Appalachian State University

Appalachian State Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity analysis highlights the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of Appalachian State students.

Appalachian State Student Population

How Many Students Attend Appalachian State University?

Appalachian State total enrollment is approximately 19,280 students.

16,622 are undergraduates and 872 are graduate students.

Appalachian State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Appalachian State undergraduate population is made up of 56% women, and 44% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Appalachian State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 13,588
Hispanic 1,198
Multi-Ethnic 688
Black or African American 585
Asian 263
International 128
Unknown 125
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

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Appalachian State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 67% of full-time grad students are women, and 33% men.

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Appalachian State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 732
Hispanic 48
International 28
Black or African American 23
Multi-Ethnic 17
Asian 13
Unknown 7
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

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Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Appalachian State achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,544 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1544 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  56.08 out of 100
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The overall diversity score is created by adding up the results of the racial-ethnic, geographic, age and male/female diversity rankings.

How Does Appalachian State Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Appalachian State is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Appalachian State is ranked 2,959 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2959 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  21.93 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Appalachian State Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 15,796
Hispanic 1,332
Multi-Ethnic 746
Black or African American 707
Asian 305
International 164
Unknown 163
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Appalachian State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,765
Black or African American 74
Asian 46
Multi-Ethnic 26
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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Appalachian State ranks 1,019 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1019 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  73.13 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 11,119 female students and 8,161 male students at Appalachian State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Appalachian State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  96.81 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,568 female teachers and 1,471 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

9.7% Out of State
0.26% Out of the Country

Appalachian State ranks 1,122 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

9.7% of Appalachian State students come from out of state, and 0.26% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  48 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 29 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
North Carolina 2,811
South Carolina 52
Georgia 50
Florida 46
Virginia 44

International Students at Appalachian State

Students from 48 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Australia, and Venezuela.

Learn more about international students at Appalachian State.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
69.25% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  67.34 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Appalachian State, 69.25% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 6,613
18-19 6,414
22-24 3,177
25-29 1,082
35 and over 771
30-34 388
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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