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With record fall enrollment, APSU now Tennessee’s fastest-growing public university

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – It’s official – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is the fastest-growing public university in the state.

At a time when most colleges and universities are struggling to attract students, Austin Peay State University’s 4.7 percent increase far outpaced other schools and helped the University set a record enrollment this fall with 10,954 students.

Austin Peay State University (APSU) students gather in the Dunn Center for Freshman Convocation on August 24th, 2018. (Denzil Wyatt, APSU)

Austin Peay State University (APSU) students gather in the Dunn Center for Freshman Convocation on August 24th, 2018. (Denzil Wyatt, APSU)

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APSU alumnus, staff member Johnathan Button enrolls in doctorate program at Johns Hopkins

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The associate director of Austin Peay State University’s Office of Financial Aid, Johnathan Button, has spent the better part of a decade finding ways for APSU students to finance their education.

Himself a former student worker in the department, Button found his calling at a time when Austin Peay and its rapidly-growing student population needed him the most.

Austin Peay State University’s Office of Financial Aid associate director Johnathan Button.

Austin Peay State University’s Office of Financial Aid associate director Johnathan Button.

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Dual Admission Agreement announced by APSU, Volunteer State Community College

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College have made it easier to complete the work necessary to achieve a college degree.

Through a dual admission agreement, students who meet the admissions criteria can now complete an associate degree at VSCC and receive admission to APSU in order to work toward a bachelor’s degree. Students may also complete courses at APSU, which may be transferred back to VSCC to help fulfill associate degree requirements.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University early numbers show Enrollment Gains

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Emily Crain, a Stewart County native, arrived at Austin Peay State University last month as part of a wave of new graduate students who are helping bolster the University’s enrollment.

She picked APSU as the place to earn her master’s degree in school counseling because she believes the University will prepare her to make a difference in the lives of young men and women.

Austin Peay State University Freshmen

Austin Peay State University Freshmen

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Austin Peay State University waiving fees for active duty soldiers at APSU Fort Campbell Center

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A recent change to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Tuition Assistance program is causing active-duty military personnel to pay out-of-pocket cash for fees associated with pursuing a college education, but Austin Peay State University is working to eliminate this financial burden affecting its military students.

Beginning with the Fall II semester, APSU will waive online fees and technology access fees for active-duty personnel taking classes at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

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New organization at APSU give voice to nontraditional students

 

APSU Non-Traditional Student SocietyClarksville, TN – A sizeable portion of the Austin Peay State University population – around 42 percent – is made up of what is generally termed as nontraditional students. These individuals include single mothers, active duty military and veterans and just about anyone who didn’t enroll in college immediately after high school.

For years, these students struggled to create their own unique identity on the APSU campus, and this year they finally succeed with the formation of the Non-Traditional Student Society. The students initially chartered a chapter with the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. Then APSU’s Office of Student Life and Leadership approved the creation of the organization earlier this fall, giving these students a venue to network, support each other and voice their concerns. «Read the rest of this article»

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