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IPEDS ID: 100812
OPE ID: 00100800
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Athens State University
300 N Beaty St, Athens, Alabama 35611
General information:  (256) 233-8100
Website:  www.athens.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  3,170 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty84114
Instructional84114
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average undergraduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$5,010
In-state fees$750
Out-of-state tuition$10,020
In-state fees$750
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,29167%$5,050,555$2,205
Pell grants1,40241%$4,843,967$3,455
Federal student loans2,14363%$11,475,611$5,355
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2012-2013, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,170
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment738
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%Student Gender:
Male: 35%
Female: 65%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 36%
25 and over: 64%
Age unknown: 0%
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 52%
Enrolled in some distance education: 35%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 13%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General22
Category total22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting107d
Business Administration and Management, General126d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other39d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General25d
Information Resources Management8d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management31d
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management37d
Category total373d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General35d
Category total35d
Education
Elementary Education and Teaching130
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching18
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching15
Special Education and Teaching, General37
Technical Teacher Education18d
Category total218d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General40
Category total40
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other6
Category total6
History
History, General5
Category total5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies16
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician13
Category total29
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies49
Category total49
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General37
Category total37
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other19
Natural Sciences1
Category total20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management11
Category total11
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies7d
Category total7d
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1
Category total1
Psychology
Psychology, General25
Category total25
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General1
Social Sciences, General17
Sociology2
Category total20
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General9
Category total9
Grand total907
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1955 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools9/1/1997 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary011
Motor vehicle theft010
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate9.4%7.8%6.4%
Number in default846348
Number in repayment892802744
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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