Austin Peay State University
About Austin Peay State University
\Named in honor of Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, who served from 1923-1927, Austin Peay State University, founded in 1927, is a comprehensive state-assisted university with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students. It is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation.
The University has a diverse degree program offering 57 majors with more than 91 different areas of concentration to earn a bachelor's, master's or education specialist degree.
Among its many points of distinction are its designation as the state university for centers of excellence in creative arts and field biology, and endowed chairs of excellence in creative arts, business, free enterprise and nursing.
Austin Peay's 72 buildings, 167-acre main campus is designed in Georgian architecture and on the Jeffersonian model, with large, open spaces and a main quadrangle at its center.
Its new facilities include a state of the art science-education complex, University Center, and a new 75,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center.
The athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA Division I. The University fields 16 competitive sports and myriad intramural sports.
An integral part of Clarksville, Tennessee, a growing city of over 110,000 located 45 minutes northwest of Nashville, the University has experienced rapid growth during the past decade.
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