Emporia State University

Graduates: 1757
Undergraduates: 3873
Graduates: 1757
Setting: Medium four-year, primarily nonresidential
In-state Tuition: $4,368.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,142.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1204 / 25 / 3.3
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 40:60
Campus Housing: No
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: No
Acceptance Rate: 76%

Emporia State University is a university in the city of Emporia in Lyon County, Kansas, just east of the Flint Hills.

Our mission is to enable campus community members to enhance and improve their quality of life by providing desired recreation facilities, programs, activities, events, and services. We support student success in developing lifestyle management skills through interactive recreation services designed to enhance fitness, health, and wellness. We supports student learning by providing employment, intern, and practical experiences.

The university was founded in March 1863 when the Kansas Legislature passed the enabling act to establish the Kansas State Normal School. The school's first graduating class consisted of two women � Ellen Plumb and Mary Jane Watson� in 1867, the year the first permanent building was completed. The name "Normal" originated in France during the 17th century and was given to schools that had "model" classrooms or schools designed to educate teachers-in-training the proper practices of teaching students. The United States had many Normal schools in the 19th century and most changed their names to "Teachers College". Many later became "State Universities." In 1876, the Kansas Legislature passed the "Miscellaneous appropriations bill of 1876". The end result was that Leavenworth Normal and Concordia Normal were closed so the state funding for normal schools could be directed to Emporia. KSN branched out with locations in Pittsburg and Hays, Kansas. The western branch in Hays opened June 3, 1902 and today is Fort Hays State University. The Pittsburg branch was opened as the Manual Training Auxiliary School in 1904 and became a four-year school named Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg in 1913. Today it is Pittsburg State University. In February 1923, the name of the school was changed to the Kansas State Teachers College. In July 1974, the name was changed to Emporia Kansas State College. On April 21, 1977, the college became Emporia State University. Even before any of the name changes were made official by the Kansas Legislature and Board of Regents, though, the school was called Emporia State unofficially by some in the public and in many news reports. The Kansas Board of Regents is the governing body for ESU. Since 1863, more than 150,000 students have studied at ESU. Emporia State prides itself in being a university that has been changing lives since 1863 and 2013 marked its 150th year. Michael Shonrock became president of Emporia State University on Jan. 3, 2012.

218 Acres (0.88 Km2)


Politics and government Bob Abbott � Kansas Supreme Court justice. Jim Barnett - Physician and former Kansas Senator. Republican nominee for governor in 2006. Stephanie Clayton � Kansas House of Representatives House District 19. William J. Durham � African-American attorney and leader in the civil rights movement. Stan Frownfelter � Kansas House of Representatives House District 37. L. M. Gensman � former U.S. Representative from Oklahoma. Dan Hawkins � Kansas House of Representatives House District 100. Jim Kelly � Kansas House of Representatives House District 11. Jeff Longbine � Kansas Senate District 17. John Conover Nichols � former U.S. Rep. from Oklahoma. Vice president of Transcontinental and Western Airlines. Dale Emerson Saffels � Kansas House of Representatives. In 1979, nominated by President Carter to the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Harold See � Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Gary Sherrer � lieutenant governor of Kansas from 1996 to 2003. Jack Sinagra� mayor, state senator, chair of Port Authority in New Jersey. Sam V. Stewart � Montana Supreme Court Justice. Vern Swanson � Kansas House of Representatives House District 64. Annie Tietze � Kansas House of Representatives House District 53. Grant F. Timmerman Grant F. Timmerman � Awarded Medal of Honor posthumously for heroism during Battle of Saipan. Ed Trimmer � Kansas House of Representatives House District 79. Bob Whittaker � United States House of Representatives. Media and arts Kay Alden, � Five-time Emmy award-winning television writer. Louis F. Burns � Osage Nation/Osage Indian historian and author. Marziah Karch - writer Evan Lindquist � artist given Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) in 2010. Deborah Raney � women's fiction writer. Randall J. Stephens � author and historian. Science and technology Panos Zavos � regarded by many as a cloning and fertility expert, while others describe him as a �maverick.� Has appeared on numerous television shows, including NBC, MSNBC, and CNN. Business William Coffin Coleman � founder of Coleman Company. Taught school at Ottawa University for a year before serving as principal of Blue Rapids schools for a year. Coleman also served as mayor of Wichita in 1923 and 1924. Education Harry Levinson � Chairman emeritus and founder of The Levinson Institute. Clinical professor of psychology emeritus at Harvard Medical School. Barbara Kiefer Lewalski � A Guggenheim Fellow in 1967 and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History and Literature and of English, Emeritus at Harvard. W. Ann Reynolds � chancellor of the California State University and City University of New York. Athletes and coaches Frank Anderson � former head baseball coach for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, now an assistant for the University of Houston. Dale Burnett � former NFL football player that played for the New York Giants and was on 1932 World Championship team. Al Feuerbach � former Olympian and world record holder in the shot put. Don Dennis � pitched for St. Louis Cardinals in 1965 and 1966. Bill Freeman � In 36 years of coaching, Freeman posted a 242-81-3 record and won Kansas state championships in football in three different classifications. Elected to National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1996. Kelly Goodburn � NFL football player for Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins. Played in XXIV Super Bowl when Washington won World Championship. Homer Woodson Hargiss Homer Woodson Hargiss � head football coach for 12 years and compiled a 62-23-11 record. His 1926 squad produced a 7-0-0 record, the only perfect season in ESU history. Steve Henry � drafted by the NFL St. Louis Cardinals in 1979 and played one year for the Cardinals, one year for the New York Giants, and one year for the Baltimore Colts. Brad Hill � head baseball coach at Kansas State University. Gene Johnson � head basketball coach at Wichita State University and Kansas Wesleyan University, won two AAU national titles and was assistant coach for the 1936 gold medal Olympic basketball team. Credited with inventing the full-court zone press. Fred Kipp � played baseball for the New York Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Los Angeles Dodgers. John Kuck � gold medal winner in the shot put at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Bob Leahy � played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Leon Lett � helped Hornets to the NAIA National Championship game in 1989. Played for Dallas Cowboys in 3 Super Bowls. Archie San Romani � won the national collegiate mile in 1935 and the 1,500-meter run in 1936. Anchored distance medley relay that set world record in 1936 and was fourth in the 1,500-meter run at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. San Romani also set a world record in the 2,000-meter run in 1937 that stood for 25 years. Steve Shifflett � major league baseball player for Kansas City Royals. Fran Welch � Quarterbacked ESU football team to a 24-1-2 record in his career. In 24 years as a football coach, compiled a 116-81-15 mark. His track and cross country teams claimed 18 league crowns, four NAIA cross country championships, one NAIA track title, and one NCAA small college cross country title.


Chief_administrator: Michael D. Shonrock (President)
Fax: 6203415073
Phone: 6203411200
Geographic region: Plains IA KS MN MO NE ND SD
Website: www.emporia.edu
Financial aid office website: www.emporia.edu/finaid/
Net price calculator web address: collegeportraits.org/KS/ESU/estimator/agree
Online application website: www.applyweb.com/apply/emporia/menu.html
Admission office website: www.emporia.edu/admissions/
Undergraduate application fee: $30.00
Graduate application fee: $40.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No