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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
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  3,041 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  23 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty80105
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Average undergraduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$5,520
In-state fees$750
Out-of-state tuition$11,040
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, 2014-2015
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,14769%$5,279,971$2,459
Pell grants1,32442%$4,668,581$3,526
Federal student loans2,03765%$12,333,918$6,055
  • 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 2014-2015, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,041
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment683
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%Student Gender:
Male: 35%
Female: 65%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 78%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 32%
25 and over: 68%
Age unknown: 0%
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 55%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 11%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $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) 2014-2015
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, General12
Category total12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General112d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other42d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General33d
Information Resources Management3d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management42d
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management28d
Category total336d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General40d
Category total40d
Elementary Education and Teaching132
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching13
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14
Special Education and Teaching, General13
Technical Teacher Education12d
Category total184d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General29
Category total29
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other8
Category total8
History, General6
Category total6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies15
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician6
Category total21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies44
Category total44
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General18
Category total18
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other12
Category total12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management7
Category total7
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies8d
Category total8d
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4
Category total4
Psychology, General26
Category total26
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General2
Social Sciences, General14
Category total23
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General21
Category total21
Grand total799
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, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 113
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 213
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: $3,894
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $407
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
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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft010
  • 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate5.3%8.6%9.4%
Number in default518084
Number in repayment959929892
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)