Fast Facts

Quick Numbers

6,723 students

93 majors offered

53 minors offered

6 certificates offered

458 full-time faculty

74 staff

The College

17 departments


residential college

The Facts

29% of degrees awarded in the University are from the College

Over 77% of general education is taught in the College

48% of student credit hours produced on campus are in the College

57% Honors College students are CAS majors

Impact Report

Approximately 42,597 current CAS alumni

$680,920 total donations 

$800 average gift size

1976 class year with the most gifts 

 class year with the largest gift amount

$14,169 was raised by 67 contributors to the College 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!

(Fiscal year 2020-21 data)

Scholarships and Grants

$236,914 was awarded through 6 college-wide scholarships and 98 departmental scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. Learn more about the scholarships offered and the students that they have assisted,

$8,754,800 awarded to the college in external grants during 2020-21 academic year. Read about many of these awards at

$25,238 was awarded from the Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) College Fund to 18 faculty members and 21 undergraduate and graduate students for the 2020-21 academic year to assist with student and faculty travel, publication support for faculty and student research opportunities. 

72% of travel grants were awarded to CAS students for a total of $29,929 from the Office of Student Research

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

4 out of 6 graduate and undergraduate winners of the 22nd Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors were CAS majors (2019, the 2020 event was canceled)

The top 3 winners in the Graduate Schools 3MT competition were CAS Biology majors (2021-22)


Student Success

1,599 graduates in 2020-21 (undergraduate , graduate and online)

3,588 CAS students on the Dean's/Chancellor's List  2020-21

215 CAS students completed appointments with CAS Career Counselor Laura Pell (2020)

502 students in the college attended a career fair event with employers offering job and internship opportunities (2020)

844 CAS students attended a career event (such as networking event, info session, employer panel or workshop) (2020)

492 students in the college were reached in classroom visits by CAS Career Counselor Laura Pell (2020)

27,598 Handshake postings were created (of which 18,647 were jobs and 6, 975 were internships) available to all App State students (2020)


International Connections

5 Fulbright Awards in 2020-21 to faculty and students. (There were 7 in 2019-20)

3 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship award winners for summer 2020

1 Critical Language Scholarship in 2020-21


College Advising and Support Services Hub (CASSH)

1,006 student internships processed

1,018 new majors processed

2,231 senior checks completed

1,558 students reviewed for graduation

1,360 students with degrees conferred

(2020-21 academic year)

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)