Acceptance Rate


Avg.Financial Aid



About Athens State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Location & Contact


300 N Beaty St


Email: N/A
Phone: 2562338100
Fax: 2562338100
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  • Four disciplines in Athens State’s College of Business have been ranked in the top 10 online disciplines with affordable tuition rates.

  • The disciplines of the university are ranked accordingly. Accounting is ranked 5th, Business is ranked 9th, Human Resources and Information Technology is ranked 6th.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range


ACT Range


Application Fee



Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA


Accept Common App


Athens State University emphasizes a student-centered approach to teaching, learning, and University life by expanding educational opportunities and social mobility through high quality instructional and student support services that are both accessible and affordable. The university makes sure that its pass-outs have an in-depth understanding of a discipline that will prepare them for careers or further studies, showing evidence of applying quality research to real situations.

Since the university curriculum consists of a wide variety of programs under various colleges, it does not have any uniform admissions process.  It varies greatly from program to program and the types of degree pursued. However, the general admission process for undergraduate admissions consists of the following process:

  1. Complete and submit an Admission Application and pay the applicable fee. You must also submit official/unofficial transcripts for review before acceptance and before you register for classes.
  2. You will be notified of your acceptance status via the contact information provided on your application once your application materials have been reviewed.
  3. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions from each college or university that you have previously attended.
  4. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid if you plan to apply for financial aid from federal, state, or employer-sponsored tuition assistance programs.
  5. It is recommended that you contact the appropriate counselor in the Transfer Student Success Center. Transfer Center counselors provide assistance with transfer of credit and assignment of faculty advisors.
  6. As a new student, you will be assigned an Athens State student email address. This email address is used as the official means of communication with students by University faculty and staff. You can access your email account 24 hours after acceptance to the University through the Athens State Online link on the University home page and selecting Personal Information.
  7. Contact your faculty advisor during your first semester at Athens State. Faculty advisors hold office hours during the regular semester, but may not during semester breaks. It is strongly recommended that you confirm faculty office hours or schedule an appointment before traveling long distances to the campus.

 For graduate admissions, the prospective candidates must follow the following admissions procedure:

  1. Submit a completed graduate admissions application and pay any required application fees. The application fee will be waived for Athens State alumni or students who will be graduating from Athens State University at the end of the semester during which the application is submitted.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (excluding Athens State) at the undergraduate or graduate level, with transcripts from at least one regionally accredited college or university documenting conferral of a bachelor’s degree, or transcripts from at least one regionally accredited college or university documenting in progress courses AND an official letter from that college or university confirming bachelor’s degree conferral when the in-progress courses are completed.
  3. Official transcripts must indicate that the student is in good standing at all institutions attended and document the minimum overall grade-point average as required by the program.
  4. Submit official test scores as required by the particular program (e.g., GMAT, GRE) and any additional documents as required by the program (see below).
  5. Submit all additional documents required by the program selected on the graduate application. If the program requires additional documents or allows prospective students to apply by submitting portfolios in lieu of test scores, all required supporting documents must be submitted as part of a complete application.
  6. Meet all published deadlines for the submission of application materials.

Office of Admissions

For questions regarding admission, contact the Office of Admissions: (mail) Athens State University Office of Admissions, 300 North Beaty Street, Athens, AL 35611; (phone) 256-233-8130; (email) admissions@athens.edu. Prospective students may also visit the Admissions webpage and apply online at https://www.athens.edu/admissions/. The Office of Admissions is located on the lower level of the Sandridge Student Center.

Annual Cost to Attend

We understand the fact that you might want to know more about the cost of attendance as you plan to apply to Athens State University. Therefore, we will try to provide you with all the data we can. The cost of attendance for this university will include the expenses for tuition and fees. Laboratory fees of $53 are charged to the students as a part of the curriculum. Auditing and internship fee is also charged and the amount varies with respect to your course fee.

Athens State University does not provide any on-campus boarding facilities. However, we are unable to provide the estimated total cost of attendance due to a lack of information available. You may visit the official website for more details regarding the total costs. Also, keep watching this space for all latest regarding the same.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Teacher Education and Professional...

175 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

148 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

78 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

49 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

46 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

33 Graduates

Biology, General

29 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

29 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

24 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

24 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

23 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

19 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

18 Graduates

Psychology, General

17 Graduates


16 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

11 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

11 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

9 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

8 Graduates


7 Graduates

Fire Protection

4 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

4 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

2 Graduates

Political Science and Government

2 Graduates


2 Graduates


1 Graduates

Education, Other

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




77% White

3% Unknown

13% Black

3% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

0 Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$50,752 per year

Campus Life


The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Not applicable

Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors


Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000



Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$143 - 262

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The goal of the Office of Student Financial Aid of Athens State University is to assist students in securing a quality education without missing an opportunity because of their financial situation. It meets its goal through two major objectives - Supplement the efforts of its students (and those supporting its students) in meeting educational costs and Provide financial aid to students who would be unable to attend this institution without such assistance.

Athens State University can assist qualified students with grants, loans, and scholarships from Federal, State, Institutional, and other funding sources. The average financial aid amount paid by the college is about $3293. Students seeking financial assistance should first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal School Code for the university is 001008.

Various types of financial aid are being provided by the institution. Federal aid includes grants like Pell grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Teach Grant, and loans like Direct PLUS Loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, and Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

State aid includes grants like the Alabama Student Assistance Program and the Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program. Apart from these, there are also Institutional Aids like Excellent Transfer Scholarship, Athenian Excellence Transfer Scholarship, and Empowerment Transfer Scholarship. The students should complete the admissions and process the financial aid early for consideration.

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