Emporia State University

Is ESU a Good School for the Money?

Emporia State University Value Report

What is an ESU degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares ESU with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within Kansas, ESU Offers Good Quality for a Good Price.

Top 20% Kansas Value
Top 25% Kansas Quality

Emporia State University is ranked #6 out of #28 in Kansas for quality and #4 out of #24 for Kansas value.

This makes it a good quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  4 out of 24
Great Value
State Value Score  83.33 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the ESU financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 30% National Value
Average National Quality

Emporia State University is ranked #425 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Emporia State University is a good value according to College Factual's value analysis. It is priced competitively based on the quality of the education provided.

National Value Ranking  425 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  71.13 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Johnson University $87,805 A
William Carey University $96,399 A
Pittsburg State University $101,918 A-
Emporia State University $114,499 B
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford $120,917 B-
California State University - San Bernardino $127,497 C-
Lehman College $135,608 D
The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga $135,799 D
Lasell College $144,314 D-
Pennsylvania State University - Abington $161,433 F
Lynn University $186,565 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $114,499 in Total

On average, a bachelor's degree from ESU will cost you about $114,499. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $25,220 and a typical 4.54 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $25,220
Average Years to Graduate 4.54
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $114,499

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average ESU student takes 4.54 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your ESU degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$64,336 In-State With Aid
$137,998 Avg Cost No Aid
4.54 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at ESU.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $137,998 #255 A-
All Students $114,499 #425 B
Only Students Receiving Aid $108,252 #508 B
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $94,082 #4 A-
All Students $70,583 #4 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $64,336 #4 A-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Kansas.

About 98% of ESU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what ESU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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