Appalachian State University

Online Undergraduate Program


Online Undergraduate Program - Veterans

Appalachian State University, founded in 1899, is a public institution residing on 1,300 rural acres in Boone, North Carolina. The school offers about 185 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs through its eight colleges and schools. Notable Appalachian State University alumni include Stephen Dubner, coauthor of the international bestseller Freakonomics.

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Quick Facts

First year offering online program: 2008-2009
Online bachelor’s degree programs: 5


Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A
In-state, out-of-district tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $134
Out-of-state tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $601


Total online enrollment: 447
19% Male / 81% Female
Average student age: 32


Application deadline (U.S. residents): July 1
93% accepted

Financial Aid Available

Both institutional and federal aid are available

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School Details

Institutional control: Public
About the online program: The programs offered are delivered by the same high quality as the campus-based courses.
Average class size: N/A
Maximum class size: N/A


Total program graduates (2014-2015): 129
New student retention rate (2014): 77%
Most popular majors: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, Public Health Education and Promotion, Advertising, Business Teacher Education
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered:95
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:No
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: N/A
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students:N/A
Class participation graded:Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: N/A
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe: No
Instructor response expected within (hours): N/A

Graduation Rate:

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: We use the UNC proctoring system which monitors seated exams with proctors and uses ProctorU for online exams.
Standardized copyright policy for course materials: Yes


Average online teaching experience: N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: N/A
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: N/A
Full-time faculty with terminal degree: N/A
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: N/A
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: N/A
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: N/A
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: All
Weekly office hours: 7

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labs, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y
ADA compliance: Individual faculty held responsible

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Broadband
24-7 live tech support: No
Online course development: In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: N/A

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistanceY, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area network, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, Mentoring, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: South Altantic
Gender distribution: 
International students:
Students 22 and younger: 25%
Students ages 23-39: 58%
Students 40 or older: 17%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 0%
New entrants who are employed: N/A


Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
Continuing online instruction education required: No
Application essay required: N/A
Accept transfer students: Yes
High school completion requirements: Diploma or GED required
Minimum high school GPA required: N/A


Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: No
In-state tuition for all military veterans: Yes

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