Athens State University

Athens State University

Athens State University, also referred to as ASU, is situated in Athens, Alabama, United States. It was founded in the year 1822 and originally called Athens Female Academy. ASU became a university in 1998. Students can choose from various areas of study including accounting, elementary education, biology, mathematics, and religion. Online degree programs are also available for outstation students. ASU is organized into three degree-granting colleges, which are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education

The official mascot of ASU's sports teams is the Bear. Students participate in sports such as table tennis and volleyball. ASU is home to many student clubs and organizations including the Art Club, Math and Computer Science Club, and Accounting Club.

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Athens State University
300 N Beaty St
Athens , AL 35611
General Phone: (256) 233-8100

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Athens State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management253business management, accounting, human resources, business and related services
Education and Teaching253special ed, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, physical education teaching, trade and industrial teaching
Liberal Arts114social services, political science, sociology, history, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Security and Law Enforcement29criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
Computer Science and Engineering23computer and info science
Science22chemistry, physics, biology
Therapy and Counseling21psychology
Art Studies6art studies
Religion and Philosophy6religion
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4sports and fitness management
Medicine2health professions
Engineering Technician2electromechanical instrument tech

Number of programs and degrees for Athens State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree75629

Athens State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Athens State had a total enrollment of 3,072 students (2,563 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 12%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 0%
20-21 9%
22-24 23%
25-29 21%
30-34 14%
35-39 12%
40-49 16%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Athens State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Athens, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Athens State Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Athens State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Athens State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 100800)

Athens State Faculty

Athens State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track138

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$101,9060*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$81,6801*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$84,0492*
Associate professoracademic year5$72,53215$71,913
Assistant professoracademic year19$56,63917$61,474
Instructoracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year42$69,35736$67,178

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Athens State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Athens State Apart:

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Top 6%Athens State % of degrees in mathematics
Number of students
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Top 9%Athens State Number of students
% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 12%Athens State % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% students 40 years or older
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Top 14%Athens State % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 17%Athens State % of degrees in business and management
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Top 18%Athens State Salaries of full-time faculty
Female % of student body
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Top 18%Athens State Female % of student body
Number of degree programs
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Top 19%Athens State Number of degree programs

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