Now in its second century, East Tennessee State University is the premier higher education institution in Northeast Tennessee. From its beginnings as a Normal School in 1911, ETSU has grown into a complex regional university enrolling almost 16,000 students and extending its influence literally across the globe.
ETSU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including 13 on the doctoral level, and all of the university’s accreditable programs have achieved that distinction.
ETSU enriches the Southern Appalachian region through a number of unique programs, such as Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies; a master’s degree in Storytelling; a College of Medicine that is a national leader in rural medicine and primary care; and an All-Steinway Department of Music.
University faculty and staff attract in excess of $50 million annually in support of world-class research and sponsored program activity. ETSU contributes to the body of knowledge in countless disciplines.