Keep your life... Change your future.

Can’t come to campus? Campus will come to you. You can earn a degree from Appalachian State University without driving to Boone. Our distance education options are innovative, accredited and flexible. We offer programs in business, communication, health care and education designed specifically with you in mind.

Distance Education at Appalachian is for students from all walks of life who share a priority to achieve a highly regarded college education but must balance their life with other responsibilities.

We provide the same kind of high-quality education you would find by physically attending classes on the Appalachian campus. We offer classes online, allowing you to connect to the Appalachian campus anytime, anywhere, as well at locations throughout Western North Carolina. The three modes of teaching delivery are:

  • Online with both synchronous and asynchronous classes, using the latest in innovative technology to provide highly interactive, engaging and academically rigorous coursework.
  • Hybrid methods that supplements online instruction with face-to-face meetings between the students and the professors.
  • Face-to-face where students and professors meet in a location away from the Appalachian campus. Our four main centers for classes are: