Fast Facts

The College

17 departments

centers

residential college

The People

6,929 students

569 faculty

83 staff

The Programs

93 majors offered

54 minors offered

certificates offered

The Facts

48% of student credit hours were produced by CAS in Fall 2023

30% of degrees awarded by Appalachian in 2022-23 were from CAS

65% of all general education seats in Fall 2024 are CAS-based

63% of online general education seats in Fall 2024 are CAS-based

Impact Report

43,442 current CAS alumni

$828,967 total donations 

$781 average gift size

1997 class year with the most donors

1979 & 1978 class years with the most gifts

1974 class year with the largest gift amount

Numbers based on data from fiscal year 2021-22.

iBackAPP

$79,819 was raised by 100 donors during iBackAPP 2024, the university's one day for unlimited impact to show your pride and support your passion at Appalachian.

Scholarships and Grants

$325,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to 200 students during the 2022-23 academic year. 100% of available funds were awarded.

60 external grants totaling $5,289,730 were awarded to CAS faculty during the 2022-23 academic year.

$39,900 in Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Funds were awarded to 19 faculty and 70 students during the 2023-24 academic year.

$70,000 in Research/Proposal Development Summer Grants were awarded to 14 junior faculty in 2023.

$24,582 in High Country Humanities Travel Grants were awarded to 27 faculty across 6 departments during the 2023-24 academic year.

The top 3 winners in the Cratis D. Williams' School of Graduate Studies 3-Minute Thesis competition were CAS students (2021-22 and 2022-23).

Student Success

3,676 CAS students on the Dean's/Chancellor's List in 2022-23.

348 CAS Students completed a total of 411 appointments with Career Development in 2021-22.

676 CAS Students attended a career fair with employers offering job and internship opportunities in 2021-22.

972 CAS Students attended a career event (such as networking event, info session, employer panel or workshop) in 2021-22.

651 CAS Students were reached in a classroom presentation by career counselors in 2021-22.

77,889 Handshake postings were created (62,259 jobs and 15,630 internships) in 2021-22.

International Connections

4 Fulbright U.S. Student Program participants for 2022-23 academic year from CAS.

2 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients for Summer and Fall 2022 from CAS.

1 Critical Language Scholarship recipient from CAS in 2021.

Student Advising and Support

1,836 new majors processed

542 student internships processed

2,318 senior checks completed

1,473 students reviewed for graduation

1,326 students with degrees conferred

Numbers based on data from fiscal year 2022-23.

Pre-Professional Preparation

  • Pre-Medical School
  • Pre-Dental School
  • Pre-Pharmacy School
  • Pre-Veterinarian School
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Seminary

Teacher Licensure (Secondary Education)

  • Biology (9-12)
  • Chemistry (9-12)
  • English (9-12)
  • Earth/Environmental Sciences (9-12)
  • French (K-12)
  • History/Social Studies (9-12)
  • Mathematics (9-12)
  • Physics (9-12)
  • Spanish (K-12)