East Tennessee State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,888
3.24% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$13,926
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
9.63%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
85.5%
8,169 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
14,353
80.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
41.2%
864 Graduates

About

East Tennessee State University is a higher education institution located in Washington County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at East Tennessee State University were Registered Nursing (300 degrees awarded), General Health & Physical Education (121 degrees), and General Psychology (117 degrees).

In 2017, 3,444 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Tennessee State University. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,896 degrees), 18.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (157 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Tennessee State University is $6,888, which is $-19,612 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at East Tennessee State University is $6,888, which is $-19,612 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,926.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,888
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at East Tennessee State University was $6,888. The cost of tuition at East Tennessee State University is $-19,612 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,926
2017 Value
6.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 East Tennessee State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,926. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of East Tennessee State University grew by 6.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,952
Room and Board
$1,090
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Tennessee State University was of $7,952 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,090. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at East Tennessee State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.67% with respect to 2016, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.63%
2016 Default Rate
333
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at East Tennessee State University was 9.63%, which represents 333 out of the 3457 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

East Tennessee State University received 8,169 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 19.6% annual growth. Out of those 8,169 applicants, 6,982 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.5% acceptance rate.

There were 14,353 students enrolled at East Tennessee State University in 2017, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

East Tennessee State University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
6,982
Accepted Out of 8,169

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of East Tennessee State University was 85.5% (6,982 admissions from 8,169 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 91.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 19.6%, while admissions grew by 11.5%.

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage
104
Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at East Tennessee State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

East Tennessee State University has a total enrollment of 14,353 students. The full-time enrollment at East Tennessee State University is 11,532 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,821. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at East Tennessee State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Tennessee State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.2% White, 6.51% Black or African American, 2.58% Two or More Races, 2.46% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Asian, 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0906% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at East Tennessee State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (34.3%) and Black or African American Male (3.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.6%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Black or African American Female (3.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Tennessee State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,353 students. The full-time enrollment at East Tennessee State University is 11,532 and the part-time enrollment is 2,821. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at East Tennessee State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at East Tennessee State University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), East Tennessee State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,504
  2. Black or African American
    935
  3. Two or More Races
    370

The enrolled student population at East Tennessee State University is 80.2% White, 6.51% Black or African American, 2.58% Two or More Races, 2.46% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Asian, 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0906% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 277 students (1.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 858 more women than men received degrees from East Tennessee State University. The majority of degree recipients at East Tennessee State University are white (2,896 degrees awarded). There were 18.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (157 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at East Tennessee State University is Registered Nursing (300 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Physical Education (121 degrees) and General Psychology (117 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at East Tennessee State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (208 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), and History (57 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Tennessee State University are Social workers, all other (163,790 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (158,573 people), Other managers (142,299 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (119,393 people), and Postsecondary teachers (118,646 people).

The most specialized majors at East Tennessee State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (208 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), History (57 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (155 degrees), and Physical Sciences (75 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Tennessee State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at East Tennessee State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (208 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), History (57 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (155 degrees), and Physical Sciences (75 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Tennessee State University are Elementary & secondary schools (319,864 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (261,596 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (180,810 people), Individual & family services (100,556 people), and Computer Systems Design (91,608 people).

The most specialized majors at East Tennessee State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (208 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), History (57 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (155 degrees), and Physical Sciences (75 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by East Tennessee State University.
Most Common
  1. 300 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 121 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 117 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at East Tennessee State University was Registered Nursing with 300 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,293
  2. 2,151

In 2017, 1,293 degrees were awarded to men at East Tennessee State University, which is 0.601 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,151).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 104 degrees were awarded to men at East Tennessee State University in General Health & Physical Education, which is 1.86 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 370 degrees were awarded to women at East Tennessee State University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.61 times more than the 56 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% of students graduating from East Tennessee State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at East Tennessee State University is Male and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 9.84% of graduates (85 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,896 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    157 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Tennessee State University is white (2,896 degrees awarded). There were 18.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (157 degrees).

1.02% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,832 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,064 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at East Tennessee State University is white female (1,832 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,064 degrees).

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Operations

East Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at nearly $114M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.48M (1.29%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, East Tennessee State University had a total salary expenditure of $348M. East Tennessee State University employs 170 Associate professors, 165 Assistant professors, and 154 Professors. Most academics at East Tennessee State University are Male Professors (108), Female Assistant professors(107), and Male Associate professors (97).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Tennessee State University are: Management, with 328 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 301 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 157 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$114M
2017 Endowment
4.17%
growth from 2016

East Tennessee State University has an endowment valued at about $114M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of East Tennessee State University grew 4.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $172M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $19.9M - Federal
  2. $4.18M - State
  3. $3.48M - Local

As of 2017, East Tennessee State University received $19.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.18M from state grants and contracts, and $3.48M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$168M
2017 Salaries
4.2%
growth from 2016

In 2017, East Tennessee State University paid a median of $168M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($348M) and a 4.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.256% growth from 2015 and a 1.55% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.9M
Instructional Salaries
586
Number of Employees

In 2017, East Tennessee State University paid a total of $40.9M to 586 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
170 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
328 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Tennessee State University were Associate professor with 170 employees; Assistant professor with 165 employees; and Assistant professor with 154 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Tennessee State University were Management with 328 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 301 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 157 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at East Tennessee State University was Male Professor with 108 employees, Female Assistant professor with 107 employees, and Male Associate professor with 97 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at East Tennessee State University.

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