Graduate Programs Overview

Appalachian State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Boone, North Carolina. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,007 for North Carolina residents and $21,439 for other students in average.

It offers eighty-two graduate programs: 40 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 27 Post-Bachelor's, 12 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 704 students have been conferred Master's degree and 13 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameAppalachian State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address287 Rivers St, Boone, NC
Graduate School Students1,762 students
580 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,007
Out-of-State$21,439
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 82 Graduate Programs
40 Master's, 12 Doctorate, 39 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Appalachian State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For North Carolina residents, the tuition & fees are $8,007 and $21,439 for non-North Carolina residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $237 for North Carolina residents and $896 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$4,839$18,271
Fees$3,168$3,168
Cost per Credit$237$896
Books & Supplies$700
Room & Board$9,174 (On-Campus) / $9,615 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,908 (On-Campus) / $3,628 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$20,789$34,221
Off-Campus Total$21,950$35,382
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$7,721$7,899$7,961$7,976$8,007
Out-of-State$20,890$21,331$21,393$21,408$21,439

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Appalachian State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 212 major areas - 39 Master's (11 online programs), 2 Doctorate (1 online programs), 26 Post-Bachelor'(8 online programs), 11 Post-Master'(2 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total7041318184
Men21154021
Women493814163
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Education
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Social Sciences
Business
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Psychology
Education
Psychology
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Psychology
Education
Psychology

Graduate Student Population

Total 19,280 students enrolled in Appalachian State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,762 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 527 male and 1,235 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 872 full-time and 890 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 580 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 85 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total1,762
Men Students527
Women Students1,235
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total1,762
Full-time Students872
Part-time Students890
By race/ethnicity 1,486 White, 88 Black, and 21 Asian students are attending at Appalachian State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total1,762
American Indian /
Native American
6
Asian21
Black88
Hispanic81
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White1,486
Two or more races25
Un-Known21
56 students are younger than 22 and 329 students are older than 65. The school has 1,021 students aged between 22 and 30 and 356 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total1,762
21 & Under56
22-24654
25-29367
30-34207
35-39149
40 & Over329
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Appalachian State University, 580 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 85 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,762
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses580
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses85
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,097
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses580
North Carolina Resident562
Other State In U.S.18
Outside of U.S.0



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