East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

East Tennessee State University was established in 1911. The school is organized into 11 academic colleges and schools. Popular majors include Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Business and Education. ETSU is home to more than 200 student groups and organizations. Groups designed for African-American students include historically black sororities and fraternities and the Black Affairs Association, which hosts the Homecoming Comedy Show that has featured comedians like Joe Clair. East Tennessee State University envisions becoming the best regional higher learning institution in the United States. ETSU takes steps to achieve this goal by affording students superior access to education and research opportunities while grooming students to become valuable citizens.

Location: Johnson City, TN

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $3,498

     • Out-of-State: $11,184

Size: 15,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 6%

Percentage of Men: 44%

Percentage of Women: 56%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 20:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Education, Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, Honors, Medicine, Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach, Graduate Studies 

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • Greek: Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha

     • Others: Black Affairs Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council 

City Life: Horseback riding, Appalachian Trail, motor speedway, museums, Wetlands Water Park, historic tours, walking trails, parks, hiking, cycling

Website: http://www.etsu.edu/etsuhome/default.aspx

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