Accreditations and Accolades
At East Tennessee State University, we go beyond the expected to give you a learning experience that is truly extraordinary. Our commitment to improving the quality of life for people and communities has earned us regional and national acclaim.
East Tennessee State University is a public institution governed by its Board of Trustees.
East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of East Tennessee State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
The College of Business and Technology at ETSU is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation.
Ranked among the “Top Public Schools” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2023)
Ranked as the best MBA program in Tennessee by Best Value Schools (2023)
Ranked among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2023)
Rated as a Tier 1 college within the top 20% for economic mobility by Third Way (2022)
Designated a Military Friendly® School with Silver distinction by VIQTORY media 2023-2024 (MilitaryFriendly.com)