Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University (ASU) in Boone, North Carolina, is only a 30-minute drive from Ashe County. Due to its proximity and diverse selection of academic opportunities, many Appalachian State graduates enter the workforce in Ashe. ASU offers many degrees that equip employees and support industry, including engineering, computer science, supply chain, industrial design, graphic design, agribusiness, and other related degrees.