Fort Hays State University (FHSU)

600 Park St, Hays, KS

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Fort Hays State University, a public institution, offers a variety of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Hays, KS, the school resides in a rural setting for students to study in. FHSU has an annual student enrollment of approximately twelve thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Computer And Information Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Most students admitted to Fort Hays State University score in a range of 18 to 25 on the ACT. FHSU admits approximately 70% of applicants. Of those students accepted, nearly 59% of students registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found at fhsu.edu.

The tuition at FHSU varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $4,500 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $14,000 annually. Students attending FHSU may qualify for aid which is typically grants and loans.

The Fort Hays State University "Tigers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.fhsu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants FHSU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Fort Hays State University is about 14,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 7% enrolling as graduate students and 83% as undergraduate students.

$11,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $3,600-$4,300
    • Out-of-State: $13,000-$15,090
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $160-$190 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $460-$550 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$4,116
Receiving Student Loans64%$5,551
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Fort Hays State University may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of FHSU is close to 45%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%
Graduating in 5 Years19%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Fort Hays State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Football (Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    85.88%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    96%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    16:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    76

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $4,197