Appalachian State University Graduate Schools

Appalachian State University (referred to as Appalachian State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Boone, NC. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Appalachian State University is $8,007 for North Carolina residents and $23,017 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,086 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 20,641 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Appalachian State University (referred to as Appalachian State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Boone, NC. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1942 - Current).
Appalachian State Directory Information
School NameAppalachian State University (Appalachian State)
Address287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608
Phone828-262-2000
Webhttps://www.appstate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://apply.commonapp.org/login?ma=854
Financial Infohttps://financialaid.appstate.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Appalachian State University is $8,007 for North Carolina residents and $23,017 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,086 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 20,641 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 159 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 38 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$23,017
$8,007 for North Carolina Residents
Student Population2,086
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs159 graduate programs
(38 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Appalachian State University is $8,007 for North Carolina residents and $23,017 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $269 for North Carolina residents and $1,103 for out-of-state students.
Appalachian State University offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
Appalachian State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)38 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Appalachian State University is $8,007 for North Carolina residents and $23,017 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 7.36% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$4,839$3,060$18,271$3,060
2018-2019$4,839$3,122$18,271$3,122
2019-2020$4,839$3,137$18,271$3,137
2020-2021$4,839$3,168$18,271$3,168
2021-2022$4,839$3,168$19,849$3,168
The graduate school tuition & fees of Appalachian State is average compared to public graduate schools in North Carolina. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the North Carolina graduate tuition is $21,934 (public) / $15,501 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Appalachian State University$8,007$23,017
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
North Carolina Graduate Schools$12,415$17,380
Public$8,195$21,934
Private$15,501
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $13,309 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Appalachian State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 4.20% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,010. Off-campus living costs are increased by 5.79% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$8,173$2,837$8,434$3,137
2018-2019$8,548$2,582$9,131$3,232
2019-2020$8,826$2,780$9,508$3,480
2020-2021$9,174$2,908$9,615$3,628
2021-2022$9,681$2,908$10,382$3,628
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $269 for North Carolina residents and $1,103 for other students at Appalachian State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 23.10% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$237$896
2018-2019$237$896
2019-2020$237$896
2020-2021$237$896
2021-2022$269$1,103

Graduate Programs at Appalachian State

Appalachian State University offers 83 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 933 students have completed their study at Appalachian State University.
Offered Degrees at Appalachian State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree3914654
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2112
Post Bachelor's Degree3114185
Post Master's Degree11182
Total8330933
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Appalachian State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism program with 47 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 58 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 13 completers.
Appalachian State University offers 83 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 933 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 654 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 185 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 82 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 4 completers-
Area Studies (other)4-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Computer Science6-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration17-
Education [+] (7 completers) 200 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction16-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration31-
Secondary School Administration/Principalship28-
Educational/Instructional Technology16$44,800
Special Education and Teaching29-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services14$41,300
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services29-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Reading Teacher Education37-
Engineering Technology [+] 11 completers-
Industrial Technology/Technician11-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 3 completers-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)3-
English Language and Literature [+] 8 completers-
English Language and Literature8-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 27 completers$39,900
Library and Information Science27$39,900
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences12-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 21 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21-
Physical Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Physics18-
Psychology [+] 22 completers-
Psychology5-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology8-
School Psychology9-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 91 completers-
Public Administration38$52,000
Social Work53$41,300
Social Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Geography10-
Political Science and Government10-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Music Performance7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (3 completers) 93 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist30-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management11-
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling13-
Music Therapy/Therapist3-
Dietetics/Dietitian30$50,100
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse6-
Business [+] (1 completers) 83 completers-
Business Administration and Management45$48,100
Accounting38$55,700
History [+] 8 completers-
History8-
Total654
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 12 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration12-
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
Psychology0-
Total12
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 3 completers-
Area Studies (other)3-
Women's Studies0-
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Communication1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration17-
Education [+] (6 completers) 123 completers-
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education (other)3-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration5-
Educational/Instructional Technology16-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances6-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism43-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services13-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels24-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0-
Reading Teacher Education13-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)0-
English Language and Literature [+] 0 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (2 completers) 2 completers-
Gerontology0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)2-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Human Services [+] 2 completers-
Public Administration2-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Geography2-
Geography (other)1-
Sociology5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Music Pedagogy0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 29 completers-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling12-
Dietetics/Dietitian14-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse3-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Finance0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration0-
Management Information Systems0-
Total185
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 73 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration0-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration15-
Secondary School Administration/Principalship37-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services13-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Psychology [+] 9 completers-
School Psychology9-
Total82

Graduate Student Population at Appalachian State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,086 students enrolled into Appalachian State University graduate schools where it has total 20,641 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 920 full-time and 1,166 part-time graduate students. By gender, 617 male and 1,469 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,0866171,469
Full-time920336584
Part-tme1,166281885
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,741 White (83.46%), 178 Black/African American (8.53%), 72 Hispanic (3.45%), 24 Asian (1.15%), and 71 students with other races. 23 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,0866171,469
American Indian/Native American624
Asian24618
Black/African American17846132
Hispanic722745
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White1,7415181,223
Two More23617
Un-Known18216
Non-resident Alien231013
Appalachian State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,023 graduate students (49.04% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 363 graduate students (17.40% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,086
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,023
Enrolled Some Online Courses363
Not in Online Courses700
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Appalachian State University. 790 students are aged 20 to 24 (37.87% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.05%), 135 students are aged above 50 (6.47%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Appalachian State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,0866171,469
Age 18-19101
Age 20-21902466
Age 22-24700248452
Age 25-29441127314
Age 30-3423663173
Age 35-3918645141
Age 40-4929772225
Age 50-641273394
Over 64853

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