• Address: 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5415

  • Phone Number: (620) 341-1200

  • Website: https://www.emporia.edu/

About

Emporia State University (ESU) is a public institution established in the year 1863 and the first class was started in the year 1865. It is a military friendly institution which is spread around 218 acres and consists of 70 buildings. It changed its name four times with respect to the growth. The school was founded as Kansas Normal School and finally got the current name in 1977.

  • It offers more than 65 majors, minors and concentration.

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 44%.

  • Emporia State University (ESU) acceptance rate is 87% and the student-faculty ratio of 18:1.

  • The total student population is 5,887 which includes 3,884 full-time and 2,003 part-time students.

  • The institutional accreditation is provided by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  • Emporia State University (ESU) address is 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5415.

Emporia State University (ESU) Online

The university gives the best online and off-campus programs in undergraduate and graduate degree levels. The online programs are designed in such a way that it balances work, family, and education. Certificates & Licensure Programs are offered online for the professionals which allows them to enhance the skills and improve the marketability.

  • Emporia State University (ESU) canvas gives access to many online portals which makes the experience of online learning more flexible. It can be used even by the on-campus students to check out the information and notifications from the university.

  • The online learning offers a well-settled online course system through podcasting, internet, IP Video, Lecture-Capture, Web-discussions and meeting, and various video combinatorial formats.


Emporia State University (ESU) Reviews 

Some of the student's reviews are given here.

  • There are a lot of places to explore in and outside the campus. The facilities are well-maintained.
  • The faculties are knowledgeable and always ready to help students facing any problem.

  • The academics are amazing with moderate workload favoring the balance between work, family, and education.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Emporia, Kansas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001927

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Religious Affiliation

Christian

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.emporia.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

At ESU, you can find various services and facilities which are intended to improve the performance of the students. There are many events and programs organized, in order to keep the students engaged in different fields. The services provided include Counseling Services, Disability Services, Health Services and so on. There are about 130 registered student clubs that provide great opportunities for students to get involved.

Emporia State University Athletics

Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Tennis and track, and field events are the major sports played by 'ESU Hornets', the athletics team of the university. Emporia State University basketball team has represented the university in NCCA Division. The department provides facilities to make the athletes reach a high level of performance.

Emporia State University Dorms

Around 24% of the students stay in university-owned and operated housing. The department provides three residential halls which are Towers Complex, Morse Hall, and Schallenkamp Hall. There are plenty of facilities and services provided to satisfy the requirements of the diverse student population. It includes Air-condition, Indoor Games, Wireless and Wired internet, Laundry and many more.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 71 % Part Time: 75 %
Total Population 5,887
Student Population Full Time: 3,884 Part Time: 2,003
Gender Division Male: 36 % Female: 64 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 38 %

The College Monk

Female: 47 %

Total Graduation Rate: 44 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Emporia State University offers 173 online programs across 26 Majors

Business Management

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 10 programs accross 3 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Literature

Offering 8 programs accross 5 degrees

History

Offering 7 programs accross 3 degrees

Political Science

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Sociology

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Music

Offering 11 programs accross 4 degrees

Accounting

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 41 programs accross 4 degrees

Arts

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Biology

Offering 10 programs accross 1 degrees

Science

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Chemistry

Offering 11 programs accross 2 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Engineering

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 6 programs accross 4 degrees

Fine Arts

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 25 programs accross 4 degrees

Physics

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 9 programs accross 1 degrees

Exercise Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Emporia State University Acceptance Rate is 87%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $30
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 1,702
Total Applicants Admitted 1,488
Applicants Enrolled 665
Full time Applicants Enrolled 663
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Emporia State University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 6
Number of students submitting ACT scores 611
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 1%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 92%
ACT Composite 22 average 19 - 25 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

There are several financial aid programs provided to the students in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships. Students looking for financial aid can fill FAFSA formEmporia State University (ESU) federal school code is 001927. Grants need not be repaid by the students whereas the loans are to be repaid with interest. 

The Federal Aids available are Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Work-study, and Federal Loans.

The State Aid is available for Kansas students in the form of Kansas Comprehensive Grants.

The Institutional Aid is available in form of grants and scholarships such as Jones Foundation Grant, Educational Opportunity Fund Grant, Presidential Scholarships, Sunflower Scholarship, Kevin O’Connor Scholarship, Latino Legacy Scholarship and many more.

The Military Aid is available as Tuition Assistance Program, Yellow Ribbon Program, Dependents’ Educational Assistance, Montgomery GI Bill and many others.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,258 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $364 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $364 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,943 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,943 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $8,360 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Kansas Comprehensive Grants Varies Full-time Undergraduate. Kansas residents. Financially needy students April 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.emporia.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarships Varies CGPA 3.0. Merit-based. Enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours each fall and spring semesters Varies
Sunflower Scholarship $5,000 Non-Kansas Residents GPA between 2.5 - 2.99 Students who do not qualify for MSEP, NEARR, Corky Plus or have International Agreement Varies
Kansas County Clerks' and Election Officials' Scholarship $500 GPA 3.0 or higher Kansas High School seniors Major in Journalism, Political Science or Communications Varies
Kevin O'Connor Scholarship Varies Full-time Student. Junior or senior business or education major Employed and working 1000 hours per fiscal year GPA between 2.5 and 3.5 Varies
Latino Legacy Scholarship Varies CGPA 2.5 or higher Entering or current students Attach academic transcript. March 8th, 2019
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Jones Foundation Grant Varies Residents of Coffey, Lyon, or Osage counties in Kansas for 1 year or more Does not include those moving to these counties for post-secondary educational purposes Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies
Educational Opportunity Fund Grant Varies Full-time undergraduate and graduate students Demonstrate Financial Need. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.emporia.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance Program $1,495 Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard Graduate students Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $5,115 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001 Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program $2,000 Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member Out-of-state veterans or out-of-state transfer of eligibility students Varies
Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition Dependents of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Members of the Reserve component called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001 under a contingency operation Varies

Data Source: https://www.emporia.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $10,660
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,317
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,980
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,469
Over $110,000 $15,891

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 37% $4,185
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 82% $4,350
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 36% $4,469
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 66% $2,646
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 73% $10,363
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 72% $5,472
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 12,939
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 60 $4,611
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 49 $5,062
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 11 $2,599

Data Source: https://www.emporia.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The library is the intellectual heart of ESU which contains plenty of resources to help students with academics and research purposes. It provides students with an open environment to inspire, discover and create. The e-library is provided with additional online resources like videos, e-books and many more. The online assistance is available to help the user anytime in case of any issue with accessing the library.

Emporia State University (ESU) Bookstore is exclusively available for the students and faculties which allows the purchase of textbooks and study materials. The collection includes textbooks, apparel, gifts, accessories, and electronics. This store is also available in the form of a mobile app. There are many offers and discounts available on the website.

Rankings

The rankings according to US News is given below. 

  • The university is ranked 106th in 'Regional Universities'.

  • It is ranked 29th in 'Top Public Schools'.

  • It is ranked 92nd in 'Best Online Graduate Business Programs'.

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