (222 degrees awarded), Agriculture (46 degrees), History (44 degrees), Physical Sciences (57 degrees), and Communications (123 degrees).

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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 Austin Peay State University are Elementary & secondary schools (391,272 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (350,646 people), Hospitals (210,550 people), Computer Systems Design (139,879 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (132,899 people).

The most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (222 degrees awarded), Agriculture (46 degrees), History (44 degrees), Physical Sciences (57 degrees), and Communications (123 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Austin Peay State University.

Most Common

  1. 195 degrees awarded

  2. 178 degrees awarded

  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Austin Peay State University was General Health & Physical Education with 195 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 766

  2. 1,435

In 2016, 766 degrees were awarded to men at Austin Peay State University, which is 0.534 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,435).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 103 degrees were awarded to men at Austin Peay State University in General Studies, which is 0.477 times less than the 216 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 216 degrees were awarded to women at Austin Peay State University in General Studies, which is 2.1 times more than the 103 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% of students graduating from Austin Peay State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Austin Peay State University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.97% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,501 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    353 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    131 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Austin Peay State University is white (1,501 degrees awarded). There were 4.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (353 degrees).

2% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    967 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    534 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    229 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Austin Peay State University is white female (967 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (534 degrees).

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Operations

Austin Peay State University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $582k (2.25%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Austin Peay State University had a total expenditure of $133M. Of that $133M, they spent $60.7M on salaries and $133M on benefits.

Austin Peay State University employs 129 Professors, 110 Assistant professors, and 92 Associate professors. Most academics at Austin Peay State University are Male Professors (82), Female Assistant professors(63), and Female Associate professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Austin Peay State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 208 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 154 employees, and Service with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.9M

2015 Endowment

0.0226%

decline from 2014

Austin Peay State University has an endowment valued at about $25.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Austin Peay State University declined 0.0226% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.01M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.18M - Federal

  2. $670k - State

  3. $330k - Local

As of 2015, Austin Peay State University received $2.18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $670k from state grants and contracts, and $330k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$60.7M

Salary Expenditure

$133M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Austin Peay State University had a total expenditure of $133M. Of that $133M, they spent $60.7M on salaries and $133M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Austin Peay State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$60.7M

2015 Salaries

1.97%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Austin Peay State University paid a median of $60.7M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($133M) and a 1.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.46% growth from 2013 and a 4.6% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.9M

Instructional Salaries

366

Number of Employees

In 2015, Austin Peay State University paid a total of $22.9M to 366 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

129 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

208 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Austin Peay State University were Professor with 129 employees; Assistant professor with 110 employees; and Assistant professor with 92 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Austin Peay State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 208 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 154 employees; and Service with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Austin Peay State University was Male Professor with 82 employees, Female Assistant professor with 63 employees, and Female Associate professor with 48 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Austin Peay State University.

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