The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • ETSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($12,740) than Western Carolina University ($8,367).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than ETSU.
  • Western Carolina University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,055) than ETSU (1,055).
  • ETSU has higher submitted ACT score (23) than Western Carolina University (22).
  • ETSU has more students with 13,713 students while Western Carolina University has 12,243 students.
  • ETSU has more full-time faculties with 773 faculties while Western Carolina University has 544 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - East Tennessee State University and Western Carolina University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
ETSUWestern Carolina University
ETSUvs.Western Carolina University
Johnson City, TennesseeLocationCullowhee, North Carolina
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$9,438
Out-Of-State$12,740
Tuition & Fees
In-State$4,367
Out-Of-State$8,367
84% ($7,596)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($5,641)
$7,596Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,641
85.47 %Acceptance Rates38.84 %
29.36 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.53 %
1,055SAT Score1,145
23ACT Score22
50 %Graduation Rate64 %
24 %Transfer-out Rate25 %
78 %Retention Rate81 %
13,713Student Population12,243
773Number of Faculties544
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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