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Parents and Guardians

Resources for parents, families + friends of current and future Hornets

Your student's future starts here

At Emporia State, our mission is preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers and adaptive leadership. We understand we can’t do that alone. Whether you’re a parent, aunt, brother, friend — you are an important part of your student’s journey! To help you help them, we’ve assembled resources to guide your student toward success.


  • ESU has a consistently high career outcomes rate of 98% over 4 years. That means students are getting jobs in their field or going on to further study within six months of graduation.
  • Students leave ESU with lower student debt than state and national averages.
  • ESU has been recognized as a College of Distinction eight years in a row for our high-quality academic programs.
  • Our smaller average class sizes mean students don’t get lost in the crowd and have more opportunities to connect with their classmates and instructors.

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Your student is considering ESU

Your student is considering ESU? Great! We are so excited! Follow this link to learn all you need to know about ESU, college life and more.

Parents + Families of Prospective ESU Students
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Your student is currently at ESU

We have assembled lots of information about how you can support your ESU student.

Parents + Families of Current ESU Students

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Straight to the point parent series

The Straight to the Point Series is an opportunity for parents and guardians to hear from key contacts across the university and learn more about how to guide your student through the admissions and enrollment process.

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