Emporia State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,278
2.41% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,437
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.87%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
86.1%
1,544 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,828
57.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46.3%
339 Graduates

About

Emporia State University is a higher education institution located in Lyon County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Emporia State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (152 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees), and Registered Nursing (47 degrees).

In 2020, 1,685 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Emporia State University. 70.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (903 degrees), 1.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (497 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Emporia State University is $5,278, which is $−17,252 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Emporia State University is $5,278, which is $−17,252 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,437.

In 2020, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,278
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Emporia State University was $5,278. The cost of tuition at Emporia State University is $−17,252 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,437
2020 Value
0.824%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Emporia State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,437. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Emporia State University grew by 0.824%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,408
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Emporia State University was of $9,408 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 5.59% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Emporia State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.41% with respect to 2019, when 74% 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.
3.87%
2018 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Emporia State University was 3.87%, which represents 50 out of the 1291 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Emporia State University received 1,544 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 7.54% annual decline. Out of those 1,544 applicants, 1,329 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.1% acceptance rate.

There were 5,828 students enrolled at Emporia State University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Emporia State University has an overall enrollment yield of 42.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,329
Accepted Out of 1,544

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Emporia State University was 86.1% (1,329 admissions from 1,544 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −7.54%, while admissions declined by −6.01%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Emporia State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Emporia State University has a total enrollment of 5,828 students. The full-time enrollment at Emporia State University is 3,342 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,486. This means that 57.3% of students enrolled at Emporia State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Emporia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.4% White, 9.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.79% Two or More Races, 3.28% Black or African American, 1.63% Asian, 0.601% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.377% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Emporia State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45%), followed by White Male (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.2%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Emporia State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,828 students. The full-time enrollment at Emporia State University is 3,342 and the part-time enrollment is 2,486. This means that 57.3% of students enrolled at Emporia State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Emporia State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,987
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    547
  3. Two or More Races
    221

The enrolled student population at Emporia State University is 68.4% White, 9.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.79% Two or More Races, 3.28% Black or African American, 1.63% Asian, 0.601% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.377% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 509 students (8.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 703 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 (903 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (497 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Emporia State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (152 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees) and Registered Nursing (47 degrees).

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 (152 degrees awarded), Education (702 degrees), and History (28 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,556,895 people), Secondary school teachers (606,693 people), Education administrators (299,342 people), Postsecondary teachers (225,268 people), and Special education teachers (211,597 people).

The most specialized majors at Emporia State University are Library Science (152 degrees awarded), Education (702 degrees), History (28 degrees), Math & Statistics (36 degrees), and English (31 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Emporia State University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Emporia State University are Library Science (152 degrees awarded), Education (702 degrees), History (28 degrees), Math & Statistics (36 degrees), and English (31 degrees).

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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 (2,980,457 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (445,232 people), Computer Systems Design (165,747 people), Legal services (153,818 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (145,691 people).

The most specialized majors at Emporia State University are Library Science (152 degrees awarded), Education (702 degrees), History (28 degrees), Math & Statistics (36 degrees), and English (31 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 152 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 55 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 47 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Emporia State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 152 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

491
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,194
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 491 degrees were awarded to men at Emporia State University, which is 0.411 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,194).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Emporia State University in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 1.83 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 154 degrees were awarded to women at Emporia State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 14 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% of students graduating from Emporia State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Emporia State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.295% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    903 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    497 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Emporia State University is white (903 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (497 degrees).

29.5% of degree recipients (497 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    653 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    250 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Emporia State University is white female (653 degrees awarded). There were 2.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (250 degrees).

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Operations

Emporia State University has an endowment valued at nearly $79M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $457k (0.578%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Emporia State University had a total salary expenditure of $90.1M. Emporia State University employs 76 Assistant professors, 66 Professors, and 61 Associate professors. Most academics at Emporia State University are Male Professors (43), Male Assistant professors(40), and Female Assistant professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emporia State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 101 employees, Management, with 100 employees, and Service with 78 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79M
2020 Endowment
0.11%
decline from 2019

Emporia State University has an endowment valued at about $79M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Emporia State University declined 0.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.4M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.12M - Federal
  2. $1.33M - State
  3. $84.1k - Local

As of 2020, Emporia State University received $3.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.33M from state grants and contracts, and $84.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$41.3M
2020 Salaries
2.13%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Emporia State University paid a median of $41.3M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($90.1M) and a 2.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.73% growth from 2018 and a 0.15% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.3M
Instructional Salaries
237
Number of Employees

In 2020, Emporia State University paid a total of $15.3M to 237 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
101 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Emporia State University were Assistant professor with 76 employees; Professor with 66 employees; and Professor with 61 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Emporia State University were Office and Administrative Support with 101 employees; Management with 100 employees; and Service with 78 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Emporia State University was Male Professor with 43 employees, Male Assistant professor with 40 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Emporia State University.

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