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East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University strives to create a community of learning that actively advances the fundamental values of higher education - the free interchange of ideas, curiosity and the desire for learning, critical thinking and self-reflection, ethical behavior, academic freedom, and appreciation of human diversity. Every academic program and support unit at ETSU contributes to the creation of this community. The university places primary emphasis on student learning through effective and innovative teaching by faculty, working in partnership with administration and staff. It seeks to promote studentsí intellectual and social development by providing academic programs and co-curricular opportunities that meet high standards of quality.

ETSU embraces its regional setting and proudly reflects its traditional roots an Appalachian heritage. The university actively recruits well qualified undergraduate and graduate students from throughout Tennessee, especially from Northeast Tennessee and adjacent states. In addition, it supports selected programs that attract students from across the nation as well as from other countries. The university makes educational opportunities available to all eligible people without regard to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

The university pursues community partnerships that will both enhance its institutional effectiveness and serve the region. It places special emphasis on community-based and interdisciplinary learning. ETSU is a leader in improving the intellectual, cultural, economic, political, social, and health environment of Northeast Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region.

ETSU offers programs through eight colleges and schools related to five areas: arts and sciences, business, education, health sciences, and technology. It affirms the value of liberal education for all undergraduate students and offers programs of study leading to expertise in the arts and sciences and selected professional fields. The university places a distinctive emphasis on improving student competence in writing, oral communication, and using information technology. It strives to address the needs of gifted students seeking greater educational challenges and nontraditional students returning to the classroom. ETSU is committed to providing a rich campus life, offering a variety of residential opportunities and student activities, and supporting excellent intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs.

The university is recognized for its unique focus on the health sciences. ETSUís Division of Health Sciences, composed of the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public and Allied Health, seeks to support the health and wellness of the people of Southern Appalachia, with special emphasis on meeting the needs of rural populations.

ETSU offers graduate programs to meet the needs of its student population and extensive service region. These programs award mastersí degrees in most liberal arts disciplines and technical and professional fields. The university awards doctoral degrees in education and in selected disciplines that reflect its health sciences mission.

The university is committed to improving the availability and quality of programming for individuals seeking educational opportunities beyond the Johnson City campus and via the Internet. ETSU also seeks to use emerging technologies to enhance the quality of instruction it provides to all of its students.

As a doctoral research-intensive university, ETSU is committed to teaching based in scholarship and to advancing programs of research and creative activity that improve the quality of life in the region, the state, the nation, and the world. The university seeks to provide an environment in which faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to inquire and to produce and disseminate the highest quality scholarly and creative work. To sustain and enhance this environment, ETSU seeks to secure financial support for research and creative programs through partnerships with broader communities.

East Tennessee State University strives to achieve optimal efficiency in its use of resources while always seeking to offer instructional, research, and public service programs of the highest quality. The university recognizes that employees are its most valuable resource and students its most important constituents. Putting people first is the foremost value guiding ETSUís operations.


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Box 70267
37614-0054 Johnson City
United States
Phone: (423) 439-1000

 Admissions office:

Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 70731
37614Johnson City
United States
Phone: (423) 439-4213

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