Appalachian State University /ˌæpəˈlætʃən/ (also referred to as Appalachian, App State, App, ASU) is a public university in Boone, North Carolina. It was founded as a teacher's college in 1899 by brothers B. B. and D. D. Dougherty. The two brothers each have buildings located on campus that still bear the founders' names. It expanded to include other programs in 1967 and joined the University of North Carolina system in 1971. It is the system's sixth largest institution with about 19,108 students, 17,381 undergraduate and 1,727 graduate. It offers 176 undergraduate and 42 graduate majors as well as a doctoral degree in educational leadership.