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About Emporia State University


Why Emporia State University

ESU is an intensely personal, welcoming campus community. We challenge the idea of what education is in the minds of our students. We provide real-world, hands-on learning experiences that helps students uncover what they can offer the world because of what they start here.

Emporia State Stats + Info

Academic Programs

200 +



Career Outcomes (4 yr. avg)


Named a College of Distinction


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


Philanthropic Service Hours to Our Community


Emporia State's Mascot, Corky, at Welch Stadium

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

Schallenkamp Hall Aerial

Campus Maps

Explore campus virtually by taking a virtual tour and viewing maps.

Campus Virtual Explorer

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

  • 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


Office of the President

Under the leadership of President, Allison Garrett, ESU has been setting new records and achieving first-ever accomplishments.

Office of the President page
Emporia State faculty and staff at commencement

Leadership, faculty + staff

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

Leadership, faculty + staff page

Diversity + Inclusion

Emporia State University sign flanked by flowers

Emporia State University is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment that is supportive of, and committed to, the success of all members of the population that it serves, a population that reflects the broad diversity of the human experience.

Visit the Diversity + Inclusion website to learn more.

For the Community

Emporia State University Wooster Lake bridge

Campus Attractions

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

Campus Attractions page
Memorial Union at night

Community Resources

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

Community Resources page
Honors College students at Leadership Camp

Activities + Summer Camps

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

Activities + Summer Camps page
Student in Emporia State's Forensic Science mock crime lab

Who Knew?! With ESU.

This program will feature different departments, interesting information and favorite stories from the field.

Who Knew?! With ESU page

ESU Football team running onto the football field

Event Tickets

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

Purchase Tickets

University Business

Campus Snow

Business Office

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

Business Office
Wooster Lake Campus in springtime

Accreditation, Consumer Information + Compliance

Clock tower in Emporia State's Union Square

Partner Institutions

Partnerships with other academic institutions provides options for students.

Emporia State' Mascot Corky in front of Plumb Hall

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, Kansas, is such a great place!

Schallenkamp Hall

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.

Campus Improvements page