Emporia State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,278
2022 Average Net Price
$14,854
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.33%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
95.7%
1,846 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,324
59.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.9%
344 Graduates

About

Emporia State University is a higher education institution located in Lyon County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Emporia State University were Curriculum & Instruction (241 degrees awarded), Library & Information Science (177 degrees), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (170 degrees).

In 2022, 2,021 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Emporia State University. 71% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,513 degrees), 19.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Emporia State University is $5,278, which is $−18,718 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Emporia State University is $5,278, which is $−18,718 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,854.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Emporia State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,278
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Emporia State University was $5,278. The cost of tuition at Emporia State University is $−18,718 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,854
2022 Value
1.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Emporia State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,854. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Emporia State University grew by 1.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,534
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Emporia State University was of $9,534 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Emporia State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 11.7% with respect to 2021, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.33%
2019 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Emporia State University was 1.33%, which represents 18 out of the 1358 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Emporia State University received 1,846 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 30.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,846 applicants, 1,766 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.7% acceptance rate.

There were 5,324 students enrolled at Emporia State University in 2022.

Emporia State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,766
Accepted Out of 1,846

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Emporia State University was 95.7% (1,766 admissions from 1,846 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 88.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 30.1%, while admissions grew by 40.8%..

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Enrollment

Emporia State University had a total enrollment of 5,324 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Emporia State University is 3,180 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,144. This means that 59.7% of students enrolled at Emporia State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Emporia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68% White, 6.46% Two or More Races, 5.54% Hispanic or Latino, 3.31% Black or African American, 1.56% Asian, 0.714% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0939% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Emporia State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47%), followed by White Male (25%) and Two or More Races Female (6.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39%), followed by White Male (11.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Emporia State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,324 students. The full-time enrollment at Emporia State University is 3,180 and the part-time enrollment is 2,144. This means that 59.7% of students enrolled at Emporia State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Emporia State University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Emporia State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,620 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    344 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    295 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Emporia State University is 68% White, 6.46% Two or More Races, 5.54% Hispanic or Latino, 3.31% Black or African American, 1.56% Asian, 0.714% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0939% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 390 students (7.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 847 more women than men received degrees from Emporia State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Emporia State University is white (1,513 degrees awarded). There were 19.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (77 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Emporia State University is Curriculum & Instruction (241 degrees awarded), followed by Library & Information Science (177 degrees) and General Educational Leadership & Administration (170 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Emporia State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (188 degrees awarded), Education (918 degrees), and Math & Statistics (38 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Emporia State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,675,878 people), Secondary school teachers (571,277 people), Education administrators (300,333 people), Postsecondary teachers (231,276 people), and Other managers (195,952 people).

The most specialized majors at Emporia State University in 2022 are Library Science (188 degrees awarded), Education (918 degrees), Math & Statistics (38 degrees), History (18 degrees), and English (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Emporia State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Emporia State University are Library Science (188 degrees awarded), Education (918 degrees), Math & Statistics (38 degrees), History (18 degrees), and English (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Emporia State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,018,807 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,639 people), Computer Systems Design (184,664 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (165,538 people), and Legal services (162,172 people).

The most specialized majors at Emporia State University are Library Science (188 degrees awarded), Education (918 degrees), Math & Statistics (38 degrees), History (18 degrees), and English (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Emporia State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 241 degrees awarded
  2. 177 degrees awarded
  3. 170 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Emporia State University was Curriculum & Instruction with 241 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

587
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,434
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 587 degrees were awarded to men at Emporia State University, which is 0.409 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,434).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Emporia State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 93 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 216 degrees were awarded to men at Emporia State University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 8.64 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from Emporia State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Emporia State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.03% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,513 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Emporia State University is white (1,513 degrees awarded). There were 19.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (77 degrees).

9.55% of degree recipients (193 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,109 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    404 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Emporia State University is white female (1,109 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (404 degrees).

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Operations

Emporia State University has an endowment valued at nearly $97.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 51.6k (0.053%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Emporia State University had a total salary expenditure of 88.3M. Emporia State University employs 67 Assistant professors, 58 Professors and 56 Associate professors. Most academics at Emporia State University are Male Professor (38), Male Assistant professor (34), and Female Assistant professor (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emporia State University are: Management, with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 85 employees, and Service with 66 employees.

Endowment

$97.4M
2022 Endowment
3.37%
decline from 2021

Emporia State University has an endowment valued at about $97.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Emporia State University declined 3.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $50.8M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.75M - Federal
  2. $2.39M - State
  3. $128k - Local

As of 2022, Emporia State University received $2.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.39M from state grants and contracts, and $128k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.8M
2022 Salaries
4.46%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Emporia State University paid a median of $38.8M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($88.3M) and a 4.46% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.4M
Instructional Salaries
218
Number of Employees

In 2022, Emporia State University paid a total of $14.4M to 218 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
87 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Emporia State University were Assistant professor with 67 employees, Professor with 58 employees, and Associate professor with 56 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emporia State University were Management with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 85 employees, and Service with 66 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Emporia State University was Male Professor with 38 employees, Male Assistant professor with 34 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 33 employees.

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