Athens State University
Athens, AL 35611


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,063
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Tuition & Fees

Athens State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $0 and in-state students paid $0.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = --
Out of State Tuition
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Athens State University has enrolled a total of 3,063 students (1,217 students full-time and 1,846 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,063 students, 776 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 3,025 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 38 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,724 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 77%

Black/African American: 13%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Hispanic: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Asian: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Athens State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 33% 342 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 8% 84
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 7% 72 0
English Language And Literature/letters 5% 54
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 44
Social Sciences 3% 34
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 24
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 1% 10 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 1% 10
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1% 6 0

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Athens State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,900. Last year, out of the total 1,288 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,146 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,054 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 928 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,900 $38,500
Employment Rate 89% 88%
Total Graduates 1,288 1,054

Campus Location

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