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Bucs Go Beyond

ETSU was founded in 1911 with a singular purpose: to improve the quality of life for people in the region and beyond.



Matthew Kinsler, a student educator

Bucs Go Beyond
Finding his ‘why’ at ETSU

Matthew Kinsler’s journey at ETSU is a testament to the power of finding one’s “why.” His college experience transformed when he discovered the importance of connections and community.

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ETSU at a Glance

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Nearly 14,000 students from 71 countries and all 50 states

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173 highly respected academic programs, many nationally ranked

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951 military-affiliated students

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ETSU is among the top ten percent of colleges for least amount of student debt

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Eighteen Division 1 athletic teams competing in the Southern Conference

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240+ student organizations to help you find your place and your people


Life in the Appalachian Highlands

Set in an outdoor-lover’s paradise, ETSU’s main campus is located in beautiful and vibrant Johnson City, Tennessee. It is a short drive to numerous thriving mountain towns including Bristol, Kingsport, and historic Jonesborough, as well as Asheville in bordering North Carolina.

And with gorgeous lakes, rivers, and hiking and biking trails nearby — including more than 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail — there is always something new to explore.  

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East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. East Tennessee State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of East Tennessee State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (