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.
  • ETSU has higher submitted ACT score (22) than Western Carolina University (22).
  • ETSU has more students with 13,303 students while Western Carolina University has 11,877 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 - Western Carolina University and East Tennessee State University.
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Western Carolina Universityvs.ETSU
Cullowhee, North CarolinaLocationJohnson City, Tennessee
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
In-State$4,367
Out-Of-State$8,367
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,438
Out-Of-State$12,740
68% ($5,652)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)93% ($7,221)
$5,652Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,221
38.84 %Acceptance Rates85.47 %
26.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)29.36 %
1,145SAT Score-
22ACT Score23
61 %Graduation Rate51 %
27 %Transfer-out Rate25 %
75 %Retention Rate67 %
11,877Student Population13,303
544Number of Faculties773
15 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, 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, On-campus daycare

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