Fort Hays State University Overview
Fort Hays State University is a public institution situated in Hays, Kansas. Hays is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.
What Is Fort Hays State University Known For?
- The highest award offered at FHSU is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 54% of the faculty were full-time.
Fort Hays State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
FHSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#30||Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#192||Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#296||Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FHSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards FHSU has earned from around the web.
|#21||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#25||Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#32||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#72||Best Education Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#73||Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#75||Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
Where Is Fort Hays State University?
Contact details for FHSU are given below.
|Address:||600 Park St, Hays, KS 67601-4099|
How Do I Get Into FHSU?
You can apply to FHSU online at: www.fhsu.edu/admissions/admissions-application/
Admission Requirements for FHSU
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||recommended|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into FHSU?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.
Can I Afford Fort Hays State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FHSU, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $5,498 a year. That adds up to $21,992 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at FHSU is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Fort Hays State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,780 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,726 full-time undergraduates at FHSU, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fort Hays State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||189|
|Hispanic or Latino||645|
Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Fort Hays State University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 35 countries are represented at FHSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Fort Hays State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at FHSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of FHSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fort Hays State University was 5.1%. This is the #139 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at FHSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of FHSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FHSU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FHSU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Fort Hays State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Sesamehoneytart under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
|Request Info||Southern New Hampshire University You have goals. Southern New Hampshire University can help you get there. Whether you need a bachelor's degree to get into a career or want a master's degree to move up in your current career, SNHU has an online program for you. Find your degree from over 200 online programs. Learn More >|