Emporia State University is a dynamic and progressive student-centered learning community that fosters student success through engagement in academic excellence, community and global involvement, and the pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment.
Changing Lives Since 1863, Emporia State University is a comprehensive Regents university primarily serving residents of Kansas by providing leadership in quality instruction, related scholarship and service. A student-centered institution, its central mission is to develop lifelong learning skills, impart society's cultural heritage, and educate and prepare for both the professions and advanced study. In 2010, Emporia State University was named a Tier One Institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located in the heart of the famous Bluestem Region of the Flint Hills, Emporia is within easy access to the three major metropolitan areas of Kansas -- Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City.
Emporia State University is located in Emporia, Kansas, a welcoming community (25,000+) with a long-standing tradition of whole-heartedly supporting all of the University's endeavors. Likewise, ESU prides itself on serving the community by sharing expertise and engaging students in civic leadership activities.
A special bond exists between Emporia State University and the greater Emporia community. The learning environment extends beyond the walls of the institution as students are immersed in the community in meaningful ways where they gain experience in their field of study, learn ways to contribute to the betterment of the community, and to practice civic leadership skills. ESU students grow in unique ways and learn knowledge and practice skills that make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others.
|Total Undergraduate Students||3,873|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||13||<1%|
|African American / Black||212||5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||4||<1%|
|Two or More Races||201||5%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||63||2%|
|Where do ESU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||7%|
|How old are ESU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||17%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||19 - 25|
|Math||19 - 25||475 - 545|
|English||19 - 25|
|Critical Reading||438 - 528|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||36%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||72%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||88%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.31|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||93%|
Cost of attendance figures are typically available by early June prior to the beginning of the fall August term.
The cost to attend Emporia State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||18 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||74%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||81%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||248|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||50%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||12%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||82%|
77% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
26% of all undergraduates live on campus
Emporia State University recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment in which the academic and social endeavors of its members can be fully accomplished. The university holds the success of each student as highly important. Students contribute to the environment in which success is most readily realized therefore each student is responsible to be an active participant in the exercise of personal safety. ESU employs full-time commissioned officers trained through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Emporia State University in 2012-13|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2012-13|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.||15%|
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.||10%|
|VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.||6%|
|Links to degree programs at Emporia State University|
First-time students in Fall 2012 that returned for their second year: 73%