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Austin State Peay University

Austin Peay State University is a comprehensive university committed to raising the educational attainment of the citizenry, developing programs and services that address regional needs, and providing collaborative opportunities that connect university expertise with private and public resources. Collectively, these endeavors contribute significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, physical, and cultural development of the region. APSU prepares students to be engaged and productive citizens, while recognizing that society and the marketplace require global awareness and continuous learning. This mission will be accomplished by:

  • Offering undergraduate, graduate, and student support programs designed to promote critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and leadership;
  • Expanding access opportunities and services to traditional and nontraditional students, including the use of multiple delivery systems, flexible scheduling, and satellite locations;
  • Promoting equal access, diversity, an appreciation of all cultures, and respect for all persons;
  • Serving the military community at Fort Campbell through complete academic programs;
  • Providing academic services that support student persistence to graduation;
  • Fostering a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life; and
  • Developing programs (credit and noncredit), conducting research, and providing services that contribute significantly to the quality of life, learning, and workforce development needs of the region.

Vision Statement

APSU's vision is to create a collaborative, integrative learning community, instilling in students habits of critical inquiry as they gain knowledge, skills, and values for life and work in a global society.

Regional Accreditation

Austin Peay State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, education specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Austin Peay State University. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Regional accreditation provides support of essential University
functions, including:

  • Access to federal financial aid, grants and other federal support
  • Ability for students to transfer credit hours to other institutions of higher education, if the credits are appropriate to the designated curriculum and meet the receiving institution's requirements
  • Recognition of the earned bachelor's degree when applying to graduate schools
  • Can assist students in meeting one of the eligibility requirements, of a relevant bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, in order for the student to sit for professional licensure exams
  • Demonstration of institutional effectiveness

Program Accreditation

Austin Peay has numerous programs accredited through special program accreditation agencies. These accreditations are earned after rigorous evaluation and proof of excellence within of the field of study and degree level. These program accrediting agencies are on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission's list of approved accreditors.

Application Process

We are excited that you are interested in Austin Peay! Your needs are specific to you...and Austin Peay wants to make your Admissions experience as easy as possible. The process to apply is dependant upon your status. Choose the group below that best fits you and we will walk you through what you need to do to apply:

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.

Large enough to offer you a broad range of educational and social options, but small enough to treat you like an individual.

Discover more about what Austin Peay has to offer you!

Academic Achievement

APSU seeks to engage our students, faculty and staff in academic activity that contributes to our Vision Statement.

Vision Statement

APSU's vision is to create a collaborative, integrative learning community, instilling in students habits of critical inquiry as they gain knowledge, skills, and values for life and work in a global society.

Austin Peay State University will provide the environment and services to nurture student growth that can result in academic achievement and success.

 

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