The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • ETSU is a public and Mercer University is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Mercer University has more expensive tuition & fees ($38,746) than ETSU ($12,740).
  • It is harder to admit to Mercer University than ETSU.
  • Mercer University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,055) than ETSU (1,055).
  • Mercer University has higher submitted ACT score (23) than ETSU (23).
  • ETSU has more students with 13,713 students while Mercer University has 9,006 students.
  • ETSU has more full-time faculties with 773 faculties while Mercer University has 437 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - East Tennessee State University and Mercer University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
ETSUMercer University
ETSUvs.Mercer University
Johnson City, TennesseeLocationMacon, Georgia
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
Tuition & Fees$38,746
84% ($7,596)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)93% ($23,635)
$7,596Average Amount of Financial Aid$23,635
85.47 %Acceptance Rates73.26 %
29.36 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.58 %
1,055SAT Score1,310
23ACT Score30
50 %Graduation Rate73 %
24 %Transfer-out Rate21 %
78 %Retention Rate87 %
13,713Student Population9,006
773Number of Faculties437
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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