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Emporia State University (ESU)

1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS

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Emporia State University provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Emporia, Kansas and publically funded. Approximately 6,300 students are enrolled yearly at Emporia State University.

Students can select from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Education
  • Library Science
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Social Sciences

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. Most students accepted to this school have an SAT score in a range of 425 to 505, or an ACT score within the range of 19 to 24. 82% of students that apply are accepted to ESU, of which 48% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at emporia.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay around $5,400 and nonresidents pay $17,000 per year. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $3,600 per year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

The ESU Hornets participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, admission forms, programs, and much more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.emporia.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates Emporia State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Emporia State University has a total student population of about 6,100. The student body is made up of 63% undergraduate students and 12% graduate students.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $4,700-$5,600
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$20,700
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $580-$690 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$4,485
Receiving Student Loans76%$5,738
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Emporia State University may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of ESU is close to 41%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years20%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • English Language Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Emporia State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Track and Field (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Football (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Emporia State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Library Science

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

      Social Sciences

      Visual and Performing Arts

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      ACCEPTANCE RATE
      86.98%

      FINANCIAL AID RATE
      97%

      STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
      18:1

      DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
      54

      FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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