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 Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University - Boone, NC

Dougherty Administration Building, Boone, North Carolina 28608

General information:(828)262-2000
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:17,344(15,460 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
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
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,491 $5,251 $5,538 -5%
Out-of-state $15,112 $16,563 $17,586 -6%
Books and supplies $700 $700 $700 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,400 $6,600 $6,810 -3%
Other $2,800 $2,900 $2,900 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,600 $7,770 $7,860 -1%
Other $3,100 $3,200 $3,200 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,100 $3,200 $3,200 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $14,391 $15,451 $15,948 0%
Off Campus $14,891 $16,921 $17,298 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,291 $9,151 $9,438 0%
On Campus $25,012 $26,763 $27,996 -4%
Off Campus $25,512 $28,233 $29,346 -3%
Off Campus with Family $18,912 $20,463 $21,486 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,153
In-state fees $2,385
Out-of-state tuition $15,201
Out-of-state fees $2,385
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan X
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,651
In-state fee $2,415
Out-of-state tuition $15,463
Out-of-state fees $2,415
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,879 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,236 44% $8,413,617 $6,807
Federal grants 665 24% $2,946,083 $4,430
Pell grants 663 23% $2,440,379 $3,681
Other federal grants 597 21% $505,704 $847
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,009 36% $3,336,720 $3,307
Institutional grants or scholarships 961 34% $2,130,814 $2,217
Student loan aid 1,271 45% $6,410,896 $5,044
Federal student loans 1,204 43% $5,767,742 $4,790
Other student loans 124 4% $643,154 $5,187
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,477 49% $48,690,740 $6,512
Pell grants 3,973 26% $15,739,241 $3,962
Federal student loans 6,666 44% $40,360,990 $6,055


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 $8,274 $8,397 $8,710
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,574 $5,478 $4,931
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,609 $5,936 $6,346
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,305 $9,728 $9,375
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,927 $13,633 $14,197
$110,001 and more $13,429 $14,226 $15,131

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 17,344
Undergraduate enrollment 15,460
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 991
Graduate enrollment 1,884

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$55

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$55

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 12,434 5,594 6,840
Percent admitted 68% 63% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 63% 23% 23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2715 96%
ACT 623 22%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 510 610
SAT Math 530 610
SAT Writing 490 590
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 22 26
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 107105
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1427
Field Hockey -20
Football 115-
Golf 168
Soccer 2733
Softball -21
Tennis 119
Volleyball -12
Wrestling 37-


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1942 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

11/01/1976 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 levels

07/31/2005 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

08/01/1989 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/27/2008 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

09/01/1997 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1953 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

09/01/1997 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 schools

01/01/1954 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession204
Drug law violations151123 142
Liquor law violations149113233
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 001
Drug law violations 8168106
Liquor law violations 8267108
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 534
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 011
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 222110
Motor vehicle theft 212
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 424
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 1191
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
• (!) 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


Default Rate3%
Number in default73
Number in repayment2,423

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00290600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning4----
Category total15----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Area Studies, Other009--
Women's Studies0----
Category total009--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3-11--
Category total85-11--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Actuarial Science5----
Business Administration and Management, General10-36--
Business/Managerial Economics0----
Construction Management1----
Finance, General76---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General3----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce1----
Management Information Systems, General10---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General21----
Category total622687--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Public Relations/Image Management67----
Radio and Television1----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2----
Category total265----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science26012--
Category total26012--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education10----
Biology Teacher Education5----
Business Teacher Education5----
Chemistry Teacher Education2----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-1743--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--13--
Curriculum and Instruction--25--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education6----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities28----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---016
Educational/Instructional Technology-198--
Elementary Education and Teaching226-25--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education26-2--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education11----
French Language Teacher Education0----
Health Teacher Education2----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--2923-
History Teacher Education61-13--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching40-22--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching20-2--
Mathematics Teacher Education26-2--
Music Teacher Education33-6--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1----
Physics Teacher Education1----
Reading Teacher Education--62--
Secondary School Administration/Principalship--19--
Social Studies Teacher Education6----
Spanish Language Teacher Education6----
Special Education and Teaching, General--17--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other1----
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education2----
Category total541183782316
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Technology/Technician3-18--
Solar Energy Technology/Technician2----
Category total32-18--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1-5--
Category total70-5--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General17----
Child Development17----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General13----
Category total47----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature2----
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-07--
Spanish Language and Literature6----
Category total3607--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer12----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General45-4--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management33----
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--11--
Music Therapy/Therapist5-2--
Public Health Education and Promotion1----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse17----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--41--
Category total165-66--
History Colleges
History, General4-8--
Public/Applied History--9--
Category total46-17--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies125-7--
Category total125-7--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies4----
Category total4----
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science--43--
Category total--43--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General3-3--
Statistics, General1----
Category total21-3--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies1----
Category total9-4--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science2----
Environmental Studies1----
Category total43----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science77-14--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General62----
Category total139-14--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies3----
Category total22----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General33----
Geology/Earth Science, General11----
Physics, General2-10--
Category total63-10--
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--9--
Counseling Psychology--0--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--9--
Psychology, General4-4--
School Psychology--77-
Category total224-297-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration--19--
Social Work61-11--
Category total61-30--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General9----
Political Science and Government, General2-9--
Category total261529--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General3----
Commercial Photography2----
Dance, General3----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General10----
Fine and Studio Arts Management6----
Fine/Studio Arts, General1----
Graphic Design1----
Industrial and Product Design13----
Interior Design26----
Music Management24----
Music Performance, General2-9--
Category total242-9--
Grand total154297883016