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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
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  3,114 (2,967 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 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 – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty81115
Instructional81115
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
In-state tuition$5,940
In-state fees$750
Out-of-state tuition$11,880
In-state fees$750
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$7,800
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,08069%$4,867,723$2,340
Pell grants1,34845%$4,282,904$3,177
Federal student loans2,00066%$11,830,681$5,915
  • 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 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2017
Total enrollment3,114
Undergraduate enrollment2,967
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment623
Graduate enrollment147
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 41%
Part-time: 59%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 33%
Female: 67%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 36%
25 and over: 64%
Age unknown: 0%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 19%
Part-time: 81%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 61%
Enrolled in some distance education: 29%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 11%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 98%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $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.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 48%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 48%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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, General29
Category total29
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting78d
Business Administration and Management, General95d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other48d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General24d
Information Resources Management2d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management36d
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management14d
Category total297d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General23
Category total23
Education
Education, Other1
Elementary Education and Teaching148
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching27
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching23
Special Education and Teaching, General18
Technical Teacher Education23d
Category total240d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General29
Category total29
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other4
Category total4
History
History, General7
Category total7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies19
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician4
Category total23
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies33
Category total33
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General15
Category total15
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other24
Category total24
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management8
Category total8
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies9d
Category total9d
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1
Category total1
Psychology
Psychology, General17
Category total17
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General2
Social Sciences, General11
Sociology2
Category total15
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General10
Category total10
Grand total784
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 95
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 64
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 11
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,470
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,248
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,852
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • 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
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
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 Year201520142013
Default rate7.1%5.4%5.3%
Number in default664951
Number in repayment924901959
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)