Austin Peay State University

601 College St, Clarksville, TN 37044

School Details

Austin Peay State University hosts distance education degrees and courses through APSU Online and Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP).


RODP is a network of higher education institutions collaboratively working through the Tennessee Board of Regents to expand distance education opportunities, while APSU Online is the extended learning division at Austin Peay State University. 

Online degrees include associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and a teacher education and licensure program. Students can enroll in the Associate of Science Liberal Arts program or pursue a bachelor degree, including, but not limited to, fields of: communication, computer science, criminal justice, medical technology, nursing, political science, public management, and professional studies. Master’s degrees range from studies in education and communication to professional studies and nursing. Educator programs include add-on endorsements and professional development.

Some programs are hybrid and do require on-campus components, while other courses may require proctored exams. Coursework is asynchronous, but classes follow that of traditional calendars with set assignments and deadlines. Online classes have the same start date as on-campus counterparts. In addition, distance education students have access to student services, including technical help, multimedia specialists, professional development resources, and academic advising. General requirements for admissions includes: official high school/college transcript(s), admission test scores, submission of the Proof of Immunization form, and a completed application.


Founded in 1927, and named for Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, serving at the time of the school’s establishment, the university originated as a normal school for educators. Today, Austin Peay State University (APSU) is a four-year public institution of higher education, and its main campus is located in the city of Clarksville, Tennessee. The university also maintains the Austin Peay Center in Fort Campbell , Kentucky (APCFC), which offers classes for both active duty military and civilians. An added satellite campus, Highland Crest, in Springfield, Tennessee offers upper division classes to reduce commute times for students earning a bachelor’s degree.

Austin Peay State University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and post-graduate certificates, and programs of study are housed in the following seven colleges and schools: 

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • School of Technology and Public Management

The vision of APSU 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.”


To apply for financial aid, students must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to determine eligibility. The Tennessee Promise program is state funded aid that covers tuition and fees, and provides a mentorship program for qualifying students. Other types of available aid include five different federal and state grants, the PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, scholarships and Federal Work Study. Austin Peay State is designated as “Military Friendly,” and offers in-state tuition rates for active duty soldiers, along with VA Benefits.


Austin Peay State University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia 30033-4097.





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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Post-master's certificate
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