Austin Peay State University has a transformative presence in the Middle Tennessee region and across the world.

The University has a solid record for developing innovative programs and partnerships – including the nation’s first registered teacher apprenticeship program, the state of Tennessee’s only four-year rotary wing flight program and several nationally ranked curriculums.

With Fulbright Scholars on the faculty and Goldwater Scholars among 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.

Its alumni — from Fortune 500 company executives to state and federal judges and members of the Tennessee General Assembly — are committed to improving the quality of life for all individuals. The University provides programs to enhance the area’s economic and cultural development, including athletic events and performances sponsored by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

Founded in 1927 and named for former Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, this once small teachers’ college has developed into a thriving university praised by major media outlets and the White House.