Listen (1 min)

Hundreds of military-affiliated students call East Tennessee State University home. 

That’s in part because the university has a long and established history of assisting those who served in the United States armed forces.  

Because of these efforts, U.S. Veterans Magazine has recognized ETSU as one of its top veteran-friendly schools in 2024, an honor the institution also received last year.  

“We are immensely proud of all ETSU does to support the veteran community, and our student veterans on campus,” said Dan Bishop, director of Military and Veteran Services. 

The announcement comes only a few months after ETSU earned the prestigious Military Friendly® School designation for the 14th consecutive year. It’s a tremendous honor that colleges and universities earn through public data analysis, as well as responses from surveys.  

The university takes considerable steps to aid those who served in uniform. That includes providing priority registration for classes each semester, exclusive access to social and study space at ETSU’s Military-Affiliated Student Resource Center, membership in the ETSU chapter of the Student Veterans of America and consistent personalized support from Military and Veteran Services.  

Out-of-state tuition waivers, scholarships and work-study positions for those using the GI Bill® benefits are all financial-related options.  

“We’ve been recognized as a Military Friendly® School for well over a decade now, with this additional veteran-specific recognition awarded following an independent review of educational institutions by U.S. Veterans Magazine,” said Bishop. “We have a very high density of veterans here in our community, and it’s a great pleasure to see more and more of these men and women, as well as their veteran dependents, here on our campus.” 

For assistance, visit Military and Veteran Services or contact or (423) 439-6819.   

East Tennessee State University was founded in 1911 with a singular mission: to improve the quality of life for people in the region and beyond. Through its world-class health sciences programs and interprofessional approach to health care education, ETSU is a highly respected leader in rural health research and practices. The university also boasts nationally ranked programs in the arts, technology, computing, and media studies. ETSU serves approximately 14,000 students each year and is ranked among the top 10 percent of colleges in the nation for students graduating with the least amount of debt.

Stay in Touch

Follow ETSU on Social