Appalachian State 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 17,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. It offers 176 undergraduate and 42 graduate majors as well as a doctoral degree in educational leadership.