Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at ETSU are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 18% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of East Tennessee State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 82%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 46% more female students than male students enrolled at East Tennessee State University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ETSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Gender ratio of East Tennessee State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for East Tennessee State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,822
Women 8,495

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ETSU serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for East Tennessee State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 19%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,640 per year

46% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,317
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.8%
Part time Undergrads 14.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220075 IPEDS survey data for East Tennessee State University.