Economic Impact

Impact

  • East Tennessee State University holds a "Best Southeastern College" by The Princeton Review.

  • The Princeton Review named ETSU College of Business and Technology among the 2012 "Best 294 Business Schools."

  • ETSU has been serving the Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia region since 1911.
  • The yearly economic impact of ETSU on the region exceeds $683 million.
  • ETSU's Household Income Impact is roughly $270 million.
  • ETSU's Employment Impact is roughly 5,400 Full-time jobs.
  • The economic impact of the ETSU Division of Health Sciences on the region is some $200 million.
  • ETSU enrolls over 15,200 students in 11 colleges and schools.
  • The colleges and schools at ETSU are:
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business and Technology
    • Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education
    • Honors College
    • James H. Quillen College of Medicine
    • College of Nursing
    • Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
    • College of Public Health
    • School of Continuing Studies
    • School of Graduate Studies
    • College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
  • ETSU offers more than 112 degree programs.
  • In December 2002, the Commision on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaffirmed ETSU's accreditation for a maximum term of 10 years.

  • ETSU has graduated over 80,000 individuals.

  • In 2012, ETSU celebrated the 38th anniversary of the establishment of its College of Medicine .

  • U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" ranks the ETSU James H. Quillen College of Medicine number 3 in the nation for excellence in rural medicine education and 19th for Family Medicine. The ETSU College of Clinical and Rehabilitative health Sciences doctoral program in audiology received 31st.
  • WETS-FM/HD is the University's Public Radio Affiliate at 89.5 on the Dial. The station offers three digital HD channels; one is devoted to news and information. While the other two focus on American music and classical music, respectively. The station is also
  • ETSU currently employs over 2,200 full-time people.
  • ETSU's total operating budget for 2010-11 approaches $434 million.
  • A statewide leader in articulation, ETSU shares over 350 agreements with 25 state and regional colleges and three international institutions, allowing students to transfer credit hours easily.
  • ETSU offers Tennessee's only B.S. degree program in surveying and mapping science. That program serves as many as a dozen states in the southeast region through the Academic Common Market and is one of less than 20 programs accredited nationally by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Graduates of the program achieve excellent pass rates on the license exam while employment opportunities are outstanding with some five jobs available for each graduate.

  • The ETSU Foundation and university endowment funds amount to some $96.8 million.

  • ETSU's Memorial Center hosts the annual United States Indoor Model Airplane Championships.

  • Over 462 endowments have been established by alumni and friends of the university.

  • ETSU is a leader among the six Tennessee Board of Regents four-year universities in private giving.

  • ETSU's "Reaching Higher Needs Based Capital Campaign" -- focused on over $224 million in academic and athletic needs-- was launched in 2005.
  • Over 1,500 doctors have graduated from ETSU's James H. Quillen College of Medicine.

  • The $14.6 million bequest of U.S. Congressman James H. Quillen is the largest single gift from an individual to ETSU. The former congressman passed away in 2003.

  • ETSU is the only university in America offering a comprehensive selection of courses relating to bluegrass and country music.

  • ETSU is proud to be a partner in the Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia -the nation's first "All-America City" region, since 1999.

  • ETSU's prolific Miocene epoch fossil site at neighboring Gray, Tennessee, is attracting scholars, volunteers, and visitors from across the country seeking to learn about the rich paleontology of Southern Appalachia. In August 2007, the ETSu and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center opened at the Gray Fossil Site.

  • In 2010-2011, the ETSU College of Nursing reported more than 30,000 client encounters through its nine nurse-managed health centers serving various under served populations in the region.

  • The ETSU College of Nursing will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2014.

  • In 2002, ETSU created a Research Foundation- the first for any state school in Tennessee.

  • ETSU looks to the future with its Innovation Laboratory- the first business incubator in Northeast Tennessee dedicated to high-tech and biotech businesses.

  • The university's arboretum spans the campus and is certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.

  • ETSU Research and Sponsored Programs activity awarded over $49 million in fiscal 2010-2011.

  • ETSU values the diversity of service-learning opportunities for its students in the community and region.

  • ETSU's Leadership House, one of only three such living-learning communities in the country, provides unique opportunities for students who choose to live and work together, becoming "servant-leaders" within society.

  • ETSU was the first public institution in Tennessee offering an academic minor in leadership studies.

  • ETSU's Child Study Center and Little Buccaneers Student Child Care Center, after careful evaluation by the Tennessee Department of Human Services, received a Three Stars Rating. Both are also accredited by the national Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

  • Quality matters at ETSU.
  • In addition to the main campus in Johnson City, ETSU has locations in Kingsport and Elizabethton.
  • Tennessee's state flag flew for the first time over East Tennessee State Normal School, now ETSU.
  • We Celebrate ETSU PRIDE!