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Austin Peay State University named top public university in Tennessee for Criminal Justice and Corrections Careers


Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University was recognized as the top public university in the state of Tennessee for its support of careers in criminal justice and corrections, according to rankings recently published by

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

APSU finished ninth overall on the list, and second behind only Bethel University among universities.

Austin Peay was also the only Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) university to finish among the Top 10.

The ranking system included an analysis of 28 post-secondary institutions in Tennessee offering programs in criminal justice or corrections.

The ranking combines information from student data, published surveys and other data collected from government agencies, such as the National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

A complete list of rankings for the state can be found at

For more information about APSU’s Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in homeland security, contact Dr. Tom O’Connor by telephone at 931.221.1477 or by e-mail




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