Emporia State University

Founded in 1863, Emporia State University (ESU) was the first public institution of higher learning in Kansas. It is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The School of Business is proud to hold the distinction of being accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Notable ESU alumni include: L. M. Gensman (former U.S. Representative from Oklahoma), Hall Hibbard (former chief design engineer for Lockheed Corporation), Dale Emerson Saffels (former Federal Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas), John Conover Nichols (former U.S. Representative from Oklahoma), Sam V. Stewart (former Governor of the State of Montana), etc.

Achievements and Rankings:

- Emporia State University is ranked among the nation's top 100 regional universities in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges” by U. S. News. As a Tier 1 university, ESU was ranked 84th in the nation and 29th in the Midwest region. Along with Kansas, the Midwest region includes Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

- The University has been named one of the “Best in the Midwest ” by the Princeton Review. Emporia State was among 158 institutions that made the list for the Midwest. The Review based its rankings on standards for academic excellence and surveys of current students.

- Emporia State University, nationally known for its teacher preparation program, was named one of four 'model' teacher preparation programs in the nation in a report “Educating School Teachers” written by Arthur Levine.

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