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IPEDS ID: 197869
OPE ID: 00290600
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Appalachian State University
Dougherty Administration Building, Boone, North Carolina 28608
General information:  (828) 262-2000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  18,026 (16,255 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty920351
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-475
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$700$700$700$7000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,810$7,224$7,160$7,7538.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,860$7,960$7,960$8,2303.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$15,948$17,833$19,058$19,3871.7%
Off Campus$17,298$18,869$20,158$20,1640.0%
Off Campus with Family$9,438$10,909$12,198$11,934-2.2%
On Campus$27,996$29,881$31,266$32,5544.1%
Off Campus$29,346$30,917$32,366$33,3313.0%
Off Campus with Family$21,486$22,957$24,406$25,1012.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$4,303
In-state fees$2,781
Out-of-state tuition$16,248
Out-of-state fees$2,781
  • First year/first time students are required to live in on-campus housing, however some students appeal to live with family. Students living w/ family may have their financial aid packaged with an estimated board expense of $3,230 (2014-15). "Other expenses" include $1,400 Health Insurance if student does not prove already having insurance and $81 Loan Fees, both included in financial aid packaging (2014-15).
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition planX
  • The "other" alternative tuition plan offered is through Higher One called Tuition Payment Plan.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,00770%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,18041%$9,393,853$7,961
Federal grants73325%$3,073,708$4,193
Pell grants73225%$3,009,782$4,112
Other federal grants1174%$63,926$546
State/local government grant or scholarships79328%$2,337,352$2,947
Institutional grants or scholarships1,12339%$3,982,793$3,547
Student loan aid1,41149%$7,846,435$5,561
Federal student loans1,38648%$7,270,517$5,246
Other student loans632%$575,918$9,142
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,28145%$50,954,316$6,998
Pell grants4,34927%$17,308,009$3,980
Federal student loans7,52847%$48,258,253$6,411
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$8,874$10,203$11,508
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$5,559$6,845$7,671
$30,001 – $48,000$6,889$8,379$9,545
$48,001 – $75,000$10,828$12,358$13,870
$75,001 – $110,000$15,588$17,096$18,266
$110,001 and more$15,859$17,536$18,782
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment18,026
Undergraduate enrollment16,255
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,360
Graduate enrollment1,771
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 86%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 88%
Out-of-state: 11%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 48%
Part-time: 52%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 11%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 28%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 69%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants13,5065,7837,723
Percent admitted63%59%65%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%37%35%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading530620
SAT Math530620
SAT Writing500600
ACT Composite2327
ACT English2328
ACT Math2327
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 88%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 70%
Transfer-out rate: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 40%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 68%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 63%
Female: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 44%
Asian: 88%
Black or African American: 60%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
White: 70%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 65%
Non-resident alien: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Food Science and Technology, Other0---
Category total0---
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning7---
Category total7---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Area Studies, Other111-0
Women's Studies2---
Category total311-0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General7717--
Category total12717--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science11---
Business Administration and Management, General136d47--
Business/Managerial Economics0---
Construction Management61---
Finance, General49--6
Hospitality Administration/Management, General30---
International Business/Trade/Commerce27---
Management Information Systems, General45---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General79---
Category total546d86-6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management55---
Radio and Television43---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric37---
Category total215d---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science345--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration---0
Category total345-0
Art Teacher Education14---
Biology Teacher Education5---
Business Teacher Education6d---
Chemistry Teacher Education1---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-44-16
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-18--
Curriculum and Instruction-20d--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education3---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities34---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--1014d
Educational/Instructional Technology-51d-0d
Elementary Education and Teaching17733-0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education303--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education4---
French Language Teacher Education1---
Health Teacher Education11---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-270d15
History Teacher Education418--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching3415--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching30---
Mathematics Teacher Education199--
Music Teacher Education166--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching33---
Reading Teacher Education-66--
Secondary School Administration/Principalship-1d-0d
Spanish Language Teacher Education13---
Special Education and Teaching, General-6--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other0---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels---0d
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education8---
Category total480d307d10d45d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician-15--
Solar Energy Technology/Technician62---
Category total6215--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General605--
Category total605--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General19---
Child Development20---
Category total39---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature3---
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other0---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-10-0
Spanish Language and Literature26---
Category total2910-0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer15---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General56---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management29---
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-11--
Music Therapy/Therapist96--
Public Health Education and Promotion70d---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse97d---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-41--
Category total309d66--
History, General6215--
Category total6215--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies14210--
Category total14210--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies27---
Category total27---
Library Science
Library and Information Science-22d--
Category total-22d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General204--
Statistics, General2---
Category total224--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies32--5
Category total32--5
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science18---
Environmental Studies72---
Category total90---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science15315--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General80---
Category total23315--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1---
Religion/Religious Studies14---
Category total22---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General39---
Geology/Earth Science, General27---
Physics, General2113--
Category total8713--
Clinical Psychology-8--
Counseling Psychology-0--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-9--
Psychology, General2525--
School Psychology-4-4
Category total25226-4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-25--
Social Work6233--
Category total6258--
Social Sciences
Economics, General32---
Political Science and Government, General908--
Category total22818-39d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General12---
Commercial Photography21---
Dance, General8---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General15---
Fine and Studio Arts Management8---
Fine/Studio Arts, General22---
Graphic Design56---
Industrial and Product Design12---
Interior Design18---
Music Management15---
Music Performance, General218--
Category total2088--
Grand total3,3787111099
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 208
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 21
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 51
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,444
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,338
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,778
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,327
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined98106
Field Hockey21
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1942 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics11/1/1976 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship7/1/1994 -  Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2005 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs5/4/2001 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/1989 -  Accredited
Master's program in speech-language pathology (MSLP)8/1/2015 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/27/2008 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1997 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)10/1/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1953 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1997 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession412
Drug law violations140133107
Liquor law violations175168200
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession111
Drug law violations1068865
Liquor law violations108122148
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible487
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible476
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate3.4%4.8%3.6%
Number in default10713997
Number in repayment3,0842,8852,622
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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