Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness.

- Appalachian State University Diversity Statement

  • 16.2%

    racially and ethnically underrepresented *

    (Fall 2018 preliminary)

  • 35.4%

    Increase in racially and ethnically underrepresented students between 2014 and 2018 *

    (Fall 2018)

  • 43 : 57

    male-to-female student ratio

    (Fall 2018 preliminary)

  • 125

    number of international students on campus

    (Fall 2018)

  • 9.7%

    ethnically diverse instructional faculty

    (Fall 2017)

  • 290

    enrolled student veterans

    (Fall 2018)

* Combined percentage of students who self-identify as Hispanic of any race; American Indian or Alaska Native; Black or African American; Asian; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Two or more races; or are Nonresident Alien. This percentage is taken from the total number of students who elect to report their racial and/or ethnic identities, as well as Nonresident Alien students. Actual counts may be higher, as some students choose not to report their race or ethnicity.

Sources: IRAP, Military Affairs Committee, Office of International Education and Development.

News

Events

  • Herbie Hancock
    Feb 13

    The Schaefer Center Presents

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    7:00pm

    Herbie Hancock has defied tradition over the years creating music that expands the possibilities of musical thought. Embracing elements of rock, soul, funk and electronica, Hancock is often described by many as a visionary, an architect in the post-bop sound. With a career spanning more than 50 years, his passion for innovation and creativity remains unparalleled.

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem
    Feb 19

    The Schaefer Center Presents

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    7:00pm

    Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem is a globally-acclaimed dance institution that has occupied a distinguished place in the New York City’s cultural landscape and brings innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences across the country and around the world. The 16-member professional dance ensemble has performed in 41 countries on six continents, in 44 states and more than 250 cities across North America.

Accolades

Global Thinking, Local Action

College campuses have historically been places where students shine a spotlight on issues of national and international importance, and Appalachian is no exception.

Chancellor's Commission on Diversity

Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock formed the 35-member Chancellor’s Commission on Diversity in Spring 2013 to ensure Appalachian is a welcoming community of scholars which values, respects and embraces diversity across all units.

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