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Emporia State University Overview

Located in Emporia, Kansas, Emporia State University is a public institution. Emporia is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Emporia State University Known For?

822 Undergraduate Awards
$25,220 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at ESU is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of the faculty were full-time.

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Emporia State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ESU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Library Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Library & Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular General English Literature Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Library Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Mathematics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Most Popular Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards ESU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#31 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#39 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#46 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#47 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#47 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#119 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Emporia State University?

Location of Emporia State University

Contact details for ESU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801-5415
Phone: 620-341-1200
Website: www.emporia.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emporiastateuniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/emporiastate

How Do I Get Into ESU?

You can apply to ESU online at: www.emporia.edu/admissions/apply

Admission Requirements for ESU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into ESU?

83% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 83%, ESU may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to ESU submitted their SAT scores.ESU received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Emporia State University  ( 18 to 25 )
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ACT Math Scores for Emporia State University  ( 18 to 25 )
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ACT Composite Scores for Emporia State University  ( 19 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford Emporia State University?

$25,220 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ESU is $25,220. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At ESU, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $6,106 a year. That adds up to $24,424 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ESU is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Emporia State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,101 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,405 undergraduate students at ESU, with 3,101 being full-time and 304 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  ESU

There are also 2,472 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,101 full-time undergraduates at ESU, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  ESU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Emporia State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ESU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 141
Hispanic or Latino 214
White 2,126
International Students 197
Other Races/Ethnicities 396

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Emporia State University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 58 countries are represented at ESU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Emporia State University

1,995 Took All Classes Online
3,164 Took At Least One Class Online
3.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at ESU. In 2017-2018, 3,164 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ESU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of ESU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Emporia State University was 3.1%. This is the #1,809 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ESU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of ESU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 10%
Business Administration & Management 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 14%
Computer & Information Sciences 29%
Computer Information Systems 27%
Education 2%
General Physical Sciences 40%
Instructional Media Design 27%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 24%
Liberal Arts General Studies 24%
Mathematics 7%
Mathematics & Statistics 7%
Special Education 21%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ESU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at ESU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Library & Archives Assisting #4
Geological & Earth Sciences #4
General Physical Sciences #8
Physical Sciences #20
Mathematics #29
Library & Information Science #39
Mathematics & Statistics #44
Teaching English or French #44
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #44
General English Literature #48
Library Science #52
History #53
History #53
English Language & Literature #96
Instructional Media Design #107
Curriculum & Instruction #112
Special Education #162
Teacher Education Subject Specific #164
Educational Administration #215
Accounting #230
Teacher Education Grade Specific #231
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #436
Liberal Arts General Studies #436

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Emporia State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 126 0 74 0 200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 85 5 88 0 178
Library & Information Science 0 9 138 4 151
Business Administration & Management 60 0 44 0 104
Special Education 0 7 68 0 75
Accounting 41 0 21 0 62
Instructional Media Design 0 17 38 0 55
General Psychology 49 0 5 0 54
Liberal Arts General Studies 49 0 0 0 49
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 19 0 28 0 47
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 41 0 41
Educational Administration 0 0 40 0 40
Nursing 40 0 0 0 40
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 7 32 0 39
Criminal Justice & Corrections 23 0 15 0 38
General Biology 25 0 9 0 34
Marketing 34 0 0 0 34
Public Health 32 0 0 0 32
Mathematics 6 0 24 0 30
Information Science 27 0 0 0 27
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 27 0 27
General English Literature 11 3 12 0 26
Human Resource Management 25 0 0 0 25
Student Counseling 0 0 25 0 25
Fine & Studio Arts 20 0 0 0 20
Communication & Media Studies 18 0 0 0 18
Music 9 0 8 0 17
Sociology 16 0 0 0 16
Computer Information Systems 15 0 0 0 15
History 8 0 6 0 14
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 13 0 0 0 13
Economics 13 0 0 0 13
Political Science & Government 11 0 0 0 11
General Physical Sciences 0 0 10 0 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 8 0 0 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 8 0 0 0 8
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 7 0 0 0 7
Allied Health Professions 7 0 0 0 7
Chemistry 7 0 0 0 7
Teaching English or French 0 1 5 0 6
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Physics 4 0 0 0 4
Other Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 822 49 758 4 1,633

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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