Emporia State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Emporia, KS

$6,971

Avg in-state tuition

$21,215

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Emporia State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Emporia State University is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Emporia, Kansas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,828, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 86%. The university offers 59 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 46%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,971, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $21,215.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

86% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

78% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

46% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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6k

Students enrolled

66%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

68%

Unknown

9%

Hispanic

9%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Black

3%

Asian

2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

67%

Socio-economic diversity

39% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

24

Total Online Enrollment

3,826

Student Location Breakout

66% 34%

Percent of Programs Online

74% On-campus

26% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 56% online

Master's Check Bold 54% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

39%

State Grant Aid

27%

Institution Grant Aid

71%

Pell Grant

39%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,908
State Grant Aid $1,109
Institution Grant Aid $3,690
Pell Grant Aid $4,499

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$33k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.