Appalachian State University

Boone, NC
287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608

Appalachian State University is a public university in Boone, North Carolina. It was founded in 1899 as a teacher training school and is the sixth largest university in the state. The university offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate programs. The school is known for its strong liberal arts and sciences programs, as well as its business, education, and music programs. The school's athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 20023

Acceptance Rate: 79.51%

Type: Public, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $20192

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $34999

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Appalachian State University is $78174.81. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Appalachian State University. For graduates of Appalachian State University, we saw an average early-career income of $51300.00 and mid-career income of $89200.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.