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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.”

Deepesh Subedi
Deepesh Subedi
Nurse Practitioner

“For the people of my parents’ generation, when I go in with my nursing uniform and stethoscope around my neck, and I greet them in Nepali, they’re 10 percent better."

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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College of Arts and Letters
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College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
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Eriksson College of Education
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College of STEM
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College of Graduate Studies

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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You have to see this photo: Austin Peay flag flies in fighter jet navigating Britain’s famed Mach Loop
You have to see this photo: Austin Peay flag flies in fighter jet navigating Britain's famed Mach Loop

An Austin Peay State University Governors flag recently zipped through the skies of the United Kingdom in the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet.

Celebrating ROTC’s 50th year at Austin Peay: Lt. Col. Peter Lind
Celebrating ROTC's 50th year at Austin Peay: Lt. Col. Peter Lind

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Austin Peay State University is celebrating its 50th year. To mark the occasion, each month through the end of the year, we'll share one story of a Governor's Guard alumni or former leader. This month, we share the story of APSU alumnus retired Lt. Col. Peter Lind.

Now 20 years old, Sundquist Science Complex has helped Austin Peay grow
Now 20 years old, Sundquist Science Complex has helped Austin Peay grow

A Sept. 17, 2001, dedication ceremony not only celebrated the $38 million structure with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, modern offices and a towering atrium, but the event also marked a shift at APSU, especially for the departments of biology, chemistry, physics and agriculture.

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

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Miss Austin Peay Scholarship Pageant
Date: September 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: MMC Concert Hall
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Football at Eastern Kentucky
Date: September 25, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Richmond, KY
Sung Beats
Date: September 27, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: UC Plaza
Honoring Latino Military Heroes
Date: September 28, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: MUC Ballroom
Wellness Wednesday
Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: outside Art+Design building