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Austin Peay State University

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About Austin Peay State 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.

Campus information

Clarksville Campus

Located just 45 minutes from Nashville in downtown Clarksville, Tenn., Austin Peay's main campus is home to programs offering bachelor's  and master's degrees. Campus features include the following:

  • The state's only Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, which brings renowned performers, writers, artists and musicians to campus to work with students and perform for the community.
  • The state's only Center of Excellence for Field Biology, which enables students to work with professional field biologists in the study of mammals, insects, fish, plants and more.
  • The Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, which offers group fitness classes, outdoor adventures, an indoor track, a pool and more.
  • A variety of campus dining locations, including a cafeteria, convenience stores, fast food options, Subway and, soon, Starbucks.
  • Residence halls offering options ranging from private rooms (limited) to family accommodations.
  • APSU athletics venues, where fans with an APSU student I.D. or military I.D. are admitted free to all regular-season matches.
  • State-of-the-art learning facilities.
  • A concert hall that has been ranked alongside Carnegie Hall for its acoustics and aesthetics.
  • Ballrooms and meeting spaces (available for public use/rental).

The Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell

An extension of Austin Peay State University’s main campus in Clarksville, Tenn., APCFC offers:

  • Online and on-site classes
  • Fast-track terms that last just eight weeks (five terms per year)
  • In-state tuition rates for active duty military personnel and residents of seven Kentucky counties
  • ACE evaluation of military credit and SOCAD agreements
  • On-site academic advisement, administrative services and VA and financial aid representatives
  • Tuition rate discounts on freshman and sophomore courses for active duty military personnel stationed at Fort Campbell and their family members
  • Modern facilities featuring the latest technology 

Highland Crest Campus

At the Highland Crest Campus, Austin Peay partners with Vol State Community College, in an effort to bring educational opportunities to students in a convenient and economical way. We offer upper division classes in several degree programs so students can finish a bachelor's degree without having to commute to the main campus.


APSU is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, the state's fifth largest and youngest city.


Freshman Residence Halls

  • Governors Terrace North 
  • Blount Hall 
  • Castle Heights 
  • Harvill Hall (Honors hall for both Freshmen and Upperclassmen)
  • Sevier Hall 

Sophomore and above Residence Halls/Apartments 

  • Eriksson Hall 
  • Governors Terrace South 
  • Hand Village 
  • Harvill Hall 
  • Meacham Apartments 
  • Two Rivers Apartments 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 4


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