Emporia State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Emporia, KS

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How much is the ESU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, ESU's tuition & fees is $7,356 for Kansas residents and $15,669 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $22,014 for Kansas residents and $30,327 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

ESU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$7,356
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,669
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$9,308
On-campus Expenses$4,350
Off-campus Room & Board$9,308
Off-campus Expenses$4,350
2023-2024 Projection
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$7,134
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,210

How Much Does it Cost to Go to ESU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $70,971 at ESU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $128,155. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $101,055.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$16,458$30,366$24,082
Sophomore (2024-25)$17,286$31,450$24,849
Junior (2025-26)$18,157$32,580$25,647
Senior (2026-27)$19,071$33,759$26,477
4 Years Total$70,971$128,155$101,055
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$17,286$31,450$24,849
Sophomore (2025-26)$18,157$32,580$25,647
Junior (2026-27)$19,071$33,759$26,477
Senior (2027-28)$20,031$34,988$27,340
4 Years Total$74,544$132,776$104,313
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$18,157$32,580$25,647
Sophomore (2026-27)$19,071$33,759$26,477
Junior (2027-28)$20,031$34,988$27,340
Senior (2028-29)$21,039$36,271$28,237
4 Years Total$78,297$137,597$107,701
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$19,071$33,759$26,477
Sophomore (2027-28)$20,031$34,988$27,340
Junior (2028-29)$21,039$36,271$28,237
Senior (2029-30)$22,098$37,609$29,171
4 Years Total$82,238$142,626$111,225
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$20,031$34,988$27,340
Sophomore (2028-29)$21,039$36,271$28,237
Junior (2029-30)$22,098$37,609$29,171
Senior (2030-31)$23,211$39,006$30,144
4 Years Total$86,378$147,874$114,892

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, ESU' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Kansas, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $8,834.
Emporia State University$7,356$15,669
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Kansas Four-years Colleges$15,957
Public Schools$5,756$8,834
Private Schools$20,986

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between ESU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Emporia State UniversityEmporia, KS$7,356$15,669
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest Chester, PA$10,687$22,511
University of Wisconsin-PlattevillePlatteville, WI$8,315$17,274
CUNY City CollegeNew York, NY$7,340$15,290
Purdue University Fort WayneFort Wayne, IN$9,254$22,220
Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery Rock, PA$10,507$14,615
William Paterson University of New JerseyWayne, NJ$15,150$24,464
Montana State University BillingsBillings, MT$6,706$21,347
California State University-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$6,818$18,698
Kean UniversityUnion, NJ$13,426$21,076
Sul Ross State UniversityAlpine, TX$7,592$17,384

Financial Aid and COA

At Emporia State University, 2,530 students (86%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,983.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at ESU is $24,344 for students living on-campus and $24,344 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 452 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,345 and the average amount of student loans is $6,821.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Kansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$22,014$30,327
COA (off-campus)$22,014$30,327
Tuition & Fees$7,356$15,669
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,658$14,658
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,658$14,658
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,031$24,344
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,031$24,344
Average Financial Aid$5,983$5,983
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,53086%$5,983
Pell Grants98433%$4,799
Federal Student Loan1,75860%$6,355
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid45295%-
Grants or Scholarships42389%$5,345
Federal Grants19341%$4,795
Pell Grants19341%$4,606
Other Federal Grants7616%$481
State/Local Grants16835%$1,134
Institutional Grants38681%$2,967
Student Loan Aid34973%$6,821
Federal Student Loans34873%$5,397
Other Student Loans5612%$8,966
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level323299$4,626
110,001 or more9489$2,613

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

ESU's acceptance rate is 88.37%. A total of 1,419 applicants applied to and 1,254 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 481 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 38.36%.
To apply to ESU, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate88.37%88.43%88.34%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)38.36%42.76%36.08%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Emporia State University has a total of 5,324 students including 2,740 undergraduate and 2,584 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,821 male students and 3,794 female students attending ESU. The school offers online degree programs and 2,520 students enrolled online exclusively (47.33% of all students).
Total5,615 1,8213,794
Undergraduate2,948 1,0361,912
Graduate2,667 7851,882

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered100 Programs
Graduate Program Offered32 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate97.99%
Student Population5,324
Graduation Rate51%
Transfer-out Rate36%
Retention Rate72%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties237 (Full-time), 37 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs693 (Full-time), 54 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$62,218
Average Staff Salary$49,381