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Appalachian 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 Accounting, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and Business. 50% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

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 9 responses
  • Driven
    22%
  • Down-to-earth
    33%
  • Friendly
    44%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 9 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    22%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    22%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    56%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.9 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 9 responses
  • $100K+
    11%
  • $50K-$75K
    22%
  • $25K-$50K
    22%
  • <$25K
    44%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 9 responses
  • <$50K
    11%
  • Did not graduate yet
    89%
89%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.9 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$19,574
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$794
National
$949
Median Home Value
$260,700
National
$184,700
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Appalachian State University Reviews

25 reviews
Appalachian State is a great school and has many great faculty and staff. The staff are always there for you when you need help/resources throughout your college education here. Also, the teachers are always available via office hours, email, and sometimes by cellphone (depending on the teacher). This school is very diverse in culture, races, and religions! There is plenty of clubs to be apart of that will fit your interest! Overall, a great school to get your college degree at and feel at home.
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I am in the elementary education program and I feel that I have been prepared to the best of my university’s ability to be an outstanding teacher. I have had many field experiences that have prepared me even more so than the courses I have taken. I am grateful for the priceless education that I have received from this university. I have been inspired to further my education into grad school in order to receive my master’s degree in reading education! This area of specialization will help me in the classroom and in order to become a reading specialist!
The course subjects were interesting and multi-faceted, the professors cared about the discussions that occurred and provided an expert perspective on the underlying issues in Public Health. This program speaks to the passionate humanitarian in students wanting to make a difference and encourages creative innovation for today's problems to lead to a better future.