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Study at East Tennessee State University

Founded in 1911, East Tennessee State University, ETSU, is an accredited American university, located in Johnson City, Tennessee. It is a part of the Tennessee Board of Regents system of colleges and universities. ETSU also has off-campus centres located in Kingsport, Bristol, Elizabethton, Greeneville and Tennessee. The University is listed by The Princeton Review as one of America's ‘Best Value Colleges. '

ETSU offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and medical programs through several academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public and Allied Health
  • College of Public Health
  • Honors College
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • School of Graduate Studies
The official mascots of ETSU are Pepper the Parrot and Bucky the Pirate. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Buccaneers.

Profile of East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State is in a small city, in Johnson City, TN. The school is classified as a public college. Students at East Tennessee State earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include family and social work.

East Tennessee State Selectivity

East Tennessee State does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 450 to 560 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 450 and 560.


Some professors at East Tennessee State are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 13, 119 students (11, 448 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

East Tennessee State makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Atlantic Sun Conference for major sports.

East Tennessee State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts423liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, English, history, sociology, general studies, political science, foreign language and literature, . . .
Business and Management321business management, accounting, marketing, finance, non-profit management, managerial economics, entrepreneurship
Education and Teaching214elementary school teaching, educational administration, school Counselling, secondary teaching, special ed, instructional media design, early childhood education, reading teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine200registered nursing, nursing science
Medicine188health professions, public health, medicine, gerontology
Family and Social Work170social work, family and consumer science, child development, human services
Media118mass communication, animation and special effects, communication studies
Science103biology, chemistry, biomedical sciences, epidemiology, physics
Therapy and Counselling100psychology, physical therapy
Security and Law Enforcement98criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy83health and physical education, sports and fitness management, clinical nutritionist
Engineering Technician79engineering technology, surveying tech
Computer Science and Engineering68computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology63dental hygienist, audiology and speech pathology, audiology
Art Studies33art studies
Medical administration13environmental health, health care administration
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy

Contact: East Tennessee State

East Tennessee State University

807 University Pky

Johnson City, TN 37614-0000

General Phone: (423) 439-1000


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