Public 4 Year

Emporia State University

Emporia, Kansas

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Emporia State University overview
Location Emporia, Kansas
Online emporia.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Emporia State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Emporia State University, located in Emporia, Kansas, is a public institution established in 1863. The campus is characterized by its suburban setting which provides an academic environment within close proximity to natural areas, lending a balance of small-town intimacy and outdoor pursuits. Though not near a major city, Emporia offers a community-rich backdrop for its student body. The university's architecture imparts a mix of historic and contemporary styles, with a range of facilities designed to support both living and learning on campus. Residential housing is available, offering students the option to live within the university grounds. Academically, Emporia State is known for its strong programs in education, business, and library and information management. While the university maintains a broad selection of undergraduate and graduate programs across four distinct colleges, these particular areas have historically drawn significant attention. The application process at Emporia State is considered to be moderately selective, aiming to enroll students who are well-prepared for its academic rigor. Emporia State's athletic teams, known as the Hornets, compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The university particularly stands out for its achievements in track and field among other sports within the division.

In the most recent statistical year 1,846 prospective students applied, and 1,766 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 537 enrolled in the school.  3,180 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,144 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $5,278 plus fees of $1,723.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.41

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kansas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Emporia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,723
Room and Board $9,308
Budget for Other Expenses$4,350
Total One Year Cost$21,659

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Emporia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,723
Room and Board $9,308
Budget for Other Expenses$4,350
Total One Year Cost$29,576

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Emporia State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 27%
Business 16%
Social Sciences 11%
Health Professions 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%

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