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Appalachian State University
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  • Graduate School
  • BOONE, NC

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App State is a public graduate school in Boone, North Carolina. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,727 graduate students. Of the 39 graduate programs offered at Appalachian State University, 10 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Appalachian State University are Business, Social Work, and Accounting. 50% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,727
Part-Time Grad Students
857
Research Assistants
272
Teaching Assistants
241
Racial Diversity
  • White
    84.1%
  • African American
    5.5%
  • Hispanic
    4%
  • Multiracial
    2%
  • Unknown
    1.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    1.3%
  • Asian
    1.1%
  • Native American
    0.4%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Driven
    29%
  • Down-to-earth
    36%
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Organized
    7%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 14 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    21%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    21%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    57%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
86%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 14 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 14 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 14 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 14 responses
  • $100K+
    7%
  • $50K-$75K
    14%
  • $25K-$50K
    14%
  • <$25K
    64%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 14 responses
  • <$50K
    14%
  • Did not graduate yet
    86%
79%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 14 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
Median Household Income
$22,434
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$900
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$268,100
National
$217,500

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