Emporia State University


Emporia State University is one of the finest medium sized universities in the Midwest.

Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled in Emporia State University (ESU), offering outstanding programs in Education, Business, Arts and Sciences, Library Science and Information Management. The campus is centrally located, adjacent to the historical downtown main street. For more information about ESU go to www.emporia.edu


ESU School of Business

The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The programs have been thoroughly reviewed and found to be of the highest quality. This distinction is found with less than 5% of business schools worldwide.

The School of Business is also home to the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics. The center is made up of classes that focus on entrepreneurial management.

The school’s online MBA program ranks in the top 20 nationally, and is one of the most affordable in Kansas. For more information to go https://www.emporia.edu/business/programs/busadmin/

Teachers College

One of the oldest and largest teaching programs in the nation, ESU’s Teachers College has been recognized numerous times for its excellence.

The Teachers College is one of only four post-secondary institutions in the United States to be identified as an Exemplary Model Teacher Education program by Arthur Levine in his 2006 national study of teacher education programs. ESU was chosen for its curriculum, student teaching, partnerships (e.g., Professional Development Schools), and the commitment of the faculty to raise the quality of the entire state education system. “ESU is the Camelot for teacher education,” Levine said during a visit to the campus.

In 2011, The Teachers College was featured in a video produced by the U.S. Department of Education highlighting the use of professional development schools.

Teacher education students do much of their learning in real world situations, working with faculty and public school teachers. Students complete 100 hours of supervised work in the classroom prior to entering the teacher education program. By the time they are seniors their program is 100 percent field-based. Ninety-two percent of ESU teachers remain in the classroom for over three years—almost twice the national average—and principals rate alumni highly on a wide range of knowledge and skills. To learn more about the education opportunities at ESU’s Teacher’s College go to  https://www.emporia.edu/teach/

To honor Emporia’s special connection to the teaching profession, the Emporia State campus is also home to the National Teachers Hall of Fame and the Fallen Educators Memorial.

Department of Art

Local manufacturer Glendo LLC is an industry leader in the production of engraving tools designed for jewelry and art, as well as equipment for industrial and business use.

In 2005, Glendo teamed up with ESU to launch the first four-year degree program in engraving arts. It’s the only BFA engraving arts program in the world.

Honors College

On August 29, 2014, Emporia State University inaugurated 16 students into its first-ever Honors College. The Honors College focuses on leadership and civic skills, with a vision of helping students become a significant catalyst for the improvement of communities in Kansas and beyond.  Students live and learn with their peers in technologically enhanced spaces that facilitate academic achievement.

Memorial Student Union

Emporia State University’s Memorial Union, the oldest student union building west of the Mississippi River, underwent a multi-million renovation in 2012. Memorial Union is now not only the central gathering place for students, it is a first-class facility for regional meetings and events. https://www.emporia.edu/union/