87%

Acceptance Rate

$10,213

Avg.Financial Aid

003487

FAFSA Code

About East Tennessee State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

14,317

Website

www.etsu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is a public university in Johnson City, Tennessee. The faculty is governed by an institutional Board of Trustees. It is the fourth-largest university in the state and has off-campus centers in nearby Kingsport and Elizabethton. It is often ranked as one of the top schools in the United States for rural medicine and primary care education; the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, and the recently formed College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences.

The University was founded in1911 as East Tennessee State Normal School to educate teachers, then it officially became a college in 1925 and changed its name to East Tennessee State Teachers College. The college became East Tennessee State University in 1963, adopting the name it holds today. The college provides a scholarly and creative activity that enhances the teaching and learning environment and benefits the regional, national, and global communities served.

  • University has more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate students on the university’s campuses.

  • University provides scholarships on the basis of student’s academic achievements, proven leadership, and extracurricular activities.

  • The acceptance rate of the university is 87%.

  • The student to faculty ratio is 16:1.

  • University offers an online bachelor’s degree as well as master’s degree programs. 

  • Based on the U.S. News data, it’s quite easy to get into the university, for fall 2018  for every 100 applicants, 87 are admitted. 

  • Nursing, Liberal arts general studies, Health and Physical education, General Psychology, and Criminal justice and creations are the most popular majors in the university.

Location & Contact

Address

1276 Gilbreath Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4234391000
Fax: 4234394080
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Rankings

Based on the U.S. News, the current ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities is #293 - #381

Other than this East Tennessee State University ranks:

  • 80th out of 1,692 Most Conservative Colleges in America.

  • 222nd out of 618 Best Colleges for Nursing in America.

  • 303th out of 668 top Public Universities in America.

  • 252nd out 1407 of Best College  Athletics in America.

  • 324th out of 1,417 of Best College Campuses in America.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

87%

SAT Range

970 - 1180

ACT Range

20 - 27

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

It is selective with an acceptance rate of 87%. Faculty does not conduct any interview process previously, but now the university announces the test-optional policy.

Last year, 6,978 out of 8,009 applicants were admitted making faculty a moderate competitive university to get into with a median chance for acceptance for qualifying applicants.

Academically it has an average requirement for admission test scores.

The average SAT score requirement is 1060 on the 1600 SAT scale and an average ACT score should be 23. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

The application deadline for admission is August 15. For more information, you can visit the official website.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$11,062

Average Annual Cost

$7,080

Books And Supplies

$1,276

Other Fees

$1,855

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,472

Budget For Other Expenses

$5,385

Total One Year Cost

$24,068

The average annual cost to attend varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for.

The average annual list price to attend the university on a full-time basis is $11,062 for in-state residents. The fee comprises $7,080 for tuition,$8,472 for room and board, $1,276  for books and supplies, and $5,385 for other expenses.

Although scholarships are provided by the university on the basis of student’s academic achievements, proven leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities according to both in their schools and their communities. 

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

73%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

56%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$906

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

300 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

159 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

157 Graduates

Psychology, General

117 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

106 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

106 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

87 Graduates

Public Health

76 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

73 Graduates

Biology, General

72 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

66 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

66 Graduates

Engineering Technology, General

65 Graduates

Social Work

65 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

60 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

59 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

57 Graduates

Marketing

57 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

56 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

50 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

42 Graduates

History

41 Graduates

Human Services, General

41 Graduates

Graphic Communications

37 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

33 Graduates

Music

32 Graduates

Chemistry

30 Graduates

Sociology

30 Graduates

Mathematics

26 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

23 Graduates

Political Science and Government

22 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

16 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

16 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

15 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

15 Graduates

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences,...

15 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

14 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

14 Graduates

Economics

12 Graduates

Engineering-Related Technologies

11 Graduates

Anthropology

10 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

10 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

9 Graduates

Physics

9 Graduates

Philosophy

4 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

1 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

11,268

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

41%

Full-time

85%

Part-time

15%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

83% White

1% Unknown

6% Black

3% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

19%

Out Of State

80%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$47,641 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Buccaneers

School Colors

navy blue and old gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern Conference

Total Male Athletes

236

Total Female Athletes

123

Intramural Sports

8

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At ETSU, $8,242 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. There are around 41% male and 59% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$29,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,000

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

93%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,213

Students Receiving Federal Grants

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,727

Students Receiving State Aid

75%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,751

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

37%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,225

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$11,866

$30K - $48K

$10,094

$48K - $75K

$5,439

$75K - $110K

$3,610

> $110K

$4,236

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$33,556,749

The institute alo provides financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants. University’s Office of Financial Assistance is available to help students and their families through the financial aid application process. To access the financial aid of the university, the applicant has to fill the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

By learning about the various sources of aid and the application process, you can make sure that you get the most financial aid as possible. Completing the application process before the assigned deadlines will give you a better opportunity to secure your financial aid.

The federal code number is 003487.

  • The average financial aid package for incoming first-year students is $14,725. Approximately 93% of new students obtain some form of financial aid, the majority which is in the form of scholarships and grants.

  • About 37% of new students were awarded scholarships.

  • About 51% of first-year students got a federal grant, averaging $5,727 per person.

  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan is the option available for graduates and undergraduate students.

  • Another financing option includes the Federal Direct PLUS Loan, which has competitive rates and repayment terms, but the parent’s creditworthiness must be assessed first.

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