92%

Acceptance Rate

$4,760

Avg.Financial Aid

001915

FAFSA Code

About Fort Hays State University (FHSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

15,523

Website

www.fhsu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) is a public institution established in 1902 as the Western Branch of the Kansas Normal School. Later as a result of development, the institution was renamed to Fort Hays State University in 1977. FHSU attracts goal-oriented students who are seeking premier learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. The faculties are outstanding in the job of motivating the students to explore their full potential. The facilities on the campus are well-maintained. Everyone on the campus is friendly and there are several activities conducted to engage students. The professors are extremely passionate about teaching and they are friendly enough to work with students in solving the issues.

It has been ranked 4th in the rankings for Best Online Colleges in Kansas. The acceptance rate is 92% with the total graduation rate of 37%. The student-faculty ratio is 18:1. The total student population is 15,523. The retention rate is 73% for full-timers and 51% for part-timers.

FHSU provides online education with exceptional value. The online programs at the university offer the benefits of convenience, quality, and affordability. 

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) offers 150 online programs across 28 Majors. The majors include Business Management, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Computer Science, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Environmental Science, Education, Health Science, Information Technology, Law, Arts, Music, and many more.

Accreditation 

Fort Hays State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission regionally and has been granted the authority to award degrees by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Location & Contact

Address

600 Park St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7856284000
Fax: 8004320248
Request Info

Rankings

The ranking according to the U.S.News report are given below

  • The university ranks between 128 to 165 in Regional Universities Midwest and ranks 35 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

  • FHSU ranks 35 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs and ranks 62 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

92%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$30

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

None

Steps to apply for admission to Fort Hays State University:

  • Complete the application for admission.

  • Pay the application fee of $30. Applicants can make the payment by credit card.

  • Submit transcripts from previously attended schools and institutions

  • Students over the age of 21 do not need to submit ACT or SAT scores in order to fulfill the application requirements.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$12,420

Average Annual Cost

$3,990

Books And Supplies

$1,080

Other Fees

$1,140

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,034

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,804

Total One Year Cost

$18,048

The Annual Cost to attend Fort Hays State University is $18,048. This amount includes Tuition cost of $3,990, Books and Supplies cost of $1,080, Other fees of $1,140, Room and Board cost of $8,034, and personal expenses of $3,804. The Net Price to attend the University is $12,420.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

73%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

51%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$121

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

511 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

430 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

323 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

194 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

166 Graduates

Psychology, General

127 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

107 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

99 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

95 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

85 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

65 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

43 Graduates

Sociology

40 Graduates

Biology, General

37 Graduates

Marketing

37 Graduates

Agriculture, General

28 Graduates

Political Science and Government

28 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

26 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

25 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

24 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

24 Graduates

Social Work

21 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

17 Graduates

Computer Programming

16 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

15 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

13 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

11 Graduates

Mathematics

11 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

10 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

9 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

9 Graduates

Physics

9 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Chemistry

7 Graduates

Economics

7 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

6 Graduates

Music

6 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

5 Graduates

Philosophy

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

12,780

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

28%

Full-time

46%

Part-time

54%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

52% White

1% Unknown

3% Black

8% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

33% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

20%

Out Of State

79%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$50,801 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

11%

Averege Housing Cost

$3,864/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,130/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,130/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Victor E. Tiger

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

Total Male Athletes

367

Total Female Athletes

212

Intramural Sports

13

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Soccer

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$38,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$13,830

$26,483

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$144 - 275

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

90%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,760

Students Receiving Federal Grants

41%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,355

Students Receiving State Aid

14%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,128

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

75%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,145

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$7,064

$30K - $48K

$6,734

$48K - $75K

$4,717

$75K - $110K

$2,273

> $110K

$1,968

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,088,723

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,961,214

FHSU provides various facilities to support students and its families. The university provides more than $59 million in the form of financial aid each year. The financial aid office is set up to assist the students in applying for financial aid. Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study methods are some of the formats in which these aids are provided. Students are required to fulfill certain eligibility criteria to avail of these facilities.

The FAFSA form should be filled by the students. Fort Hays State University (FHSU) FAFSA/federal school code is 001915.

  • The State Aid includes Kansas Comprehensive Grant, Kansas State Scholarship, Kansas Nursing Scholarship, Kansas Teacher Scholarship, and Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship.

  • The Federal Aid includes the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan and so on.

  • The Institutional Aid includes the Presidential Award of Distinction, University Scholar Award, Hays City Scholar Award, Traditions Scholar Award, and Academic Opportunity Award.

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