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Appalachian State University


Online Undergraduate Program

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 offered: 6


Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for in-state students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for out-of-state students (per credit): $540


Total online enrollment: 197
18% Male / 82% Female
Average student age: N/A


Application deadline (U.S. residents): July 1
78% accepted

Financial Aid Available

Only federal aid is available

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School Details

Institutional control: Public
About the online program: All courses are taught by the same faculty who teach students on the main campus.
Average class size: N/A
Maximum class size: N/A


3 year graduation rate (2012-2013): N/A
New student retention rate (2013): N/A
Most popular majors: Public Health Education and Promotion, Business Administration and Management, General, Business Teacher Education, N/A, N/A
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered:90
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:Yes
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:Majority
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

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: No
Measures to instill academic integrity: Appalachian utilizes ProctorU for online testing. Students are required to present photo IDs and are visually monitored during the entire test experience.


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 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
Instructor office hours (weekly): 7
Faculty who have at least 1 year online teaching experience: N/A
Faculty who have at least 2 years online teaching experience: N/A
Faculty who have at least 3 years online teaching experience: N/A

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

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: DSL
Required Internet connection: DSL
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 networkY, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: South Atlantic
Male: 36
Female: 161
American Indian: 1.0%
Asian: 1.0%
Black or African American: 8.6%
Hispanic: 0.5%
Two or more races: 0.0%
International: 0.0%
Pacific Islander: 0.0%
Unknown: 3.6%
White: 85.3%
Students 22 and younger: N/A
Students ages 23-39: 0%
Students 40 or older: 0%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 0%
New entrants who are employed: 65%


Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
College uses SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for new applicants: No
ACT Composite Score: N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score: N/A
SAT Math average score: N/A
SAT Writing average score: N/A
Continuing online instruction education required: N/A
Application essay required: No
Accept transfer students: Yes
High school completion requirements: Diploma or GED required
Minimum high school GPA required: N/A


Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: No
Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: No
In-state tuition for all military veterans: No

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