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Fort Hays State University Overview

Located in Hays, Kansas, Fort Hays State University is a public institution. Hays is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Fort Hays State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$24,825 Avg Cost After Aid
90% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at FHSU is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at FHSU.
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  • After graduation, FHSU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,617 a year. That's about 9% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is Fort Hays State University?


Contact details for FHSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 600 Park St, Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: 785-628-4000

How Do I Get Into FHSU?

You can apply to FHSU online at:

Admission Requirements for FHSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Recommended
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into FHSU?

90% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
Since FHSU has an acceptance rate of 90%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Can I Afford Fort Hays State University?

$24,825 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FHSU is $24,825. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FHSU, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,463 a year. That adds up to $21,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FHSU is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Fort Hays State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,822 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,402 undergraduate students at FHSU, with 4,822 being full-time and 6,580 being part-time.


There are also 2,700 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,822 full-time undergraduates at FHSU, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fort Hays State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 129
Hispanic or Latino 501
White 3,656
International Students 107
Other Races/Ethnicities 379

Geographic Diversity

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

6,600 Took All Classes Online
7,985 Took At Least One Class Online
-7.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 87 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at FHSU. In 2020-2021, 7,985 students took at least one online class at the school.

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 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of FHSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fort Hays State University was -7.4%. This is the #1,968 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FHSU regardless of major.

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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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