Austin Peay State University
For nearly 90 years, Austin Peay State University has been a transformative presence in the Middle Tennessee region and the world. The University provides programs to enhance the economic and cultural development of this area, and its alumni, from U.S. congressmen to executives with Fortune 500 companies, are committed to improving the quality of life for all individuals. Named for former Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, this once small, teachers college has developed into a thriving university praised by major media outlets and individuals such as Bill Gates and President Obama. The school’s reputation has grown because it provides top-quality education to its students, with nationally ranked programs like the Master of Science in management and the Master of Arts in communication. With Fulbright Scholars on the faculty and Goldwater Scholars in the student population, Austin Peay continues to attract attention and rise on the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of Top Public Schools.