Austin Peay to cut out-of-state tuition by nearly half

Austin Peay
Posted at 3:53 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 16:53:01-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Austin Peay State University announced Wednesday it would be cutting out-of-state tuition by nearly half.

The 43.5 percent reduction was recommended by APSU Provost Dr. Rex Gandy.

“The majority of our students are from the Clarksville-Montgomery County area,” Dr. Gandy said. “It’s important for us to attract students from other states who bring different perspectives, culture and knowledge to our campus.”

The university says students living outside of Tennessee had paid about $11,000 per semester. The new rate cuts the price to less than $6,200 for 12 credit hours.

“In many cases, our tuition rates are now below what universities in other states offer their own residents,” Dr. Gandy said. “And students who choose to come here will find a thriving campus with a more than 200-year history.”

Austin Peay had record enrollment in Fall 2018 with more than 10,000 choosing to join the Governors with 23 percent of the growth coming from students outside Tennessee.