Fort Hays State University

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Fort Hays State University, also
referred to as FHSU, is the fourth
largest of the six universities that are
governed by the Kansas Board of Regents.
It is a public, co-educational
university located in Hays, Kansas. It
has an acceptance rate of 81 percent and
enrollment of 13,310 students.

Fort Hays encompasses four different
colleges: Arts and Science, Business and
Leadership, Education and Technology and
Health and Life Sciences. Together these
comprise 30 departments, with more than
60 academic undergraduate majors and 19
graduate majors. The school offers the
following degrees: associates, bachelors
and masters, as well as specialist
degrees. It is accredited by the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools.

Online degrees are offered through Fort
Hays' Virtual College, which grew out of
the Department of Continuing Education
and Learning Technology in 1999.
Currently the Virtual College, which is
accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools,
offers 19 bachelor's degrees and 10
master's degrees. It has strategic
partnerships with community colleges
nationwide, universities worldwide and
the military, with more than 5800
students from 27 countries enrolled.

Library System

Fort Hays' Forsyth Library offers a
substantial collection of general
materials as well as a large number of
fiction and nonfiction materials about
Kansas and the American West. This is
partly supported by the Elmer and Eartha
Pugh Trust Fund. In addition, the
William D. Paschal World War II History
Collection, which was donated by retired
dentist William Paschal, has books as
well as maps, photographs, declassified
government documents and other
materials. The Fort Hays Genealogy
Society also has its repository of
books, papers and periodicals at the
Forsyth Library.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

With annual in-state tuition of
$4,358.10, Fort Hays is considered the
most affordable Regents University in
Kansas. The school offers students from
Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska and
Colorado a discounted tuition rate
through its Contiguous State program.
Fort Hays offers a variety of federal
and state loans and grants as well as
scholarships and work-study
opportunities.

Athletics

Sports teams at Fort Hays compete in
the NCAA Division II Mid-America
Intercollegiate Athletics Association
with the exception of wrestling, in
which it competes as a member of the
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferences. The
school's basketball team has garnered
several national titles, with the men's
team winning the national championships
in 1984 and 1985 as well as in 1996, and
the women's team taking the national
title in 1991.

Student Housing

Fort Hays has seven residence halls:
Agnes Hall (suite-style living), Custer
Hall (houses Kansas Academy of
Mathematics and Science students),
Heather Hall (suite-style living),
McMindes Hall (co-ed by wing and by
floor), Stadium Place (apartment-style
living), Wiest Hall (co-ed by floor) and
Wooster Place (apartment living).

General Information

Admission Office

600 Park Street

Hays, KS 67601

(785) 628-5666

(800) 628-3478

Fax: (785) 432-0248

[email protected]

Contact: Roger Schieferecke

Director of Admissions Counseling
Main Address

600 Park Street

Hays, KS 67601

(785) 628-4000

www.fhsu.edu
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,670

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not
reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related
Sciences

Agricultural
Business B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting
B
Administrative/Secretarial
Services A
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B
Marketing
Management B
Marketing
Research B
Office
Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric
B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information
Sciences – General B

Education
Business
Teacher Education B
Elementary
Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Technology/Industrial
Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial
Education B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Foreign
Language & Literature –
General B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Diagnostic
Medical Sonography B
Medical
Radiologic Technology A
Physical
Therapy Assistance B

History
History
– General B

Mathematics
Mathematics
– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical
Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy
B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry
B
Geology
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology
– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Economics
B
Political
Science/Government B
Sociology
B

Degree levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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