Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at ASU are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 15% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Appalachian State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 85%
Black 3%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 35% more female students than male students enrolled at Appalachian State University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ASU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Appalachian State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Appalachian State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,141
Women 10,967

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ASU serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Appalachian State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,267 per year

27% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
19,108
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.3%
Part time Undergrads 5.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197869 IPEDS survey data for Appalachian State University.