East Tennessee State University

ETSU Demographics & Diversity Report

Is ETSU really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the facts about diversity at ETSU. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

ETSU Student Population

How Many Students Attend East Tennessee State University?

ETSU total enrollment is approximately 14,191 students.

9,228 are undergraduates and 1,943 are graduate students.

ETSU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time ETSU undergraduate population is made up of 59% women, and 41% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

ETSU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,477
Black or African American 587
Multi-Ethnic 373
Hispanic 304
International 222
Asian 133
Unknown 107
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

ETSU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 63% of full-time grad students are women, and 37% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

ETSU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,500
International 147
Black or African American 98
Asian 69
Multi-Ethnic 60
Unknown 41
Hispanic 28
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

ETSU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,596 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1596 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  54.60 out of 100
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The overall diversity score is created by adding up the results of the racial-ethnic, geographic, age and male/female diversity rankings.

How Does ETSU Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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ETSU is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

ETSU is ranked 3,006 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3006 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  20.69 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

ETSU Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 11,453
Black or African American 888
Multi-Ethnic 514
International 402
Hispanic 395
Asian 257
Unknown 249
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

East Tennessee State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,373
Black or African American 118
Asian 49
Multi-Ethnic 45
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Slightly Unbalanced Male/Female Ratio

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ETSU ranks 1,247 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1247 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  67.12 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 8,633 female students and 5,558 male students at ETSU.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of ETSU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  81.65 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,645 female teachers and 1,135 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

16.62% Out of State
1.75% Out of the Country

ETSU ranks 1,205 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

16.62% of ETSU students come from out of state, and 1.75% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  44 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Tennessee 1,545
North Carolina 140
Virginia 91
Florida 15
South Carolina 11

International Students at ETSU

Students from 76 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and China.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
49.92% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  82.26 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At ETSU, 49.92% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 3,676
18-19 3,489
22-24 2,836
25-29 1,722
35 and over 1,375
30-34 825
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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