East Tennessee State University Overview
East Tennessee State University is a public institution situated in Johnson City, Tennessee. Johnson City is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is East Tennessee State University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at ETSU.
- In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
East Tennessee State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
ETSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ETSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards ETSU has earned from around the web.
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Where Is East Tennessee State University?
Contact details for ETSU are given below.
|Address:||1276 Gilbreath Drive, Johnson City, TN 37614|
How Do I Get Into ETSU?
You can apply to ETSU online at: www.etsu.edu/admissions/#student_type
Admission Requirements for ETSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into ETSU?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.
Average Test Scores
About 5% of students accepted to ETSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 590.
Can I Afford East Tennessee State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ETSU, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $5,718 a year. That adds up to $22,872 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at ETSU is 9.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
East Tennessee State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,038 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,228 full-time undergraduates at ETSU, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of East Tennessee State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||587|
|Hispanic or Latino||304|
Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at East Tennessee State University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 76 countries are represented at ETSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and China.
Online Learning at East Tennessee State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at ETSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 29th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of ETSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at East Tennessee State University was 13.2%. This is the #1,143 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ETSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of ETSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ETSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at ETSU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology||#2|
|Dental Support Services||#16|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#28|
|Allied Health Professions||#35|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#85|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#94|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#114|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#139|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#169|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#189|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
East Tennessee State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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