Study at Emporia State UniversityEmporia State University, also referred to as ESU, is a coeducational, state university located in the city of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, United States. It was established in 1863 as Kansas State Normal School. It was renamed to Kansas State Teacher's College in 1923. It was again renamed in 1974 to Emporia Kansas State College. Finally, in 1977, it was raised to university status and renamed to Emporia State University. The University now grants admission to more than 4, 300 students every year.
Emporia State University is organized into the following schools and colleges:
The University's sports teams are known as the ESU Hornets. The official mascot is the Hornet. ESU sponsors football and basketball.
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- School of Business
- School of Library and Information Management
- The Teachers College
Profile of Emporia State University
Emporia State is located in Emporia, KS (a self-contained town). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Emporia State is the Doctoral degree.
The school is known for its programs in drama and performing arts and education and teaching.
Emporia State Selectivity
Emporia State does not offer open admission.
The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.
Emporia State had 6, 354 enrolled students in 2007.
The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Emporia State Tuition and Affordability
Emporia State is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.
Emporia State Programs and Degrees
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Education and Teaching||521||elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, special ed, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, instructional media design, business teaching, . . . |
|Liberal Arts||254||library science, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, English, history, interdisciplinary studies, social services, political science, . . . |
|Business and Management||195||business management, accounting, human resources, marketing, finance|
|Therapy and Counselling||70||psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, mental health Counselling, art therapy|
|Science||59||biology, physical sciences, chemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, geology, physics, geological and earth sciences|
|Nutrition and Exercise Therapy||36||vocational Counselling, parks and recreation studies, athletic trainer|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||31||registered nursing|
|Drama and Performing Arts||19||drama|
|Art Studies||18||art studies|
|Computer Science and Engineering||15||information science, computer and info science|
|Medical administration||13||public health Education|
|Security and Law Enforcement||1||corrections and criminal justice|
Contact: Emporia State
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
General Phone: (620) 341-1200
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