Austin Peay State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,720
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,967
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
91.2%
7,346 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,272
63.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
45.1%
527 Graduates

About

Austin Peay State University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, TN. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Austin Peay State University were General Health & Physical Education (194 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (148 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (102 degrees).

In 2020, 3,200 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay State University. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,953 degrees), 2.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (653 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Austin Peay State University is $6,720, which is $−15,810 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Austin Peay State University is $6,720, which is $−15,810 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,967.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students attending Austin Peay State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,720
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Austin Peay State University was $6,720. The cost of tuition at Austin Peay State University is $−15,810 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,967
2020 Value
11.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Austin Peay State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,967. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Austin Peay State University grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,542
Room and Board
$1,550
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Austin Peay State University was of $11,542 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board increased by 7.88% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Austin Peay State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.12% with respect to 2019, when 89% 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.
10.4%
2018 Default Rate
312
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Austin Peay State University was 10.4%, which represents 312 out of the 2986 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Austin Peay State University received 7,346 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.944% annual decline. Out of those 7,346 applicants, 6,696 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.2% acceptance rate.

There were 10,272 students enrolled at Austin Peay State University in 2020, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Austin Peay State University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,696
Accepted Out of 7,346

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Austin Peay State University was 91.2% (6,696 admissions from 7,346 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 95%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.944%, while admissions declined by −4.94%.

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage
16
Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Austin Peay State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Austin Peay State University has a total enrollment of 10,272 students. The full-time enrollment at Austin Peay State University is 6,530 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,742. This means that 63.6% 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 59.4% White, 20.2% Black or African American, 8.08% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Two or More Races, 1.7% Asian, 0.292% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Austin Peay State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Black or African American Female (14.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Black or African American Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Austin Peay State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,272 students. The full-time enrollment at Austin Peay State University is 6,530 and the part-time enrollment is 3,742. This means that 63.6% of students enrolled at Austin Peay State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 70%. 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
    6,102
  2. Black or African American
    2,074
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    830

The enrolled student population at Austin Peay State University is 59.4% White, 20.2% Black or African American, 8.08% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Two or More Races, 1.7% Asian, 0.292% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.234% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 284 students (2.76%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 982 more women than men received degrees from Austin Peay State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Austin Peay State University is white (1,953 degrees awarded). There were 2.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (653 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Austin Peay State University is General Health & Physical Education (194 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (148 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (102 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), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,189 degrees), and History (44 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (231,868 people), Other managers (202,193 people), Social workers, all other (158,660 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (153,190 people), and Education administrators (88,829 people).

The most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (222 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,189 degrees), History (44 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), and Communications (115 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 Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Skincare specialists, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (222 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,189 degrees), History (44 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), and Communications (115 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 (505,209 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (260,309 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (195,287 people), Legal services (132,268 people), and Individual & family services (131,581 people).

The most specialized majors at Austin Peay State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (222 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,189 degrees), History (44 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), and Communications (115 degrees).

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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 Austin Peay State University.
Most Common
  1. 194 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 148 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 102 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Austin Peay State University was General Health & Physical Education with 194 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,109
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,091
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,109 degrees were awarded to men at Austin Peay State University, which is 0.53 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,091).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 347 degrees were awarded to men at Austin Peay State University in General Studies, which is 0.455 times less than the 763 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 763 degrees were awarded to women at Austin Peay State University in General Studies, which is 2.2 times more than the 347 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 23% 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, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (52.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Austin Peay State University is Female and White (52.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.52% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,953 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    653 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    222 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Austin Peay State University is white (1,953 degrees awarded). There were 2.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (653 degrees).

1.75% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,268 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    685 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    451 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Austin Peay State University is white female (1,268 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (685 degrees).

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Austin Peay State University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.23M (3.48%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Austin Peay State University had a total salary expenditure of $183M. Austin Peay State University employs 134 Professors, 117 Assistant professors, and 100 Associate professors. Most academics at Austin Peay State University are Male Professors (83), Female Assistant professors(67), and Female Associate professors (53).

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 269 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 143 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 61 employees.

Endowment

$35.3M
2020 Endowment
27.3%
growth from 2019

Austin Peay State University has an endowment valued at about $35.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Austin Peay State University grew 27.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.35M 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. $2.75M - Federal
  2. $4.42M - State
  3. $420k - Local

As of 2020, Austin Peay State University received $2.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.42M from state grants and contracts, and $420k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$79.7M
2020 Salaries
3.99%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Austin Peay State University paid a median of $79.7M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($183M) and a 3.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.87% growth from 2018 and a 15.5% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$28.5M
Instructional Salaries
391
Number of Employees

In 2020, Austin Peay State University paid a total of $28.5M to 391 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
134 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
269 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Austin Peay State University were Professor with 134 employees; Assistant professor with 117 employees; and Assistant professor with 100 employees.

In 2020, 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 269 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 143 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Austin Peay State University was Male Professor with 83 employees, Female Assistant professor with 67 employees, and Female Associate professor with 53 employees.

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

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