Appalachian State University

Boone, NC 28608
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Appalachian State University is one of the sixteen public 4-year colleges in North Carolina. The campus is located in Boone town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 18,811 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 3,306 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,942 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 89%). Every year 73% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Appalachian State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,242, and fees were $3,060. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,049 and $3,060 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students18,811
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1942 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/27/2008 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1100 to 1270
ACT23 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates $55

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$143/credit
In State Students$143/credit
Out of State Students$644/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$237/credit
In State Students$237/credit
Out of State Students$896/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,435 $6,435 $28,980
ADN 70 $10,010 $10,010 $45,080
BSN 125 $17,875 $17,875 $80,500
FNP 50 $11,850 $11,850 $44,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 71% of Appalachian State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 27% $4,190
Other Federal Grant 3% $556
State Grant & Scholarships 28% $3,131
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 35% $3,284
Federal Student Loans 48% $5,110
Private Loans 3% $10,681


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,309
$30,001 to $48,000$9,666
$48,001 to $75,000$13,846
$75,001 to $110,000$18,016
Over $110,000$18,457

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Appalachian State University
287 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28608

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