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ETSU Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Inexpensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does East Tennessee State University Cost?

Is what East Tennessee State University charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. If you're looking for specific information on ETSU costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does ETSU Charge for Tuition?

$9,438 In-State Tuition & Fees
$12,740 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At East Tennessee State University the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $12,740 in 2020-2021. In-state undergraduates received a discount for tuition and fees at the school and only had to pay $9,438 per year.


ETSU tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does East Tennessee State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do ETSU Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. East Tennessee State University out-of-state undergraduates, on the other hand, pay about $12,740 a year in tuition and fees, making the school relatively inexpensive.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. In-state undergraduates at ETSU pay about $9,438 a year, which is significantly less than the countrywide average.

The chart below shows how ETSU compares to other schools nationwide, in the region, and in the state.

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Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: East Tennessee State University Financial Aid.

ETSU Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

1.85% In-State Tuition Increase
-17.58% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$40,266 Est. 4-Year Cost

In-state ETSU tuition and fees grew with an average annual rate of 1.85% over the past five years. Tennessee residents may pay an estimated $9,791 this school year.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at ETSU would be $19,764, and $40,266 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about -17.58% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $8,653 if the percentage increases stay the same.

This would result in a total cost of $15,785 for two years and $26,507 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at ETSU.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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