Emporia State University: Narrative Description
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY F-14
1200 Commercial St.
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
Tel: (620)341-1200; 877-468-6378
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.emporia.edu/
State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Kansas Board of Regents. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1863. Setting: 207-acre small town campus with easy access to Wichita. Endowment: $50.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $550,554. Educational spending 2003-04: $2545 per student. Total enrollment: 6,194. Faculty: 273 (251 full-time, 22 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,287 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 3,796 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 574 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 30 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.
Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2410 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9130 full-time, $304 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $626 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. College room and board: $4474. College room only: $2208. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 112 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Union Activities Council, Associated Student Government, Black Student Union. Major annual events: Homecoming, Flintstock, Family Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour residence hall monitoring, safety and self-awareness programs. 1,148 college housing spaces available; 1,053 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. William Allen White Library with 2.4 million books, 53,656 microform titles, 815 serials, 8,728 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. 410 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Emporia, close to the nation's geographical center, is an industrial city as well as a "university town." From this agricultural area more than 100,000 cattle are sent to market each year. The community facilities include a hospital, libraries, an auditorium and many civic, social and veteran's organizations. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Parks, golf courses, a skating rink, tennis courts, ball fields, bowling alley, and swimming pools are some of the facilities for recreation.