Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN 37044
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Austin Peay State University is one of the ten public 4-year colleges in Tennessee. The campus is located in an urban area, in Clarksville.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 10,463 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,983 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,368 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 69%). Every year 38% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Austin Peay State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,384, and fees were $1,529. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $21,624 and $1,529 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students10,463
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 16 100
Master's degree 6 59
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1982 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT986 to 1203
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$266/credit
In State Students$266/credit
Out of State Students$901/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$427/credit
In State Students$427/credit
Out of State Students$1,126/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $11,970 $11,970 $40,545
ADN 70 $18,620 $18,620 $63,070
BSN 125 $33,250 $33,250 $112,625
FNP 50 $21,350 $21,350 $56,300
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Austin Peay State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $4,621
Other Federal Grant 2% $3,455
State Grant & Scholarships 85% $4,400
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 24% $4,861
Federal Student Loans 57% $5,369
Private Loans 2% $9,012


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,706
$30,001 to $48,000$11,290
$48,001 to $75,000$15,187
$75,001 to $110,000$16,681
Over $110,000$16,154

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Austin Peay State University
601 College St
Clarksville, TN 37044

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