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



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

*We do not guarantee
the
accuracy of information on this
page. All information is subject
to
change. You should confirm all
information with a college
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officer.

Fort Hays State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(785) 628-4000
Website:www.fhsu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.fhsu.edu/admissions/admissions-application/
Address:600 Park St, Hays, KS 67601-4099
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:14,658
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,912 (20% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$4,884
Out-of-state Tuition:$14,426
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,212

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Fort Hays State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Fort Hays State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services171
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3
Education1186
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs142
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences41
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts31
Grand total244919

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Fort Hays State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services41
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education1136
Engineering1
Health Professions and Related Programs21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Psychology111
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences3
Grand total222112

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Fort Hays State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,884
Out-of-state$14,426
Books and supplies$1,080

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,055
Out-of-state$10,333

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid87897%
Grant or scholarship aid80388%$4,212
Student loan aid55561%$5,356

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,04843%$4,273
Federal student loans4,76440%$6,902

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Fort Hays State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Fort Hays State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,1268881,238
Percent admitted100%90%91%
Percent admitted who enrolled46%50%44%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Fort Hays State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment14,658
Undergraduate enrollment12,045
Graduate enrollment2,613

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Fort Hays State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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