Fast Facts

The College

16 departments

academic program


residential college

Quick Numbers

6,166 students

84 majors offered

53 minors offered

457 full-time faculty

67 staff

The Facts

31% of degrees awarded in the University are from the College

Over 70% of general education is taught in the College

49% of student credit hours produced on campus are in the College

16 out of 32 buildings on Appalachian's campus house CAS courses

126 out of 194 general classrooms are used for CAS classes

52 out of 120 designated lab classrooms are CAS teaching labs

Approximately 39,982 living alumni


Scholarships and Grants

$222,566 was awarded through 6 college-wide scholarships and 98 departmental scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. Learn more about the scholarships offered and the students that they have assisted,

$24,288.00 was awarded from the Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) College Fund to 13 faculty members and 62 undergraduate and graduate students for the 2019-20 academic year to assist with student and faculty travel, publication support for faculty and student research opportunities. 

$4,257,684 awarded to the college in external grants during 2019-20 academic year. Read about many of these awards at:


57% of Office of Student Research travel and research grants went to CAS students

65% of Office of Student Research undergraduate research assistantships went to CAS students


International Connections

332 Student participants completed credit-bearing and non-credit bearing study abroad experiences

26 Scholarships were awarded to CAS students studying abroad from the Office of International Education (OIED) for a total of $14,657 in 2018-19.

15 CAS international teaching scholars during 2018-19.

9 International undergraduate degree-seeking students in 2018-19 from:  Japan, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Congo, Spain, Bermuda and China.

Fulbright Awards in 2018-19 to faculty and students. (There were 6 in 2017-18).

5 Students invited to participate in the Peace Corps in 2019. 

3 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship award winners for summer 2019.

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) winner.

1 Boren Award Recipient



561 total student internships from summer 2018- spring 2019 

448 were undergraduate and 113 were graduate student internships in 23 states and Washington, D.C. 

13 International undergraduate internships 2018-2019 including countries such as: Kenya, Poland, Saudia Arabia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Guatemala, Madagascar


Pre-Professional Preparation

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

Teacher Licensure

  • 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)

Providing a Liberal Arts & Sciences Education

liber: li·ber, \ˈlī-bər, ˈlē-ber\, noun - free and unrestricted

The goal of a liberal arts education is to provide knowledge and understanding to develop intellectual capacities like reason and judgment.

A liberal arts education provides not just a specific trade, but a skill set for individuals to learn, adapt, act and thrive as individuals, as community stewards and as global citizens.