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

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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.

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
#47 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is 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?

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Can I Afford Athens State University?

6.7% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Athens State University is 6.7%. 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

1,202 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,688 undergraduate students at Athens State University, with 1,202 being full-time and 1,486 being part-time.


There are also 179 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,202 full-time undergraduates at Athens State University, 29% are male and 71% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 128
Hispanic or Latino 43
White 949
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 73

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

1,722 Took All Classes Online
2,660 Took At Least One Class Online
0.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Athens State University. In 2019-2020, 2,660 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Athens State University Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Athens State University was $7,710 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $13,890. The following table shows how Athens State University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Technical Teacher Education #1 #1
Other Education #7 #27
Other Education #7 #27
Teacher Education Subject Specific #7 #4

Online Growth Rankings of Athens State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Athens State University was 0.5%. This is the #598 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Athens State University regardless of major.

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 #3
Other Education #77
Other Education #77
Teacher Education Subject Specific #199

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.

Other Education 0
General Special Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Technical Teacher Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 0


*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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