Emporia State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.15 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 38 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Town: Remote
  • Student Population: 5,887 (3,702 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 79% part-time, 21% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,027 in-state; $20,867 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010

Small classes, wonderful teachers, and a great atmosphere!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2006

I very much enjoyed my time at Emporia State. I appreciated the small class sizes and personal attention I recieved. My instructors and mentors shaped who I am today. I also appreciated the community of Emporia. When I was there, I felt that the college and the community members collaborated well. I have lived in several other communities in Kansas and Emporia is one of my favorite places.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Really great program so far. I enjoy taking the hybrid classes, meeting with my cohorts and professors face to face every month really helps keep me on track and inspires me in my field. The SLIM program really stresses networking with peers and existing professionals, and I think this is important at this level of study.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

I highly recommend this online mathematics graduate program at Emporia State University. The professors are engaged in your learning and respond to your emails. Some professors teach hybrid classes, others simply have weekly online video chats, and others create tutorial PDFs that lead you through learning. What they have in common is that they are good at teaching math.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018

Emporia State University has been a wonderful institution to go through in order to obtain a Master of Business Administration graduate degree. I am taking my classes fully online and this is allowing me to continue my full time job! I am enjoying my classes and love working with new professors and students in this graduate program.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2011

The program I was in was a hybrid program. The school would fly the professors to Utah to teach twice a semester. I enjoyed the classes, although I feel more class time would have been helpful.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2007

I liked it. The program they run is very easy for long distance learning.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

I enjoyed my time at ESU. It was a great program that prepared for my future.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I started my graduate program in 2011. What I enjoyed most about the program was that it allowed me to take classes at whatever pace I needed to do. I started off taking a course or two each semester and then sped up towards the end of my involvement in the program. One of the things I struggled with is the advising. Often, my advisors were not available or did not get back to me in a timely fashion. Communication from the school counseling program about deadlines and requirements was horrible--I often had to rush to meet deadlines for comp. exams or internship paperwork. At times, it appeared that I should just "know" this information. If you didn't ask, you didn't know. I learned most from co-students and when the professors were questioned, they often didn't know the answers (for program requirements). The website did not have deadlines put in there. The best example of this is the post-diploma internship. There is little to no information about it on the website and when I inquired (because a fellow graduate mentioned it who also had learned about it from another student), I received no answer. Despite the communication gaps and issues, I really enjoyed my years at ESU in the School Counseling. I went in with little to no experience in education. I feared that I wouldn't be accepted and teachers would resent my presence. I did not have that experience. I learned a lot about the education field as well as how to be a school counselor in an environment dominated by educators. My fellow students really formed a community and helped each other out. I know that I have others in the field that I feel comfortable reaching out to for support or knowledge. I am completely satisfied with my Master's degree and enjoy working as a School Counselor.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Emporia offers a great hybrid, half-time, 2-year program for their Master of Library and Information Science. It's perfect for people who are working and/or raising kids, but who thrive on in-person learning situations.Students belong to a cohort that meets in person two weeks per semester, per class (usually 2 classes per semester). Cohorts run in Kansas, Colorado, Portland Oregon, and Utah.
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