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?
- The highest award offered at ESU is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards ESU has earned from around the web.
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|#39||Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences||College Factual|
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Where Is Emporia State University?
Contact details for ESU are given below.
|Address:||1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801-5415|
How Do I Get Into ESU?
You can apply to ESU online at: www.emporia.edu/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for ESU
|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?
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.
Can I Afford Emporia State University?
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
There are also 2,472 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,101 full-time undergraduates at ESU, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Emporia State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||141|
|Hispanic or Latino||214|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at ESU has changed over the last few years.
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.
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|
|Library & Information Science||#39|
|Mathematics & Statistics||#44|
|Teaching English or French||#44|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#44|
|General English Literature||#48|
|English Language & Literature||#96|
|Instructional Media Design||#107|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#112|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#164|
|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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Ethan James Scherrer under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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