Fast Facts

The College

17 departments


residential college

The People

6,723 students

543 faculty

74 staff

The Programs

93 majors offered

55 minors offered

certificates offered

The Facts

47% of student credit hours produced on campus are from CAS

29% of degrees awarded in the University are from CAS

77% of general education is taught in CAS

90% of online general education is taught in CAS

57% of Honors College students are in CAS

Numbers based on data from fiscal year 2021-22.

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

$14,169 was raised by 67 contributors to the Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund on our first eligible participation in iBackAPP Day (2021), the university's one day for unlimited impact to show pride and support your passion at Appalachian. This was 88% of our goal for the day!

Numbers based on data from fiscal year 2021-22.

Scholarships and Grants

$275,000 was awarded through 138 scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. Learn more at

$5,949,581 was awarded to CAS in external grants during the 2021-22 academic year. Read more at

$29,890 was awarded from the Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund for the 2021-22 academic year.

72% of travel grants were awarded to CAS students from the Office of Student Research for a total of $29,929 during the 2020-21 academic year.

5 years in a row that the recipient of the Undergraduate Research Mentorship Excellence Award for Faculty has been a CAS faculty member.

4 of 6 graduate and undergraduate winners of the 22nd Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors (2019) were CAS majors.

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

1,625 graduates in 2021-22.

3,407 CAS students on the Dean's/Chancellor's List in 2021-22.

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.

Numbers based on 2021-22 data from the Office of the Registrar and Career Development Center.

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.

College Advising and Support Services Hub (CASSH)

1,764 new majors processed

449 student internships processed

2,273 senior checks completed

1,476 students reviewed for graduation

1,358 students with degrees conferred

Numbers based on data from fiscal year 2021-22.

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)