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Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson
Music Performance

“Austin Peay has helped push me to be better and push for bigger and better things. I think Austin Peay has a great music department for that.”

Hunter Burkhart
Hunter Burkhart

“The program at Austin Peay has been great for building my confidence and showing me that Austin Peay nurses really do make some great nurses.

Katherine Alba
Katherine Alba
Business Management

“I feel very prepared to take on whatever I need to do next. Whenever my next duty position is going to be or wherever I go, I feel completely prepared that I'm going to be able to do well and excel wherever I go.”

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At Austin Peay, we are large enough to offer you a broad range of educational and social options, but small enough to treat you as an individual. That’s because we provide all of the resources of a big university, with a small college feel. We serve a large population of diverse students with several degree options at the associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Many of these degrees can be pursued on campus and online. Austin Peay also is working to support the region’s economic growth with several new programs that cater to the employment needs of local industries and the surrounding community.

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Small Campus Feel. Big Opportunities.

Austin Peay offers the resources of a major university, with a small college feel. You'll get to know people quickly —- including your professors. That one-on-one communication is just part of the friendliness that makes Austin Peay a comfortable place to be.

As Tennessee's youngest city by median age, APSU is surrounded by a thriving community, named as 2019's #1 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine. Set against the Cumberland River, Clarksville offers outdoor activities, great restaurants, and local theatre. Not to mention, we're just 45 minutes from Nashville.

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Austin Peay professor selected for National Endowment for the Humanities’ Zora Neale Hurston institute
Austin Peay professor selected for National Endowment for the Humanities' Zora Neale Hurston institute

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Paula White is one of 25 scholars selected for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute that will explore the works of Zora Neale Hurston.

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APSU hosts celebration after raising over $65 million during the "What If" Comprehensive Campaign

Attendees enjoyed dinner and a presentation highlighting the impact that individual gifts from donors had on all areas of the Austin Peay State University.

Austin Peay Governor’s School students learn from distinguished alumni scientists
Austin Peay Governor's School students learn from distinguished alumni scientists

During the first week of the Governor's School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University, high school juniors and seniors got an opportunity to learn from two of the university's high-achieving physics graduates.

Who was Austin Peay? Learn more about what separates APSU from other schools in the area!

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