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Located in Athens, Alabama, Athens State University is a public institution. Athens is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

175 Undergraduate Degrees
35 Graduate Degrees

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Athens State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Athens State University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#128 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Athens State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Value Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Athens State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#7 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#12 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#48 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Athens State University?

Location of Athens State University

Contact details for Athens State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 N Beaty St, Athens, AL 35611
Phone: 256-233-8100

How Do I Get Into Athens State University?

You can apply to Athens State University online at:

Can I Afford Athens State University?

7.5% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Athens State University is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Athens State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,194 Full-Time Undergraduates
70% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,774 undergraduate students at Athens State University, with 1,194 being full-time and 1,580 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Athens State University

There are also 167 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,194 full-time undergraduates at Athens State University, 30% are male and 70% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Athens State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Athens State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Athens State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 122
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 939
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 88

Over 7 countries are represented at Athens State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Colombia, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Athens State University

2,049 Took All Classes Online
2,822 Took At Least One Class Online
5.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Athens State University. In 2017-2018, 2,822 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Athens State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 10th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Athens State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Athens State University was 5.8%. This is the #71 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Athens State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Athens State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Teacher Education Subject Specific 40%
Technical Teacher Education 59%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Athens State University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Athens State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Technical Teacher Education #1
Teacher Education Subject Specific #15

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Athens State University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 95 0 95
Technical Teacher Education 23 35 58
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 21 0 21
General Special Education 15 0 15
Other Education 12 0 12
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 9 0 9
TOTAL 175 35 210


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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