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About Emporia State University


Emporia State Stats + Info

Academic Programs

200 +



Career Outcomes (3yr. avg)


Named a College of Distinction


Lowest Student Debt of All 4-year Public Universities in KS


Philanthropic Service Hours to Our Community


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Emporia State University

Founded 1863
Colors, Black and Gold
Mascot, Corky the Hornet
Read About ESU's History + Traditions
Learn About ESU's Mission, Vision + Values
View ESU's Organizational Chart

Colleges + Schools

Emporia State University offers 200+ undergraduate and graduate academic programs within its four colleges: College of Liberal Arts + Sciences, School of Business, School of Library + Information Management, and The Teachers College.

Accolades + Highlights

  • Undergraduate and graduate programs offered in ESU's four colleges: College of Liberal Arts + Sciences, School of Business, School of Library + Information Management, The Teachers College.
  • Only Public University in KS to be Named a College of Distinction.
  • Named to The Princeton Review's 2021-Best Regional Colleges List.
  • Named to Kiplinger's Personal Finance-2019-Best College Values List.
  • Named Top University for Latinos 2019 from Latino Leaders magazine.
  • 97% of graduates find jobs or are accepted to advanced studies programs within six months of graduation.
  • High-Impact, hands-on learning experiences are part of the curriculum at ESU.
  • Stinger Success Program offers students a dedicated academic advisor, freshman seminar and academic support services.
  • Emporia State University is ranked the #1 safest college campus in the state of Kansas.


Leadership, Faculty + Staff

ESU operates under a shared governance model comprised of administration, faculty + staff and students.

Leadership, Faculty + Staff

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Humanity First

At ESU we believe in equal justice + humanity first. Emporia State will continue to pursue every opportunity to actively engage with students and in our community to make progress in the fight against social injustice.

For the Community

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Campus Attractions

ESU welcomes guests to our museums, natural areas, resource centers, planetariums and more.

Campus Attractions
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Community Resources

Library, meeting space, copy center, small business resources, studio e advertising collective and more.

Community Resources
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Activities + Summer Camps

ESU offers a variety of athletics camps, workshops, music camps + festivals and more to youth of all ages.

Activities + Summer Camps

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Event Tickets

Buy tickets to watch Hornet Athletics, a theatre production or music performance.

Purchase Tickets

Getting Here + Getting Around

Campus Parking + Maps

University Business

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Business Office

Providing fiscal services to the campus and serves as an interface with external agencies on fiscal matters.

Business Office
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Accreditation, Consumer Information + Compliance

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Partner Institutions

Partnerships with other academic institutions provides options for students.

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Discrimination + Harassment, Response + Prevention

Learn more about discrimination, harassment, Title IX and how to file a report.

Response + Prevention

Emporia, Always an Adventure!

ESU Is Lucky to Call the City of Emporia Our Home. See for yourself why Emporia, KS is such a great place!

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Campus Improvements

Emporia State University is innovating its campus continually to ensure our students have access to cutting-edge residence halls, research facilities, labs and classrooms.

Learn more here.