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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:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  2,867 (2,688 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
Study abroad
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 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty8487
Instructional8487
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
In-state tuition$6,180
In-state fees$1,530
Out-of-state tuition$12,360
In-state fees$1,530
Graduate student tuition and fees
In-state tuition$6,936
In-state fees$1,224
Out-of-state tuition$12,000
Out-of-state fees$1,224
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,826$6,911,758$3,785
Pell grants1,201$5,659,763$4,713
Federal student loans1,367$11,436,951$8,366
  • 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 2019-2020, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment2,867
Undergraduate enrollment2,688
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment534
Graduate enrollment179
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 45%
Part-time: 55%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 31%
Female: 69%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 43%
25 and over: 57%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 25%
Part-time: 75%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 57%
Enrolled in some distance education: 35%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 8%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 99%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 1%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $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 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 65%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
  • 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, General16--
Category total16--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting67d-1
Business Administration and Management, General84d-1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General26d-4
Information Resources Management1d-4
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management24d12d3
Management Information Systems, General8d-2
Project Management--1
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management22d-8
Science/Technology Management33d-1
Category total265d12d25
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General17--
Information Technology4--
Category total21--
Education
Education, Other21d--
Elementary Education and Teaching95--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching28--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching6--
Special Education and Teaching, General13--
Technical Teacher Education17d30d-
Category total180d30d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General22--
Category total22--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other10d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1--
Category total11d--
History
History, General10--
Category total10--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies12-5
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management5--
Category total17-5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies38--
Category total38--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General18--
Category total18--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences13--
Category total13--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management9--
Category total9--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies5d6d-
Category total5d6d-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6--
Category total6--
Psychology
Psychology, General17--
Category total17--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General3--
Social Sciences, General13--
Sociology, General2--
Category total18--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General17--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Category total18--
Grand total6844830
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, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 71
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 5
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $4,603
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,490
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,946
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
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1955)12/07/2021
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since ((!)09/01/1997)TBD
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/100104.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary001
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate6.7%7.5%7.1%
Number in default596766
Number in repayment878893924
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)