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Forward Focused, Future Ready

Building for The Next 160 Years

Investing in the Future

Emporia State University, the Adaptive University, is evolving to meet the needs of today’s students. ESU is building on our strong foundation to move boldly into the future and is focused on educating and graduating students prepared for successful careers by investing in our unique strengths and delivering modern, best-in-class programs and experiences.

This site houses information about investments being made, communications, FAQs and more. Gain additional insights by reading relevant articles about changes in higher education. Follow along with this site as we build a stronger, brighter future for Emporia State University.


Browse the list of Undergraduate Programs.pdf and Graduate Programs.pdf.

Communications + FAQs

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Higher Education Resources

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Higher education articles

Explore Investments

A black and white rat on an elevated platform as a student looks on.


Emporia State University’s Department of Psychology continues to invest in high-impact practices to ensure that graduates succeed in good career paths while making positive changes in the world.

Investment in Psychology
Rendering of Emporia State University's esports arena


Emporia State University's newly added competitive esports program benefits student competitors with skills they can use on campus and after graduation.

Investment in esports
Emporia State students running in gym in the Student Recreation Center

Health + Human Performance

Investments in the Human Performance Lab in ESU’s Health and Human Performance program will benefit graduates who want to pursue careers in both traditional and clinical settings.

Investing in Health + Human Performance
A female recruiter for Conoco Phillips talks with a male student about career possibilities.

Business Administration

The School of Business has restructured its business administration program to focus on the skills our students need when they apply for jobs.

Investing in Business Administration
Students studying together


Two specific additions to the Communication Department come as Emporia State University continues to elevate and reimagine its future.

Investing in Communication
Elementary teacher standing at board pointing to lesson

Social Science

A new undergraduate degree program at Emporia State was created by faculty in the Emporia State Department of Social Sciences, Sociology and Criminology.

Investing in History + Government
Student Teacher in the Elementary Education program reading to elementary student


With nearly 160 years of experience training the best teachers for K-12 classrooms, Emporia State University continues to build on its legacy through continued investment in The Teachers College education programs.

Investing in Education
Students cheering during an Emporia State University football game

Diversity, Equity + Inclusion

Investments in educational opportunities, programming, curriculum changes, career pathways and systematic reviews of policies and practices designed to increase retention + graduation rates.  

Investing in Diversity, Equity + Inclusion
Nursing students studying


The addition of new programs, faculty and infrastructure will benefit current and future students as well as supply much-needed, highly trained nurses for the state of Kansas.

Investing in Nursing
Students using computer lab

Computer Science

Investments in the Computer Science program in Emporia State’s School of Business will prepare students for the fastest-growing career fields in the nation.

Investing in Computer Science + Cybersecurity
Presidents Concert


Elevating music with full-time director of choral activities, tenure-track music education and outreach. Learn more and hear from Dr. Allan Comstock, Chair and Professor of Music.

Investing in Music
Art Painting


Additions to the Department of Art in ceramics, art history, graphic design and community outreach.

Investing in Art