Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 18,295
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 5,681 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
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

Admission

68%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Appalachian State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 13,202 applications and 9,020 students were granted admission. Appalachian State University is at the #66 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 56% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 51% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1030 to 1240
ACT23 to 27

Application Fee

$55
Undergrad students
$55
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Appalachian State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $18,675 and in-state students paid $4,159.

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

$10,167
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$4,159
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$18,675
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 68% of Appalachian State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 27% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,281 (which is 3.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Appalachian State University in 2016-2017, was 1,457, which is 48% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,081 (which is 4.2% below the national average.)

$4,281
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,081
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
68%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Appalachian State University has enrolled a total of 18,295 students (16,487 students full-time and 1,808 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 18,295 students, 1,596 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 16,595 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,700 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 951 students for distance studies.

18,295
Total Enrollment
1,596
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 84%

Hispanic: 5%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Appalachian 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
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 16% 426
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 13% 328
Education 12% 320 254
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 9% 229 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 128
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 92 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 3% 88 0
Social Sciences 3% 66
Psychology 2% 65
Library Science 2% 42 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

72%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Appalachian State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

2%
Still enrolled
13%
Dropout rate
13%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$30,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Appalachian State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,800. Last year, out of the total 3,691 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,470 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,508 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,227 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,800 $36,800
Employment Rate 94% 92%
Total Graduates 3,691 3,508

Campus Location

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