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Students in Select Missouri, Oklahoma Counties Receive In-State Tuition

June 27, 2018

Students in selected counties in Missouri and Oklahoma can now enroll at Emporia State University in Kansas without paying out-of-state tuition. The additional counties approved last week bring in-state tuition to students in 14 Missouri counties  — Andrew, Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Platte and Ray — and 26 Oklahoma counties  — Canadian, Cleveland, Cherokee, Creek, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Kingfisher, Kay, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington — through the university’s Corky Plus tuition plan. 

Emporia State, named a College of Distinction for its high-impact, real-world learning experiences and active campus life, offers over 200 academic programs in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Teachers College and School of Library and Information Management, is consistently recognized for its educational excellence and affordability. Additionally, for two consecutive years, 98 percent of graduates have begun careers in their fields of study or have been accepted into post-graduate programs.

ESU also is recognized by Abound for its online adult undergraduate programs and graduate school. Graduate school information is online at

According to September 2017 data from the Institute for College Access & Success, ESU’s Class of 2016 reported an average debt load of $20,433, significantly lower than the Oklahoma average student debt of $25,856, Missouri average of $27,532 and Kansas average of $28,776. The Best Colleges 2018 guidebook by U.S. News and World Report, ESU is ranked No. 2 in lowest student debt of all Midwest regional universities. U.S. News also cited ESU’s School of Business as a best value for both in-state and out-of-state students and ranked the online graduate education program in the Top 100 programs in the nation.

Undergraduate students also save through flat-rate tuition, which charges one price for 10 or more credit hours in a semester. Undergraduate students also can qualify for merit-based presidential and transfer scholarships to offset costs. Learn more at

Applications for both undergraduates and graduate students are being accepted for fall 2018 admission. Learn more about ESU, scholarship information and academic programs at



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